School Overview:

UAGC is a progressive high school with a comprehensive sustainability-focused technical science program. In addition to our college-preparatory curriculum, we offer students majors in Building Science and Horticulture. Our core values of collaboration, intention, and responsibility, live in everything we offer our students. We are looking for students who are inquisitive, collaborative learners who are interested in coursework that expects them to fully engage with the environment and the people around them in a reciprocal relationship. Our students finish high school with leadership, cooperative problem-solving, and superior written and verbal communication skills. A UAGC experience uniquely prepares students for a 21st century world.

Programmatic Interest Area + Overview:

Building Science - UAGC's CTE program engages students through both hands-on and academic exposure to the theories, and practices within both the urban agriculture and building science fields. In this program, students learn directly from industry experts, engage in work-site visits, compete for industry-based paid internships, and have the option to earn industry certifications. All students select their major after 9th grade. CTE Endorsed diploma available for Building Science pathway.

Academic Opportunities:

  • Technical science major in Horticulture: Urban Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources – student maintain learning garden on 84th and Amsterdam and a tiny house in the Building Science classroom
  • Technical science major in Building Science: Sustainable Architecture/Design, Engineering; Nationally recognized industry certification in engineering
  • Learning cultures curriculum – a progressive pedagogical model emphasizing student agency and intention
  • Four-year writing program
  • CUNY College Now
  • English Language Learning Courses: English language learners are fully integrated, and our model supports language acquisition – several staff members are ESL certified
  • Language Courses: Latin Advanced Placement Courses: AP World History, AP US History, AP English Literature


  • Gardening, Gay-Straight Alliance, Green Team, Latin Dance, Minecraft, Music, Poetry Writing and Performance, Strategy Club, Student Government, Theater, Tutoring, Weightlifting; Other enrichment activities based on student interest; Paid Internships in: Culinary, Facilities Operations, Horticulture, Management
  • PSAL Sports – Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball
  • PSAL Sports – Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
  • School Sports: (NCAA Cleared) Basketball, Dance, Intramural Soccer; Other sports available based on student interest

Additional Details/Offerings:

College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Internship Expected; Internships; LYFE program; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Internships