Scholar’s Creed

Scholar’s Creed

South Bronx Academy for Applied Media is a community of







As a scholar at the South Bronx Academy for Applied Media, I am…



  • I take ownership of my learning.
  • I arrive to school and class on time everyday dressed in SBAAM’s uniform.
  • I am prepared with the materials, homework and positive attitude I need to be successful.
  • I participate productively and consistently at all times (i.e. class time, hallway time, lunchtime, etc.).
  • I reflect on my schoolwork and look for ways to improve it.
  • I use resources available to me both inside and outside the school (tutoring libraries, museums, etc.).



  • I learn about media and how it can enrich my life.
  • I make choices that will positively impact my future (tomorrow, high school, college, and career).
  • I recognize my unique strengths and the impact I can have on our school community.
  • I support and celebrate the unique achievements of all members of our community through positive words and actions.
  • I have a voice in our school community.



  • I contribute to the intellectual and physical safety of our school community.
  • I use appropriate words, tone and body language when communicating.
  • I set realistic, attainable, and ambitious goals.
  • I am prepared, organized, and manage my time effectively.
  • I take advantage of opportunities to continue to learn outside of the classroom.
  • I recognize, respect, and support the learning needs of different members of the SBAAM community.
  • I learn from my mistakes and past experiences.
  • I acknowledge and show respect for the diversity of our school community.
  • I keep an open mind, I am flexible, and I compromise when necessary in order to achieve my goals.



  • I listen actively to all members of the SBAAM community.
  • I think critically and make informed decisions, considering the positive and negative consequences of my actions.
  • I receive and respond appropriately to relevant and constructive feedback, always assuming best intentions.
  • I work together with the members of SBAAM’s community to achieve our shared vision.
  • I reflect on my progress and make adjustments.
  • I represent myself and my school in a positive manner at all times.



  • I put forth maximum effort.
  • I welcome challenges and push myself to overcome obstacles to meet my goals.
  • I take responsibility for what I say and do.
  • I have a positive attitude.
  • I hold myself accountable to SBAAM’s mission.