"Be More Do More": College Readiness

In order to support college access and readiness, OCA offers many opportunities for students including:

  • AP classes including United States History and Biology

  • Full-time college department dedicated to support students in grades 9-12

  • Partnerships with CUNY College Now to gain college credits and experience

  • 7 Specialist teachers dedicated to small group instruction based on individual need

  • Engaging electives, credit recovery and Regents prep in 9th period 

Enrichment Opportunities

In addition to music and arts classes offered during the school day, OCA boasts the following:

  • OCA Concert Band and Audio Production Program

  • PSAL Basketball

  • Small School Soccer, Co-ed Wrestling

  • Boxing and Weight-Lifting Club

  • Journalism, Technology and Student Leadership classes

  • Free arts classes via the Abrons Art Center

  • Partnerships with the Leadership Project and NYU to bring additional socioal-emotional and after-school programming 

Extra Support Services

Orchard Collegiate Academy places a high value on supporting our students in their socio-emotional learning and development. With a support team that includes a guidance counselor, 2 licensed social workers, a licensed mental heath therapist, a full-time college counselor, OCA offers the following services:

  • Individual and Group Academic Counseling

  • Individual and Group Therapy

  • Comunity-Building Opportunities and Events

  • Parent Support and Referrals

  • Workshops and resources related to mental health needs