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The initial faculty were composed in part by a contingent from Stuyvesant High School. As more boys began to attend Science, the Clinton contingent was gradually returned to its own main building. During their joint occupation, which lasted for 2 years until , the two schools had separate teaching staff and classes, but the same supervision and administration.

In , as a result of the efforts of Meister, the faculty, and the Parents Association, the school became co-ed, giving girls of New York equal opportunity to pursue a quality education in a specialized high school, previously denied to them. This expansion to co-education preceded its rivals Stuyvesant and Brooklyn Tech by more than two decades.

In , after 20 years as principal of the school, Morris Meister resigned to become the first president of the newly organized Bronx Community College. Meister personally selected a teacher, Alexander Taffel, to succeed him as principal. Move to modern facilities[ edit ] Dedication of the new building in From the beginning, the Parents Association and Principal Morris Meister campaigned for a new building.

On March 3, , students and faculty occupied the new building for the first time, solving the problem of how to move the books from the old library to the new in typical Bronx Science manner: They entered a school equipped with modern classrooms, laboratories, and technical studio areas.

In the first spring of the move, rumors swept the school that various Bronx youth street gangs were coming to the school, and that the Fordham Baldies would shave the hair of Science students. Another incident did happen that spring: The first time Science girls appeared on the outdoor physical education field in gym clothes, some students from the neighboring, all-male DeWitt Clinton High School charged the separation fence between their field and the Science field.

The fence held, but the female students exercised indoors for the remainder of that year. Kennedy hailed it as "a significant and pathfinding example of a special program devoted to the development of the student gifted in science and mathematics.

In , William Stark, an assistant principal of the Social Studies Department, was appointed acting principal. Levy decided to try to find a Nobel laureate to become principal. When the deadline came and went, Stark accepted a job as principal of Manhasset High School. Many faculty and parents were upset that Stark was not appointed in a timely way and thus had left the school; Vincent Galasso agreed to an interim appointment for one term in Reidy has been a controversial figure, and several teachers left the school in response to her becoming principal.

Some teachers have openly criticized her to newspapers and some students staged protests in and In September , Jean Donahue was named interim principal of the school. Donahue is an alumna of the school Class of , the parent of an alumna, and a long time faculty member at the school. Donahue has since been instated as the principal. Entrance examination[ edit ] Bronx Science has a student body of about 3, students.

The test covers math word problems and computation and verbal reading comprehension, and editing skills. In , there were 20, students taking the entrance exam, [16] increasing to approximately 30, students in The ratio of female to male students, as of [update] , is approximately 1: A rooftop solar panel installation was completed in February A screen just off the main lobby displays production data at every moment.

Holdings include over 30, volumes, different magazines, microforms including the New York Times on microfilm dating back to and readers, and computers in the computer room. Among its electronic resources is ScienceDirect , a free science journal service provided by Elsevier to a select few science high schools.

It is used by students as a gateway to firsthand experience with published scientific research. Elenko Holocaust Museum and Studies Center, before the renovation and rebuilding. In , Stuart S. The museum has had over 60, visitors. In an anonymous alumnus of the school made a very large donation to the museum.

In , the museum moved out of its original home into a larger space, although plans were made for the museum to be renovated. The museum is one of the rarest of its kind, being located in an American public high school. A hallway on the first floor of Bronx Science A math and computer programming class at Science in , with an IBM op code chart, upper right.

Science was one of the first high schools to teach computers. The school had a keypunch machine and students ran their programs at the Watson lab at Columbia University. Science obtained its own computer, an IBM , a year and a half later. Bronx Science students take a college preparatory curriculum that includes four years of lab science, math, English, social studies, two or three years of foreign language and a year of fine arts, with required courses and a wide selection of electives, including advanced placement AP classes, which allow students to place out of introductory college science courses.

Over distinct courses are offered. In the biological sciences, the students have the additional option of taking a special "double honors" biology course, which features extra laboratory exposure. Science electives include microbiology, physiology, forensic science, human genetics, evolution, astronomy, organic chemistry, electronics and others. A course in linear algebra and differential equations was offered for the first time in fall Students in their sophomore year are required to take either Applied Science or a class to satisfy the Sophomore Research Requirement.

However, it is possible to satisfy the fine arts requirement by taking a music elective such as Jazz Band or an arts elective such as AP Studio Art during the regular school year. The paper is printed using funds from its advertisers, with no fiscal school support. The paper is distributed on average five times per year at no charge.

The Science Survey has been the name of the Bronx Science student newspaper since the founding of the school in Dynamo [32] is the literary magazine sponsored by the English Department, consisting of original poems and stories submitted by students from all grades. The yearbook office has a custom-built web server to manage its production, powered by MediaWiki and Coppermine software. The Biology Department sponsors two publications.

BioNIC [33] the Biology News and Information Center is an annual web publication featuring biology-related events at Bronx Science, student-written articles, opportunities, and links to helpful and interactive pages. Biology Journal, a joint venture between students and faculty, documents advances in the field within the school and in the outside world. Each themed issue contains interviews, commentaries, artwork, featured student research papers, and abstracts from every student biology research project that year.

Other department-produced publications include the annual Math Bulletin, [34] consisting of student term papers, original student mathematics research, and topics in mathematics; Exposition, an annual production of the Social Studies Department; and Reactions, [35] written by physical science students.


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