Excellent schools: Harlem Village Academy Middle School
What makes a school outstanding? Academic rigor, long hours, community spirit, and mutual respect are just some of the guiding principals of this high-performing charter.
By Leslie Crawford
Putting in the hours
School days go from 7:45 to 4:45 (except on Fridays, which end at 2:00), and that’s not including after-school (elective) courses and tutoring, along with Saturday remedial classes, two hours of nightly homework, and homework packets to complete during extended vacations.