Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why should I join FDR YABC?
FDR YABC is an alternative afternoon and evening program that allows students to graduate with a HS Diploma. Our program is a joint program with Good Shepherd Services and NYC DOE. With us, students can accumulate credits and pass their remaining Regents exams necessary to graduate. In comparison to a traditional NYC high school, classes are offered from 2:35pm to 8:05pm Monday through Thursday, and Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm. We also provide an additional level of support and engagement for students. Our Advocate Counselors and Social Worker meet with students for individual and group counseling to often discuss attendance and ensure every student has a post-secondary plan for after they graduate. For students interested in gaining paid internship experience or need an elective credit at FDR YABC, we also have Learning-to-Work Program where our Internship and Career Coordinators assist in training, placing, and supervising students at a wide range of internships.
Am i eligible to join?
To enroll in a YABC program, you must be in at least your 5th year of high school, have at least 17 credits, be 17.5 to 21 years old, and either currently attend or plan on attending a NYC high school. Please go to our Intake and Registration page to view a specific breakdown by age and credits here.
how do i apply?
Speak to your current Guidance Counselor about your options. Ask them to fill out a Y1 and Y2 form and either drop it off or send it to us, along with our application you can find here. You may contact our Program Director, Mr. Eric Connor, with any additional questions. You may reach our Program Director at (917) 647-4159 OR (718) 621-8800 ex. 2400, and at Eric_Connor@GoodShepherds.org. You can find the rest of our contact information here.
are there other yabc PROGRAMS in brooklyn?
There are 5 other YABC programs located throughout Brooklyn in addition to our program in Mapleton. Please click here to see contact information for those programs and to inquire about intake and registration information.
APEX (Online Classes)
How can I access the APEX website?
What happens if I forget my APEX account password or username?
If you forgot your password, you can click the "Forgot password?" link on the homepage by sign in. You can reset your password by answering your security questions. Your username will be the first letter of your first name, followed by your last name. For example, John Doe's username would be jdoe. If you still experience trouble logging into your account, please speak with Mr. Andrew in either Room 240 or by email at email@example.com.
What happens if I get locked out of taking a quiz or test?
You have three tries to take a quiz or test. If you take one three times and fail, then you will be locked out. You must contact Mr. Andrew to reset and unlock that quiz. You can speak to him in Room 240 or contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to attend my APEX classes?
Yes! APEX attendance is mandatory. While classes are done online, you are expected to complete your work at school during the times your APEX class is scheduled. APEX classes are offered either Period 0 (2:35-3:35pm), Periods 1 through 3 (between 3:35-8:05pm), or on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm.
How much work is APEX?
An APEX class consists of online quizzes and tests, up to three written homeworks per unit, as well as one test at the end of every unit to be taken in class with your teacher. In addition, to pass a class you must complete 25 hours of work while being logged into APEX. To check how many hours you've completed so far, please contact Mr. Andrew.
How do I know if I'm on track to pass my APEX class?
You are considered on track to pass your APEX if you meet the deadlines for each unit (found here), maintaining consistent attendance, and completing all written homework and tests per unit. Please reference your Course Activity Scores Report to see your completion within the course. All quizzes and tests listed on this report must be completed in addition to the written and in person work.
What happens if I don't meet a deadline?
If you can't meet a certain deadline, you will be locked out of your account and unable to complete work until you meet with Mr. Andrew and/or your Advocate Counselor to discuss any issues in completing the work and make a plan for your success.
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