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Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE)

Overview paragraph: Our school prepares students to design and create the next generation of software and applications. Partnering directly with NYC's technology and entrepreneurial community, students learn advanced computing skills to foster innovations in the arts, sciences, and business. Academically challenging classes in all content areas coupled with individualized academic support, problem-solving learning experiences, and career mentoring ensure every student has a personalized pathway to college, career, and life. Our students represent tomorrow's inquisitive problem-solvers, collaborative leaders, and innovative entrepreneurs: the young people who dare to dream that anything is possible through innovation, technical design and software engineering.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 85% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 90% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 78% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 82% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 87% 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: This program offers experiences that build capacity to solve problems, collaborate, and engage in research, and expand awareness of careers through work-based experiences and professional mentoring. Priority given to students who are eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 69% of seats.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology
Method: Ed. Opt.

Offer Rate: -58% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 2328
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 26
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 508
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 28

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: Community Service, Culture Club, Cyberpatriots, Entrepreneur/Start-up Workshops, Film Club, Gaming, Model Congress, Modern Band, National Honor Society, Photography, Programming and Software Development, Restorative Justice Team, SAT Prep, Student Government, Yearbook
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Other info

Total students: 460
Start time: 9am
End time: 3:20pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
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, AP English Language and Composition
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships

School accessibility description: 1

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Gramercy
Neighborhood: Gramercy
Campus name: Washington Irving Educational Campus
School Number: M460
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 6
Council district: 2
Census tract: 50
BIN: 1017828
BBL: 1008720057

About Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE)


Address: 40 Irving Place, Manhattan NY 10003
Latitude: 40.735494
Longitude: -73.987659
Phone number: 212-253-3299
Fax number: 212-253-3289
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W to 14th St-Union Square
Bus: 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

Four-year professional mentorships, industry internships, hackathons, computer science, and software engineering courses including 3D modeling

Individualized student support, advisory program, personalized college and career planning, field trips to software companies

Annual freshmen class overnight trip, college and career-focused academic program

CTE program(s) in: Computer Science and Software Engineering

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