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  • Girl Talk girls pose by their table at the Young Citizens Conference.
    Girl Talk girls pose by their table at the Young Citizens Conference.
  • Fitness students and students from MS 447 take part in a join Zumba class.
    Fitness students and students from MS 447 take part in a join Zumba class.
  • Girl Talk and Health and Nutrition students pose for a photo during their trip to the Park Slope Food Co-op
    Girl Talk and Health and Nutrition students pose for a photo during their trip to the Park Slope Food Co-op
  • Girl Talk girls explain their booth at the Young Citizens conference
    Girl Talk girls explain their booth at the Young Citizens conference
  • Pasta salad made by students in Health and Nutrition.
Ingredients: Organic pasta, plum tomatoes, red onion, green pepper, red pepper, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, olive oil, sea salt, cayenne pepper, olives, garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese
    Pasta salad made by students in Health and Nutrition. Ingredients: Organic pasta, plum tomatoes, red onion, green pepper, red pepper, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, olive oil, sea salt, cayenne pepper, olives, garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese
  • Performer Roger G dances for the students
    Performer Roger G dances for the students
  • Performer Roger G captivates the students during a performance
    Performer Roger G captivates the students during a performance
  • Ms.Stephanie introduces AOTA to LeAp students
    Ms.Stephanie introduces AOTA to LeAp students
  • Students perform during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration.
    Students perform during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration.
  • Students perform a yoga set during our Winter Celebration
    Students perform a yoga set during our Winter Celebration
  • Students pose with signs before a performance by Roger G.
    Students pose with signs before a performance by Roger G.
  • Yoga students perform a set during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
    Yoga students perform a set during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
  • Group Leader Leiry poses with students during our Family Halloween Party/ Lights on Afterschool Event
    Group Leader Leiry poses with students during our Family Halloween Party/ Lights on Afterschool Event
  • Students perform and act out their own monologues during our Family Winter Celebration.
    Students perform and act out their own monologues during our Family Winter Celebration.
  • Kids in Coding gather around a computer to learn the program Unity.
    Kids in Coding gather around a computer to learn the program Unity.
  • Students drum for a skit during our weekly activity, Melodious Mondays
    Students drum for a skit during our weekly activity, Melodious Mondays
  • Daniel teaches other students how to make an origami paper cup.
    Daniel teaches other students how to make an origami paper cup.
  • Power Hour students pose with Vision Zero volunteers
    Power Hour students pose with Vision Zero volunteers
  • Sidhanth drinks from a paper cup he made.
    Sidhanth drinks from a paper cup he made.
  • Students skate carefully during our Ice Skating Trip!
    Students skate carefully during our Ice Skating Trip!
  • Students dance during our Dance Contest at our Halloween Party
    Students dance during our Dance Contest at our Halloween Party
  • Students on our Ice Skating trip pose for the camera.
    Students on our Ice Skating trip pose for the camera.
  • Parents watch students in Power Hour recite an original poem during our Lights On Afterschool Open House
    Parents watch students in Power Hour recite an original poem during our Lights On Afterschool Open House
  • Roman expertly codes an arch in Minecraft class
    Roman expertly codes an arch in Minecraft class
  • Ms. Funmi gives her drummers the cue to start.
    Ms. Funmi gives her drummers the cue to start.
  • Acapella students sing 'Scars' during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
    Acapella students sing 'Scars' during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
  • Drama students perform monologues during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration.
    Drama students perform monologues during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration.
  • A proud parent smiles with the book and certificate he received during our Lights on Afterschool Open House.
    A proud parent smiles with the book and certificate he received during our Lights on Afterschool Open House.
  • Yoga students perform a set during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
    Yoga students perform a set during our LEAP Family Winter Celebration
Girl Talk girls pose by their table at the Young Citizens Conference.
Girl Talk girls pose by their table at the Young Citizens Conference.

Champion Community Contributor

Each month, we distribute awards to students who have displayed the 3 R's to Success!

RESPECT

Means to treat others with kindness. Resolve conflicts in a healthy way via verbal communication. 

Maintain all classrooms Leap uses in an orderly fashion and follow the rules of the adults in the program. 

