La Salle Academy in Manhattan has extended its partnership with St. Francis College in Brooklyn to enable high school students to enroll in up to five courses that will earn them high school credits from La Salle and college credits from St. Francis.
Members of the La Salle faculty are teaching the courses on the La Salle campus. The courses are creative writing, government, history, sociology and Spanish. La Salle, a college preparatory Catholic high school serving students from all five boroughs, offered creative writing from St. Francis in the first two years of the partnership, which was completed by 20 La Salle students.
“Our collaboration is about empowering the next generation to do good and to do it well,” said Brother Thomas Casey, F.S.C., president of La Salle Academy. “The growth of the partnership between St. Francis College and La Salle Academy reflects the commitment of both schools to make a positive difference in young lives and in our society.”
Gregory Bardzell, assistant director of success partnerships at St. Francis College added, “SFC has long, fruitful relationships with high schools throughout New York City, and our Bridge Program helps ensure those relationships flourish.”