Armory College Prep Middle School Program


Academic Enrichment

At ACP MS, our goal is to develop a love of learning in our students. For college and lifelong success, students must be self-motivated and self-driven learners. Using Khan Academy, ACP MS provides academic support and builds habits of academic reflection. Khan Academy allows students to work at their own pace, monitor their own progress and learn new material. With great persistence and guidance, our students benefit from Khan during ACP MS and are motivated to use the platform outside of our classroom walls.


Computer Science

High quality computer science education empowers students to be active participants and citizens in an increasingly technological world. A pathway both to college and careers, computer science education aligns with ACP MS’ vision of preparing students for lifelong success. Our students are technology enthusiasts and digital consumers. With hard work and engaging opportunities, we are nurturing their computational thinking, problem solving, and communication skills so that they can become the next generation of leaders in technology and innovation.

At ACP MS, we work with MOUSE to introduce students to the concepts of computer troubleshooting, hardware repair, coding, mobile application design, web and media literacy, and video game design. These lessons target students at a variety of skill levels and are meant to inspire students to learn more.   


High School Application Guidance

There are over 500 high schools for eighth graders to choose from in New York City. These schools vary in the number of students enrolled, areas of focus, graduation rates, and required travel time. Our program walks students and their families through the process of finding the best schools possible. Attending the right high school can be life changing and we assist all students in navigating the maze of schools visits, interviews, exams, and, if necessary, portfolios.



By the time our middle school students graduate from college, there will be over 1.2 million new jobs in STEM. Our middle school program is teaching our students proficiency to not only succeed in these fields, but lead the way. The skills students develop in our classroom will change their lives.
— Alberto Jose Aquino, Director of Armory College Prep Middle School Program

Armory College Prep Middle School Program Growth vs the National Average on the Nationwide Evaluation Association's MAP exam:

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Armory College Prep High School Fair

Many of our students are first-generation Americans, and the high school application process can be a daunting task. Since 2015, Armory College Prep Middle School Program has hosted an annual high school fair.  This allows our middle school students and families to meet representatives from various schools across the city. Participating schools have been neighborhood, charter, private, and parochial schools. To participate the schools must have high academic rigor and dynamic athletic programs. 

High schools are eager to participate, because they know that Washington Heights students have an overwhelming amount of grit, potential, and promise. We are dedicated to organizing this event to make college and lifelong success possible for all of our students.

Since joining ACP, my daughter has learned self-confidence, discipline and has possessed a motivation I didn’t know she had.
— Marisa John, Parent of ACP Student

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program run?

Armory College Prep Middle School Program has two scheduling options. Students can either participate on Mondays & Wednesdays from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm or Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Our six week summer program runs from July to mid-August from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Who is eligible to join the Armory College Prep Middle School Program?

Armory College Prep Middle School Program is open for any students who participate in the CityTrack program. CityTrack is a free after school track & field program for middle school students who live or go to school in the Inwood, Washington Heights and Harlem communities of New York City.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for Armory College Prep Middle School Program please come to our Classroom 2 Everywhere at The Armory. If you have questions, you can reach us at 212-923-1803 ext 7081.

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How can I register my child for this program?

Please complete the registration form. If you have trouble submitting the form electronically, please email Alberto Aquino, Director of Youth Programming, at