Special Academic Programs
Advanced Placement Courses in English, American History, European 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 and Statistics. Students may begin taking 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.A.S.T.E.R. (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 Competiton (invitation only based on the top averages in the grade)
- 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 which provides students with the opportunity to study Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Russian. You can also take a Murrow Indepedent Learning Experience (MILE) in any one of the languages if you want to teach yourself and get credit for it
- Planetarium and Astronomy studies 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 Each year, there are 2 major theater productions and 2 mini-drama productions. Students build the sets, control the lighting and audition for the casting. You might have seen excerpts from Murrow productions on television including FOX 5.
- Technical Theatre and Set Designs – Part of the 1st floor is dedicated to set designing where students learn to use all the set machines that will design the sets for the theater productions.
- Fine Arts and Photography help to develop portfolios for entry in career and college art programs. Facilities include two dark rooms.
- Music Technology is the newest and most exciting program to be offered at Murrow. 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.
- Music Studio offers performance-oriented music which includes access to an electronic piano laboratory and the opportunity to perform in four bands, two orchestras and three choruses.
- “College Now” offered in conjunction with Kingsborough Community College: Students may earn college credit in their 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 is one of largest programs in New York City. We have classes that range from college accounting, web design and Virtual Enterprise, where you run a business and compete with other schools throughout the United States. Murrow's Virtual Enterprise class won first place in the 2005 Citywide and National Business Plan Competitions.
- Bilingual Spanish and Chinese offers classes in Social Studies and Science in dual language for english language learners.
- Instructional Support Services that provides support and services to over 500 students with individualized Educational Plans.
- Library-Media Center was recently renovated with new a furniture, computers, smart boards and research databases.