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Lab Cohort: HSEF

School Address: 1700 Fulton St. Brooklyn

Principal Name: Bernard Gassaway

Principal Email Address: BGassaway@schools.nyc.gov

iLearnNYC Contact Name: Jeffrey Harris

iLearnNYC Contact Email Address: JHarris2@schools.nyc.gov

Assigned Implementation Manager: Eileen Marks DiFabio

Implementation Manager Email Address: emarks@schools.nyc.gov

iLearnNYC Committee Members



Email Address:

Bernard Gassaway
Jeffrey Harris
A.P. iLearn Coordinator
Isaiah Cherry


Students are afforded an option to study in a virtual learning environment through the Boys and Girls Virtual Academy (BGVA). This academy is designed to meet the demands of the 21st Century global learning community. BCVA believes, "that educational opportunity need not be limited by barriers of time and place or availability of a qualified facilitator. Rather, we believe that high-quality education is possible today for all students in all locations."


  • To empower students to accumulate credits, study courses that may not be available at BGHS and accelerate their graduation date.
  • To provide the student population with 21st Century learning services that increase the opportunities for students' academic success.
  • To provide additional instructional services to meet the diverse learning needs of BGHS's learning community


  • Students will function as "independent learners" who are self directed, responsible and intrinsically motivated to learn and to excel.
  • Students will be assigned a teacher/advisor who will monitor, advise, and evaluate student work. This will include face to face tutorial, instruction and online study.
  • Students will accumulate necessary credits