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Art and Design High School

Overview written by the school: Art & Design prepares students for careers in the arts. Our CTE programs include Film/Video, Photography, Animation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Illustration, Fashion, and Cartooning. Our instruction positions students for acclaimed awards and scholarships and facilitates entry into choice colleges. Teachers develop curriculum collaboratively with industry partners and colleagues in higher education. Students learn Adobe Suite and AutoCAD programs required for their field of study and achieve certification. We offer Advanced Placement (AP) and CUNY College Now courses. Our internships enable students to explore art careers. Our mission is to prepare students for college and career readiness through hands on studio work and challenging academics.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts, CTE, Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 89.999998% (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: 88.999999% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 82.999998% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 75% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 85.000002% 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: Architectural Design
Code: M60N
Program description: Program includes study of structures, space, color, form, with a focus on hand drafting as well as software applications, architectural design, model making, sketching, and AutoCAD. Seniors complete city planning design project to address current zoning issues. Students visit museums and professional studios, design showrooms and hear from professionals. Student projects are critiqued and reviewed by industry partners in order to provide students with specific, relevant industry feedback.
Interest: Architecture
Method: Audition

Seats 9 GE: 39
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 560
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 14
Seats 9 SWD: 11
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 105
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 10

Audition information: Portfolio with 8-12 pieces of original artwork created from observation and students' own imagination with a diversity of subject matter and use of media. Please include examples of line drawings as well as value studies of geometric shapes and forms. You should also include a drawing of your neighborhood and a plan of your bedroom or your apartment. Three-dimensional pieces can be photographed. You will be required to draw from observation and memory.
Common audition: 1
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): African Studies, Animation, Art & Design Newscast, Art and Design Podcast, Circuit Training, Cartooning, Cartooime, Cheer Squad, Chess, Creative Agency, Cru Club, 3D Printing/Sculpture, Dance, Debate, Drama, Draw-A-Thon, Dungeons & Dragons, The expAND Club, Fashion Design, Fashion Show, Film Festival, Game Design, Girl Hack, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Girls Soccer, Green Team, Literacy Arts Journal, Men of Impact, Murals, Mythical Club, Newspaper, National Honor Society, Painting, Philosophy, Sewing, Student Exhibitions in Kenny Gallery, Step Team, Yearbook, WE Program, Women United
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, Bowling, Fencing, 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, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, 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): Off Season Sports Clubs: Basketball, Soccer, Table Tennis. Student Faculty Games: Dodge Ball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 1,465
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Chemistry, AP Drawing, AP Biology, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Calculus AB, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Career and Technical Education (CTE),College Trips,Community Service Expected,Dress Code,Extended Day Credit Recovery,Extended Day Tutoring,Health Center,Internship Expected,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Summer Internships,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Turtle Bay-East Midtown
Neighborhood: E. Midtown
Campus name: Midtown East Campus
School Number: M488
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 106
Council district: 4
Census tract: 108
BIN: 1088892
BBL: 1013300013

About Art and Design High School


Address: 231-249 East 56th Street, Manhattan NY 10019 (40.759248,-73.967204)
Latitude: 40.75924
Longitude: -73.967203
Phone number: 212-752-4340
Fax number: 212-752-4945
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 4, 5, N, R, W to 59th St-Lexington Ave; 6 to 51st St; E, M to Lexington Ave-53rd St
Bus lines near the school: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BM5, BxM1, BxM10, BxM11, BxM18, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M31, M4, M5, M50, M57, Q101, Q32, Q60, QM1, QM10, QM12, QM15, QM16, QM17, QM18, QM2, QM20, QM21, QM24, QM3, QM31, QM32, QM34, QM35, QM36, QM4, QM40, QM42, QM44, QM5, QM6, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X17J, X2, X22, X22A, X27, X28, X30, X31, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68

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University Partnerships: CUNY College Now - Hunter, New York University Kanbar School of Film, Articulation with NYIT, City College of Technology, SUNY Buffalo State College

Arts Partnerships: Met Museum, Frick, Studio in a School, Roundabout Theater Co., Society of Illustrators, Apollo Theater, Manhattan Graphics, School of Interactive Arts, Broadway for All

Internships through Work Based Learning as well as Apollo Theater, Bloomberg, Center for Arts Education, The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment

Enrichment: Museum Exploration Program, Friends of Art and Design, Central Synagogue's Mentors Matter, Art Students League, SAT prep, Saturday Art Directors Club

CTE program(s): Animation, Interactive Tech (NYSED-Approved), Apparel Design (NYSED-Approved), Architectural Design (NYSED-Approved), Cartooning/Sequential Art (NYSED-Approved), Commercial Photography (NYSED-Approved), Film and Video Production (NYSED-Approved), Graphic Design (NYSED-Approved), Illustration (NYSED-Approved)

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