I.S 303 Academy for Career Exploration
Kids First. High Expectations. No Excuses!

I.S.303 Academy for Career Exploration

 High Expectations. No Excuses! 

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Halloween 2017

I.S 303 Teachers Attend the 2016 Molloy Sustainability Institute and learn about how sustaining our planet benefits us all!


IS 303 and The New York Aquarium partner up for a day of Environmental Learning on July 9th, 2016


I.S.303 Teachers Visit The Apollo Theatre on May 25th, 2016

by 05/25/2016


Harvard Club Luncheon

I.S. 303 Principal and Guidance Counselor attended the Harvard Club Luncheon and learned about important social emotional research.

by 5/11/2016

CEI/PEA Networking Dinner

Great news! In an effort to continuously provide our students a learning environment that is rigorous, outstanding and successful to our schools. I.S 303 is elated to announce their partnership with The Center of Education Innovation. This is an organization that works with schools to improve curriculum instruction, and which reiterates strong leadership among colleagues.

by 03/26/2016


Team 303 partners with Stony Brook University to learn the latest in News Literacy!

IS 303 teachers learn about Sustaining the Earth at Molloy's Sustainability Institute

What are our teachers reading?


Carmen N. Amador

School Principal 

The Leader in Me by Stephen Covey 

This book shows me that leadership abilities can be found in everyone and inspires us to seek there out. It also describes a principal's journey towards improving her school.

Robin Kestlinger

8th Grade Teacher

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanith

Paul was a young neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. He wrote this book while battling against his early death. It is a deeply moving account of how he sought to find meaning in a life with no future. Paul died, aged 37, before he finished this memoir and his wife wrote the epilogue. Rather than just sorrowful, his story is actually uplifting as it enables the reader to think through the giant questions about our existence.

Iveliz Colon 

IEP Teacher

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56  by BY RAFE ESQUITH

From the man whom The New York Times calls “a genius and a saint” comes a revelatory program for educating today’s youth. In Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire!, Rafe Esquith reveals the techniques that have made him one of the most acclaimed educators of our time. The two mottoes in Esquith’s classroom are “Be Nice, Work Hard,” and “There Are No Shortcuts.” His students voluntarily come to school at 6:30 in the morning and work until 5:00 in the afternoon. They learn to handle money responsibly, tackle algebra, and travel the country to study history. They pair Hamlet with rock and roll, and read the American classics. Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire! is a brilliant and inspiring road map for parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about the future success of our nation’s children.

Jennifer Azarow

7th Grade Teacher

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson

A seventeen year old girl wakes up after being in a coma for over a year. However, the life she wakes up to does not seem to be her own. She must fit together the pieces to figure out who the Jenna Fox really is.

Kattiusca Montalvo

6th Grade Teacher

The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”… As women we tend to look at aging as a negative factor of time yet inevitable. I was drawn to this book because I believe that women should embrace life’s many phases with courage, resilience and dignity. When we accept ourselves, as unique, invincible and beautiful women we had truly reach empowerment. Live It Up… my life motto!!

Michael Young

School Dean

Thirteen-year-old Mia Winchell is far from ordinary: she suffers from a rare condition called synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person can see sounds, smell colors, or taste shapes. But because she has kept it a secret from everyone, she appears to be the most normal kid in her family. Her younger brother Zack keeps a chart of all the McDonald's hamburgers he's eaten in his lifetime. Her older sister Beth dyes her hair a different color every week and might be a witch.