The only all-boys tuition-free
elementary school serving the
Capital Region.

Parent Partnership

Parental Partnership Mission Statement

The mission of the Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys’ parent committee is to support the academic, social, and emotional development of our scholars.

 We will achieve this mission specifically by:

  • Increasing parental involvement through a variety of outreach efforts;
  • Organizing fundraising for the Scholar Activity Fund;
  • Assisting with annual school events.

Parental Partnership Commitment

Reasons why it is important to be involved:

  • Parents are a critical part of the equation necessary to form a successful partnership that allows children to receive the exceptional education they deserve.  
  • Parents know their children better than anyone else and can provide critical information and insight regarding their children.
  • Parental support contributes to the success of schools.
  • Research shows, the more involved parents are with the education of their children, the more successful their children will be.

 Ways for parents to be involved:

  • Become an active member of the school’s Parental Partnership Committee.
  • Attend the school’s Parental Partnership meetings to be held the months of September, November, January, March and April.
  • Participate in the school’s Family Events.
  • Volunteer for the school’s fundraising activities.
  • Chaperone your son’s field trips.
  • Serve as a guest reader for your son’s classroom.
  • Share your talents with the school.
  • Know the staff at your son’s school.
  • Meet the families at your son’s school.
  • Review your son’s homework every school night.
  • Read with your son.



2015 Recruitment

Now accepting 2015-16 admission applications for grades K-4. Apply on-line or request an application from the school by calling 694-5372.

Contact Us

116 North Lake Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Ph: (518) 694-8200
Fax: (518) 694-8201

Giving Back Campaign

Brighter Choice for Boys is committed to raising funds each year to benefit the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center in memory of Abdulaziz Fadul and Qazir Sutherland. This year Brighter Choice will once again participate in the Students Care for Kids hearts campaign. Hearts will be sold and displayed at the school from February - May, 2015. The generosity of our staff, families and community is greatly appreciated.

Why Brighter Choice?

Established in 2002, Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys is the only single-gender tuition-free school placing scholars on the road to college. Please contact our Parent Coordinator at 694-5372 to schedule a tour and to learn more about the opportunities being offered for scholars entering grades K-4. Brighter Choice accommodates students with disabilities, English language learners and participates in the free and reduced meals program.