Resolution J1805-2013

Commending The Brooklyn Latin School upon the occasion of being named the top public high school in New York State by ;.us on;U.S. News & World Report: Best High Schools 2013;.us off;

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  The  Brooklyn Latin School upon the
occasion of being named the top public high school in New York State  by
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT: BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 2013

WHEREAS,  New  York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
commend  those  institutions  of true purpose and high achievement whose
exemplary programs and accomplishment clearly  demonstrate  an  enduring
pursuit of excellence in the education of the youth of the Empire State;
and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
The  Brooklyn  Latin  School in Brooklyn, New York, upon the occasion of
being named the top public high school in New York State by U.S. NEWS  &
WORLD REPORT: BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Nationally,  The Brooklyn Latin School was ranked No. 21 out
of roughly 21,000 public high schools; and
  WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Latin School opened its doors  in  the  fall  of
2006  to  63 students who represented every borough of New York City, as
well as countries as diverse as  Poland,  Nigeria  and  Israel;  it  now
serves  more  than  300  students in grades 9-12, 87 percent of whom are
students of color; and
  WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Latin School is one of a handful of  specialized
high  schools  in  New York City, and the only one to offer the Interna-
tional Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, an advanced academic and  extra-
curricular  curriculum  designed to help students develop the knowledge,
understanding, attitudes and skills necessary  to  participate  actively
and responsibly in the world community; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Brooklyn Latin School provides a specialized, classical
education, including the study of Latin  and  Greek,  in  a  disciplined
academic  environment;  the school strives to provide the groundwork for
understanding the foundations of our society, while developing the lead-
ership capacity of its students so that they may serve as leaders; and
  WHEREAS, The faculty and staff of The Brooklyn Latin School have  high
expectations  of  their  scholars;  all  students are expected to devote
three hours per night to study, and to  participate  in  extracurricular
and community service activities; moreover, all students are expected to
attend a four year college upon graduation; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Brooklyn  Latin  School has continually demonstrated an
impressive dedication,  an  unparalleled  devotion  and  an  unremitting
enthusiasm  for  the  quality  of educational programs and opportunities
offered for the benefit of its faculty, students and the entire communi-
ty; and
  WHEREAS, The steadfast and unyielding commitment of parents, educators
and administrators  to  providing  the  highest  quality  education  for
students is the hallmark and tradition of The Brooklyn Latin School; and
  WHEREAS,  As it progresses further into the 21st Century, The Brooklyn
Latin School stands prepared to reach out, in earnest  and  enthusiastic
quest of its mission, promoting the maximum growth of every student, and
developing  the skills which will carry its students and the citizens of
its community into the future; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  The Brooklyn Latin School in Brooklyn, New York, upon the occa-
sion of being named the top public high school in New York State by U.S.
NEWS & WORLD REPORT: BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 2013, noting the significance  of

its accomplishment, and recognizing the role such effective schools play
in  transforming  the  quality  of  life  in  their community, State and
Nation; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Brooklyn Latin School.

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