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Academy of American Studies

Overview written by the school: Our college preparatory school focuses on American history and its interdisciplinary connections. Students learn in a supportive environment, allowing them to grow socially, emotionally, and academically. As the flagship high school of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, we provide insights into America's history through a rigorous curriculum that includes study in art, music (with a focus on opera), theater, and journalism. Our Advanced Placement (AP) program and partnerships with CUNY and St. John's University allow students to earn college credits. Our curriculum is enriched with trips to historical sites, the theater, and the opera, as well as community service, sports, and additional activities.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 98% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 93% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 71% 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: 86% 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: Academic Humanities
Code: Q71A
Program description: Focus is on the humanities, literature, writing, and American history, and also offers a full range of math and science courses. All students take Senior Thesis, a college preparatory research and writing class as well.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 58
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 2159
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 37
Seats 9 SWD: 10
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 266
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 27

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 1007
Start time: 9:50am
End time: 4:15pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Queensbridge-Ravenswood-Long Island City
Neighborhood: Queensbridge-LIC

School Number: Q451
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 401
Council district: 26
Census tract: 33
BIN: 4005026
BBL: 4004170016

About Academy of American Studies


Address: 28-04 41ST AVENUE, LONG ISLAND CITY NY 11101
Latitude: 40.751331
Longitude: -73.937434
Phone number: 718-361-8786
Fax number: 718-361-8832
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 7, N, W to Queensboro Plaza; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; F to 21st St-Queensbridge; G to Court Square
Bus lines near the school: B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q103, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69, X63, X64, X68

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College preparatory, rigorous, enriched academic program across all four years including traditional coursework and online learning to support growth.

Enriched courses in American History and Law; Senior Thesis; trips to historic sites; trips overseas; advanced classes in all academic areas.

Ten CUNY College Now classes, ten AP classes, College Advantage (St. John's University); many college credits can be gained onsite!

Linkages with the Metropolitan Opera, Noguchi Museum, 92nd Street Y, Museum of Modern Art, Theatre for a New Audience; community service activities.

Connections with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York State Theatre Education Association, Center for Arts Education.

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