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Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE)

Overview written by the school: We teach students how to apply skills used in the technology sector in a multitude of fields. Partnering with NYC's technology and entrepreneurial community, students learn advanced computing skills to foster innovations in the arts, sciences, and business. Computer Science, Regents-based, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in all content areas ensure every student has a personalized pathway to college, career, and life. We accomplish this through individualized academic support, problem-solving experiences, and mentoring. AFSE students represent tomorrow's collaborative leaders and innovative entrepreneurs; the inquisitive young people who dare to dream anything is possible through innovation, technical design, and software engineering.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 87% (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: 90% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 68% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 78% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80% 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 Software Engineering (AFSE)
Code: A54A
Program description: AFSE offers experiences that build capacity to solve problems, collaborate, engage in research, and expand awareness of careers through work-based experiences and professional mentoring.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 2646
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 31
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 599
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 26

Seats 10: No
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): Anime Club, Annual Freshman Overnight Trip, Community Service, Cyberpatriots, Entrepreneur/Start-up Workshops, Film Club, Game Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Model Congress, Modern Band, Peer Group Connection (PGC), Photography, Programming and Software Development, Restorative Justice Team, SAT Prep, Science Olympiad, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Yearbook
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, Handball, 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, 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: 459
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 3:20pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Tutoring; Extended Year; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Gramercy
Neighborhood: Gramercy
Campus name: Washington Irving Educational Campus
School Number: M460
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 106
Council district: 2
Census tract: 50
BIN: 1017828
BBL: 1008720057

About Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE)


Latitude: 40.735494
Longitude: -73.987659
Phone number: 212-253-3299
Fax number: 212-253-3289
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W to 14th St-Union Square
Bus lines near the school: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M8, M9, QM21, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X2, X27, X28, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9

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Mastery-based learning and grading system and integrated co-teaching classes

Professional mentorships (iMentor), industry internships, hackathons, computer science and software engineering courses including 3D modeling

Individualized student support, independent study courses, personalized college and career planning

Tutoring, advisory program, field trips to industry partners

Social emotional & transition support: Upperclass students lead ninth graders & families through Peer Group Connection to foster a positive culture

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