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

Excellence is to do something
in an uncommon way.
- Booker T. Washington

ACPAlbany College of Pharmacy has partnered with Brighter Choice Charter Schools to offer a unique long-term after-school program designed to promote success in science and math, while exposing young students to a way of life that encourages their educational development and inspires them to pursue a college degree.

Project-SOARAlbany Medical College has partnered with Brighter Choice Charter Schools to offer a mentoring program with a goal to assist with academic performance and help develop positive traits in study skills, discipline and achievement while instilling a love for, and a commitment to, serving and improving the community.

Brighter Choice Track Meet participated each year in the JUST RUN ALBANY program that promotes fitness, healthy eating, good citizenship, and pride in accomplishments. This program starts in March and ends in the Just Run Albany track meet at Union College in June

Brighter Choice Health and Gardening Program is a year-round program that helps students become prepared mentally, physically, emotionally and socially for life in middle school, high school, college and beyond. The mission of Health Ambassadors is to empower students to take charge of their health. Participants will learn about nutrition and metabolism; gain an understanding of food origins through farm and garden visits; learn to regulate their emotions through breathing; gain an appreciation for exercise as a lifelong daily routine.

Scholars Taught Resilience Integrity and Values with Excellence (S.T.R.I.V.E): The S.T.R.I.V.E. program teaches the skills needed to help build confidence, respect and character amongst our scholars, and help them become productive members of our school and the community.  As a result, scholars will gain skills and confidence in their ability to interact cooperatively and peacefully with others—which in turn will positively affect their academics.

CARE Through COPS (Children Achieving Reading Excellence Through Community Officers Promoting Success) Reading Program: This program allows Albany Police Officers, State Troopers, and other community helpers to come into our classrooms to read, listen to scholars read, engage in discourse, teach citizenship and the roles of Police Officers within the community, be mentors, partake in classroom celebrations and more. It allows our scholars to interact with influential males and females that are a positive impact on our community and also for these community members to circulate our building in order to see the great work that our scholars and educators are producing.

Giving Back

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.