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Special Programs

  • Advanced Placement Courses: Students can take AP course in English, American History, World History, Economics, Government, Human Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science (Java), AB and BC Calculus, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, French Language, Italian Language, Russian Language, Music Theory, Environmental Science, Psychology, AP Capstone and Statistics. Students may begin taking some AP classes as early as their sophomore year.
 
  • Murrow Med: An accelerated science program designed for those interested in careers related to medicine, dentistry, etc. Students double in required sciences so that they can develop a rich program of electives.
 
  • M-STAR (Science Research): Students develop research skills and write research projects which may be entered in science competitions like the Intel Science Talent Search. For those that do that not enter the Intel Physical Science Competition, they enter the Intel Social Science Competition (invitation only based on the top averages in the grade).

  • AP Capstone (Behavioral Science Research)Students develop research, writing, presentation skills in a two year program during the 10th and 11th grade.  Year one students work collaboratively to complete research projects using a variety of methods and perspectives.  Year two students work independently to design a research topic, conduct research, develop data and submit a written project and presentation to the college board. 

  • Murrow Mathematics Seminar Intensive Program: Students "double" and take an equivalent of four years of mathematics during their junior and senior years

  • Law Studies: Students take an introductory course in the concepts of law. Students then go further by taking other law electives such as criminal procedures, mock trial, and We the People

  • Intel Behavioral Science: Students with the highest averages of their grade are invited to participate in an intensive research program where they work with institutions such as Columbia University and NYU to participate in an annual science competition

  • Honors English and Social Studies: Classes beginning in the 9th grade will lead to more advanced courses such as Advanced Placement classes

  • Advanced Language Programs:  These programs provide students with the opportunity to study Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Russian. 

  • Planetarium and Astronomy: Studies are built around the use of our own Hubble planetarium. Many students - including those from outside schools - use the planetarium. You might have visited our planetarium while you were on a field trip in elementary school, or if you took one of our tours when you were in 8th grade.

  • Theatre:  There are two major theater productions and two mini-drama productions each year. Students build the sets, control the lighting and audition for the casting.  Auditions are open to all students who attend Murrow.

  • Technical Theatre and Set Design: A workshop with professional grade tools is dedicated to set designing.  Students learn to use the machinery and develop the skills to design the sets for the theater productions.

  • Fine Arts:  Students are supported throughout their years at Murrow to develop a portfolio to enter a career and/or a college art programs. Murrow has the facilities for print screening, pottery, digital design, animation and much more.

  • Music Technology:  Students will work in a brand new music lab with Pro-tools to learn how to create, edit and produce music with a grant provided by Levis and Alicia Keys.  Students will showcase their skills at two or more yearly events.

  • Music Studio:  Students will have an opportunity to access a wide array of instruments and the opportunity to perform in four bands, two orchestras and three choruses.

  • College Now:  In conjunction with Kingsborough Community College, students may earn college credit in their Junior and Senior year by taking college level courses. Successful completion of these courses leads to course credit on a college transcript provided by the City University of New York.

  • Business and Career Education:  Murrow has one of largest business programs in New York City. Students have the opportunity to take college accounting, web design and Virtual Enterprise (VE).  VE is a business competition that enables our students to run a business and compete with other schools throughout the United States. 

  • Bilingual Spanish and Chinese:  Murrow offers classes in Social Studies and Science in dual language for english language learners.

  • Instructional Support Services:  Murrow provides support and services to over 500 students with individualized Educational Plans.

  • Library-Media Center:  Murrow recently renovated the library with new furniture, computers, smart boards and a research database.