"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

Extra Support Services

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 

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