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Academy for Language and Technology

Overview paragraph: The Academy for Language and Technology (ALT) nurtures inquiry learning, character development, and community building. Our focus is to prepare students to compete in the global economy. Students connect technology to real-world experiences via internships and they develop literacy in both Spanish and English. Ninth graders enter one of our three technology-focused programs: media communications, computer networking, or computer technology. Our school environment-built on community, leadership, and social activism-encourages our students to grow into articulate, responsible citizens.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 96% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 89% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 83% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 74% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 91% 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: National Academy Foundation Media Communications
Code: Y31B
Program description: Allows students to understand mass media opportunities through a hands-on approach and develop career skills in video production, journalism, media arts, and technology, with internships in various media outlets.
Interest: Communications
Method: Screened: Language

Seats 9 GE: 25
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 531
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 21
Seats 9 SWD: 7
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 58
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 8
Eligibility: Open only to New York City residents who have lived in the United States four years or fewer, whose home language is Spanish and are of limited English proficiency

Seats 10: No


Extracurricular activities: BronxConnect, EnAct, French Club, Math Club, Mouse Squad, Soccer Club, Student Government, Yearbook Club
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball
Psal Sports Girls: Softball, Volleyball

School sports: Boys Baseball, Boys Basketball, Girls Softball, Girls Volleyball

Other info

Total students: 323
Start time: 8am
End time: 4pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish, AP U.S. Government and Politics
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Internship Expected; Internships; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Uniform; Weekend Programs

International: 1

School accessibility description: 1

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: University Heights-Morris Heights
Neighborhood: University Heights-Morris Heights

School Number: X082
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 5
Council district: 14
Census tract: 21502
BIN: 2008460
BBL: 2028660070

About Academy for Language and Technology


Address: 1700 Macombs Road, Bronx NY 10453
Latitude: 40.849623
Longitude: -73.91607
Phone number: 718-731-0219
Fax number: 718-731-2031
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 4 to 176th St; B, D to 174-175th Sts
Bus: Bx1, Bx18, Bx2, Bx3, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, BxM4

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