RESPONSIBILITY

Means to come to the LEAP program on the days you are assigned.  

Contact the program to inform Jeneen and Cristina of absences and come straight to the cafeteria at dismissal time. 

READY TO LEARN

Means being open to try new things and listening to your teacher. 

News and Notices

This section contains important program updates like special events, program closures, and other announcements! 

Subscribe Notice: Families, our subscribe feature is currently down, please regularly check this page for program updates!

September 16th, 2018

Class Rosters are up! 

Click here to see your child's schedule.

September 14th, 2018

Thanks and Important Notices 

The staff at MS 51 would like to thank families for coming to our orientation sessions. It was a pleasure meeting you and your children. 

In addition, please be mindful of the following important dates:

Evening of Sunday, September 16th - Class Rosters will appear and be posted on the website. (This is how you know your child is in the program!)

Monday, September 17th - First day of LEAP! All students registered for Monday classes are required to come straight down the cafeteria at 2:40 pm!

Wednesday, September 19th- Yom Kippur. DOE schools closed.

Thursday, September 20th- MS 51 Curriculum Night - No LEAP After school


August 23rd, 2018

LEAP Families! Please Read Our New Orientation Dates!

Families, please be aware that our Orientation dates have changed!

August 23rd, 2018

Important Information about LEAP Start Date!

LEAP's official start date is 

Monday, September 17th

LEAP Families, please be advised that your child cannot start LEAP until you have:
1. Attended an orientation 
2. Submitted an application
3. Viewed confirmation that your child has been enrolled in classes!

August 23rd, 2018

New Student Orientation Info for Prospective and Returning LEAP Families!

Hello New LeAp Families! 

Welcome to the official website of MS51 LEAP! Please take the time to explore our website. Learn about the activities we offer and our program rules and policies.

If you would like to download a  LEAP application, please visit the Apply For LeAp page.

We can't wait to meet you!

Question
 Answer
What is LEAP orientation?
An information session outlining LEAP policies, procedures, and program offerings. Families will also have the oportunity to meet LEAP staff and have their questions answered.
Families must attend LEAP orientation to submit their child/ren's application and secure a spot in the LEAP program.
Please bring your student to orientation! Students will be treated to a fun-filled kid friendly orientation that introduces LEAP staff and rules.
When is LEAP orientation?
September 7*
First Leap Family Orientation 
Time: 5pm-6pm
September 12 
Second Leap Family Orientation 
Time: 5pm-6pm
September 13
Third Leap Family Orientation 
Time: 5pm-6pm

Place: Auditorium 
*Students of families that attend orientation will have a spot in the program, but to make sure your child gets first choice of classes, we recommend coming to our first session!
What do I need to attend LEAP orientation?
-A filled out LEAP application
-We strongly encourage to bring your child/ren with you so that we may answer any questions they may have!
Do I need to attend orientation and fill out a new application even if my child/ren participated in LEAP last year?
Yes!

May 29th, 2018

LEAP Families! Important Information About the 2018-2019 School Year! 

Whether you're returning or new, all families are required to fill out a COMPASS application and attend an orientation. 

For more information about the application process for next school year, visit our Apply for LEAP page.

 

February 8th, 2018

Class Highlights: Minecraft

See what students in Minecraft are up to!

Minecraft classes are working on sustainable homes. Students are learning about the role convection plays in the climate of cities. They are creating structures with plants to assist with creating shade and altering the flow of oxygen. 

This building is a public house with a balcony that has a oak tree and reduces the heat. This building has windows that face the sun, and the water runs down the side to give water to the plants and goes down to be filtered and reused.

Ethan, Minecraft Mondays

About LEAP

LEAP is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum. LEAP is a leading innovator in educational programs and services and one of the premiere arts-in-education programs in New York City. Since 1977, LEAP has helped over two million students reach their full potential, academically, artistically, and socially.This is LEAP's fourth year at MS. 51 William Alexander Middle School. For more information about our history and mission, visit the LEAP website at Leapnyc.org

 

Jeanine Espinosa was an active member of LEAP. She attended Drum and Dance, Empowerment and Drama. 

She will be greatly missed and we honor her life and spirit.

-MS 51 LEAP After-School Community