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Academy for Careers in Television and Film (ACTV)

Overview paragraph: 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 and, in the fall of 2018, we will begin offering 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.
Diplomaendorsements: CTE

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 98% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 93% of students attendance.
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: 81% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 90% 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: 113
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1435
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 13
Seats 9 SWD: 22
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 364
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 17

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


Extracurricular activities: Academic Tutoring, Acting Club, Creative Writing Club, Dance Team, Gaming Club, GSA, Movie Screenings, New York Cares Youth Service Club, Next Step Pictures -an in-house student run production company that creates video content for external clients; Prom Committee, Video Game Club, Yearbook Club
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, Volleyball

School sports: NCAA Cleared

Other info

Total students: 565
Start time: 9am
End time: 3:30pm (Wednesdays: 2:50pm)
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
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, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships

Ptech: 1
Earlycollege: 1

School accessibility description: 1

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: 2
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: 7 to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Ave
Bus: B32, B43, B62, Q103

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CTE program(s) in: Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

CTE endorsement in Film/Video; comprehensive sequence of production courses; opportunity to select area of production specialization in 11th grade

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

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