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High School Programs

TEAK provides four years of comprehensive programs and services to support high school students in competitive academic environments and to prepare them for admission and success at selective colleges.

Check-Ins, High School Visits & Fellows’ Forums (9th – 12th Grade)

TEAK Deans are in regular communication with students through email, phone, and in-person check-ins, as well as school visits. TEAK sets high academic standards for students and monitors school progress and grade reports. Students also attend Fellows’ Forum group meetings at TEAK to share their experiences with a strong peer network, strengthen critical thinking and study skills, and participate in leadership development activities.



Specialized Tutoring at TEAK (9th – 12th Grade)

This one-on-one tutoring program addresses academic challenges and helps students work toward subject and skill proficiency, future college admissions, and the transition to college-level work. TEAK also provides short academic modules for small groups of students over the summer during high school to prepare students to excel in upcoming courses, such as Chemistry and Calculus, as well as college entrance examinations.



Public Service

Public service is an essential pillar upon which students’ leadership development is based. All students make a commitment to complete 115 hours of service in their home or school communities during high school. Through individual volunteer work and group projects with TEAK addressing issues such as hunger, health, education, and the environment, students make a significant impact on the world around them.

Morgan McKinzie Summer of Service (Summer after 11th Grade)

Students impact their communities through volunteer and service-learning projects throughout their time at TEAK. During the summer after 10th grade they complete an in-depth, six-week internship at a non-profit organization or government agency. The Summer of Service Program provides organizations with over 175 hours of service while students gain experience in the professional world.


TEAK has partnered with the following organizations:

American Civil Liberties Union
American Museum of Natural History
Association to Benefit Children
Brooklyn Hospital
Carter Burden Center for the Aging
Clinton Foundation

GO Project
Hospital for Special Surgery
Human Resource Administration
New York County District Attorney’s Office
TEAK Fellowship

Learn more: The Morgan McKinzie Endowment


Summer Enrichment Experiences (Summers after 11th Grade)

TEAK students participate in engaging, enriching activities throughout high school with an emphasis on the summer after 11th grade. TEAK supports students in the activity of their choosing including outdoor leadership experiences, travel abroad opportunities, immersion programs, and pre-collegiate academic programs.


High School Placement