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47 The American Sign Language and English Secondary School

Overview paragraph: At "47" the American Sign Language and English High School, we believe that all students have the right to learn in an inclusive, academically rigorous environment. Our graduates emerge proficient in American Sign Language (ASL). Our small school community nurtures responsible citizens of the world, addressing all aspects of young adult development by providing the necessary individual supports for our students to be college and career ready.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 91% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 86% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 55% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 62% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 92% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: American Sign Language Studies Program
Code: M54A
Program description: Students partake in a four-year ASL program graduating with a proficiency in American Sign Language. Graduates can expect to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to work with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. In addition to learning American Sign Language, students are exposed to the culture and social perspective of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Offer Rate: -1% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 57
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 353
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 12
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 101
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 8

Seats 10: Yes-15
Admissions priority 1: Priority to "47" American Sign Language & English Lower School students
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents who know or are interested in learning American Sign Language

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (60-100), Math (57-100), Science (60-100), Social Studies (60-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.9-4.5), Math (1.5-4.5)
Individual Interview (on-site)

Activities

Extracurricular activities: After-School Tutoring, Archery, ASL Performance, ASL Poetry, Chess, Chorus, Coding Club, Computer Science, College Tours, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Drumming, Food & Nutrition, Forensics, Knitting, SAT Prep, School Web Design, Student Council, Studio Art, Video Production and Editing, Visits to ASL Interpreted Broadway Shows, Weight Room, Yearbook, Yoga

Psal Sports Coed: Stunt
School sports: Clubs: Archery, Basketball, Cheerleading (All Coed), Soccer, Volleyball

Other info

Total students: 165
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:30pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: American Sign Language
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Internships; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Gramercy
Neighborhood: Gramercy

School Number: M047
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 6
Council district: 2
Census tract: 64

About 47 The American Sign Language and English Secondary School

Contacts

Address: 223 East 23rd Street, Manhattan NY 10010
Latitude: 40.738548
Longitude: -73.982455
Phone number: 917-326-6668
Fax number: 917-326-6688
School email: [email protected]
Website: 47aslhs.net
Subway: 6 to 23rd St; L to 3rd Ave; R, W to 23rd St
Bus: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM1, BxM10, BxM11, BxM18, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M9, QM21, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X2, X27, X28, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9

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Academic opportunities: 

Small class sizes, after-school tutoring and after-school enrichment programs .

Partnerships: Baruch College Now, yearly programs at various CUNY campuses, College Summit and collaboration with Cooperative Technical Education.

Intensive instruction in ASL, Mindfulness Practices, Arts Matter Partnership, Dance and Art Studios.

Community-Based Internships, Mindfulness Practices