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Academy for Careers in Television and Film (ACTV)

Overview written by the school: Our school prepares students for careers in movie and television production. As a small school, we provide individualized academic support and extensive career mentoring. Students learn by working alongside industry professionals with state-of-the-art equipment. Our career programs are complemented by rigorous academic classes which prepare students for competitive post secondary options. We offer an early college and career program to provide our students a more direct connection to college and workforce experiences while in high school. Teachers use films in classes to enhance lessons and our school is a leader in using technology in innovative ways to support learning.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 99% (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: 80% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 84% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 94% 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: Academy for Careers in Television and Film
Code: Q01A
Program description: Comprehensive CTE program in film and TV production that includes hands-on work-based learning experience, alongside a rigorous academic college preparatory program. Priority given to students who are eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for up to 63% of seats.
Interest: Film/Video
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 115
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1842
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 16
Seats 9 SWD: 20
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 375
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 19

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average
Standardized Test Scores: Average


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): Academic Tutoring, Video Gaming Club (AVG), Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Model UN, Student Government, Movie Screenings, Yearbook Club
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, Soccer
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, Flag Football, 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: No data
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: 562
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 3:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12 - This school is expanding to serve grades 9 to 14 in the 2023-2024 school year.
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships

Ptech: 1
Earlycollege: 1

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Hunters Point-Sunnyside-West Maspeth
Neighborhood: Hunters Point-Sunnyside
Campus name: Hunter's Point Campus
School Number: Q404
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 402
Council district: 26
Census tract: 1
BIN: 4538588
BBL: 4000060008

About Academy for Careers in Television and Film (ACTV)


Address: 1-50 51ST AVENUE, LONG ISLAND CITY NY 11101
Latitude: 40.742956
Longitude: -73.959196
Phone number: 718-609-3330
Fax number: 718-609-3339
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 7 to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Ave
Bus lines near the school: B32, B43, B62, Q103

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Academic opportunities: 

Work-based learning and industry internship opportunities; extracurricular production activities

Advanced Placement (AP) course selections in 11th and 12th grade; CUNY College Now partnership with LaGuardia Community College

Four-year advisory system, College Advisement, SAT Prep, National Honor Society

CTE program(s): Film and Video Production

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