BCAM @ the Armory

Principal's Corner

June 28, 2022


Dear New BCAM Students and Families,


We heartily welcome you to Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM), located in the newly renovated Campus 117 Building.  We are honored that you have selected us as your high school and joined our school community.  BCAM is considered an outstanding small, public high school and is committed to preparing every one of its students for college-level academic, artistic, and professional success in and after high school.    


As BCAM students, you are expected to follow all of our community rules and guidelines.  We ask you to work very hard, but you will feel supported in this effort.  Families, we ask you to attend conferences four times yearly, sit on year-end portfolio presentations, and be members of our PTA.  In addition, we possess a myriad of extra-curricular arts academies, PSAL teams, and programs for our students.


We strongly encourage you to review our website at www.bcamhs.org to learn about and keep up to date with our school information.  And please click the link on our website to view our BCAM Community Handbook to gain a sense of what to expect upon your enrollment.  As a preview, our school and Campus has the following:

  • Brand new dance, recording, film, and theater studios in our basement arts annex
  • A track & field for PE and athletic teams
  • Fully-equipped, state-of-the-art classrooms, science labs, gym, auditorium, and library


In addition, please place the following required dates in your calendars and plan on attending:

Tuesday, July 19th  - Wednesday, July 20th, 9:00 am-1:00 pm: BCAM New Student Summer Bridge 

During this required two-day bridge orientation, your new BCAM student will take mini-classes; complete introductory assessments; and gain an in-depth understanding of our school.  PARENTS MUST ATTEND ORIENTATION Tues, July 19TH 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM.

Thursday, September 8th, 8:30 am: 1st Day of School.

This is a full academic day of school.  Students are expected to adhere to our BCAM Express Yourself/Respect Yourself dress code and bring all supplies to begin. 


In conclusion, please contact Parent Coordinator Joseph Cooper at jcooper12@schools.nyc.gov, (718)230-5748 ext. 118 with any questions, and to confirm your Summer Bridge Attendance.  Once again, we welcome you. 




Dr. James O’Brien, BCAM Principal & the entire BCAM community

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At Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM), we prepare our students for 21st century academic, creative, and professional success. Through an art, media, and technology-enriched academic curriculum emphasizing community collaboration, we challenge ourselves to think critically and create knowledge in pursuit of personal excellence and meaningful social change.

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