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BCAM Exhibition: "Hold Still, Hold Strong"

Please join us in celebration of our 11th-grade teen photographers and their work completed during this 2020-21 life-altering year, at the opening of our exhibition “Hold Still, Hold Strong: BCAM HS Students Celebrate Beauty and Resilience During a Life-Changing Past Year” at ONE Art Space (23 Warren Street, Manhattan) on Saturday, May 29th from 5-9pm. More information can be found HERE.


“Hold Still, Hold Strong” features photographs taken by 11th-grade students from Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School during this year of unprecedented challenges. The exhibition features work from 20+  high school photography students that explore complex themes around beauty, strength, connection, isolation, marginalization, and justice. Armed only with their unique voices and the power of their mobile phones, students created inspiring photographs and accompanying text descriptions of how they perceive the world during these difficult times.  

Featured Photos From BCAM's Hold Still, Hold Strong Exhibit

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Principal's Corner

April 26, 2021


Dear BCAM Students and Families,


We are now in our 2nd week of 4th Quarter.  Final grades that are placed permanently on DOE transcripts are an average of 3rd & 4th Quarter report card grades. So this 4th Quarter really matters!  Students must continue to attend their live classes every day except Wednesdays and do all of their work!


If a student received an NX for a 3rd Quarter class, this means it is an “incomplete”.  They would have failed this class, but the DOE is not issuing any fails during this COVID- impacted school year.  So they have to make up work for this incomplete during 4th Quarter, or do so during summer school.


Also, please be reminded of the following upcoming calendar dates:

  • Wednesday, May 12th:          BCAM PTA 6pm
  • Thursday, May 13th: DOE Holiday- No School
  • Monday, May 17th                 Superintendent virtual visit to BCAM for evaluation
  • Friday, May 28th                    Last day of live classes for Seniors (12th Graders)
  • Monday, May 31st:                DOE Holiday – No School
  • Tues, June 1st- Friday, June 4th Senior Portfolio Presentations
  • Friday, June 11th:                  Last day of live classes for 4th Quarter for 9th-11th Grades
  • Mon, June 14th-Wed, June 23rd Regent exams & independent work completion 4th Quarter
  • Tuesday, June 22nd                Class of 2021 Graduation
  • Friday, June 25th                   Last day of 2020-21 school year & diploma pick-up for grads
  • Monday, July 5th                  1st day of summer school for credit/course make-up


Please also be aware that BCAM will be hosting a series of professional workshops for students given by professionals from different industries and professions.  Please be on the look-out for advertising of these workshops!  And extra-curricular programs and PSAL teams continue until June 11th


We encourage you to review our website at www.bcamhs.org and Twitter/Instagram @bcamhs to keep up to date with our school and access our calendar.  And please contact our Parent Coordinator Joseph Cooper (718)230-5748, Ext. 338, jcooper12@schools.nyc.gov ) with any issues.  Thank you as always for your partnership and participation. 




Dr. James O’Brien, BCAM Principal (jobrien16@schools.nyc.gov )

Janna Bello, BCAM Assistant Principal (jandrews6@schools.nyc.gov )

& the entire BCAM Staff Community


Mission Statement

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.