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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.
Diplomaendorsements: CTE

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 98.000002% (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: 93.000001% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 80.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 88.999999% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 92.000002% 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.
Interest: Film/Video
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 107
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1788
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 17
Seats 9 SWD: 22
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 472
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 21

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Open 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, 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: 548
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.

Language classes: French
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science Principles, AP Calculus AB, AP United States History, AP Human Geography, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Career and Technical Education (CTE),College Trips,Diversity in Admissions,Early College,Extended Day Program,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Internships,Weekend Programs

Ptech: 1
Earlycollege: 1

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

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 (40.742964,-73.959183)
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 (NYSED-Approved)

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