Introducing the N.O. X BK Student Exchange Program!

N.O. X BK Exchange: The Black School & BCAM High School Student Exchange Program

This project develops an annual exchange between Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM) with New Orleans-based art school and community organization The Black School (TBS). The exchange takes a targeted group of 10 students from each school with strong interests in, and an established track record around, the visual and/or performing arts, and has them travel to the sister city, i.e New Orleans and conversely Brooklyn/New York City for a connected, connective and multidimensional exchange experience. BCAM students travel to New Orleans in April, 2023 and participate in a 5-7 day intensive, hosted by The Black School. Later that term, in May, 2023, BCAM will host a group of Black School students in a reciprocal intensive. The exchange is framed around college and cultural exposure, activism oriented community inquiry, artistic development and, of course, building sister-city bridges. 

February 10, 2023: N.O. X BK Exchange Art Auction Fundraiser

BCAM Gallery

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BCAM Extracurriculars 2022-23

Principal's Corner

Monday, November 21, 2022


Dear BCAM Families:

We hope this letter at the beginning of our 2nd Academic Quarter finds you well. We want to thank all the families that attended our Zoom-Video Parent-Teacher-Conferences last Thursday and Friday.

We also want to invite you to our annual Winter Visual Art & Performance Showcase Friday, December 16, 4:30pm-7:00pm here at school. We ask all students and guest to make a $5 entry donation to our arts program. This showcase will be followed by a student party for all students in good academic standing 7:15pm-9:15pm.

Please see enclosed your student’s BCAM student 1st Quarter Report Card. This can be found in their MySchools Account. If you do not know how to access your student’s MySchools Account, please immediately email our Community Director Joseph Cooper ( and he will get you linked to your account. And please also be aware that 1st Quarter Report Card Grades are official. They now will average with 2nd Quarter Report Card Grades (November 14th- January 23rd) to result in your student’s semester grade which is placed on their permanent transcript.

In addition, included in this mailer are your individual directions to access our Jupiter Online Grading System. This will allow you to access your student’s current grades whenever you wish. Our BCAM teachers update grades every few weeks, so if you don’t see a particular assignment, please be patient—it will be loaded upcoming.


Finally, the items below provide you key information about important topics and dates to support you in maintaining strong connection to our school community. We will continue to share updated information constantly via our Kinvo Text System, our website, our Instagram @bcamhs, and phone calls. Please do not hesitate to contact us by Kinvo text, call (718)230-5748 or email Mr. Cooper with any questions or concerns. Your child’s safety and security, and academic, artistic and professional development is our clear mission.   As always, in any situation, we are partners and we are #BCAMStrong!!!



James O’Brien, Principal; Janna Bello-Andrews & Brent Lawrence, Assistant Principals;

Joseph Cooper, Community Director

and the entire BCAM Staff


  • BCAM 2nd Quarter Progress Reports Transmitted: Wednesday, December 13
  • BCAM Winter Visual Arts/Performance Showcase: Friday, December 16, 4:30pm – 7pm
  • BCAM Zoom Remote PTA December Meeting: Wednesday, December 21, 6pm-7pm
  • Winter Recess Holiday: Monday, December 26 – Monday, January 2
  • BCAM Regent Exam Prep Sessions: Tues/Thurs Afternoons & Sat Mornings, January 3 - 21
  • BCAM Zoom Remote PTA Meeting: Wednesday, January 18, 6pm-7pm
  • End of 2nd Academic Quarter: Monday, January 23
  • NYC DOE Regent Exam Week: Tuesday, January 24 – Friday, January 27
  • Monday, January 30: No school for students- DOE student-free day
  • 1st Day of 3rd Academic Quarter: Tuesday, January 31

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.