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Bronx Academy for Software Engineering (BASE)

Overview written by the school: BASE is a CTE high school focusing on computer science and social justice. Courses such as Mobile App Design use the tools of software engineering to focus on real-world problem solving. Internships with industry partners give students experience with cutting-edge technology. Seminar classes help students make connections across their academic classes, get to know each other, and develop post-graduation plans. BASE offers an early college and career program with Bronx Community College in cybersecurity to students, with college classes beginning in 11th grade. BASE graduates are prepared to develop their skills in college, enter the software industry as programmers or website designers, and understand and help the communities they live in.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 66% (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: 84% 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: 69% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 83% 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: Bronx Academy for Software Engineering (BASE)
Code: X18A
Program description: All BASE students take four years of computer science, learning programming languages like HTML5, Javascript, and Java. Students use Design Thinking, a human-centered problem-solving approach to solve real-world problems. Seniors do a capstone project where they use skills from across disciplines to address a problem in their community. BASE students participate in citywide hackathons sponsored by groups like Code/Interactive and Forbes, and have had internships at SCENYC, Alvin Ailey, and Gilt.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 86
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1450
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 17
Seats 9 SWD: 22
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 406
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 18

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

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average
Standardized Test Scores: Math
Honors Course(s)

Activities

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): After-School Tutoring; iMentor program; all grades go on college trips. Clubs include: Anime/Manga, Chess, Robotics, Community Service, Young Transformative Justice Team, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), and Student Council. Community service requirement for graduation.
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
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: 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: 419
Start time: 8:12am
End time: 2:32pm

Final grades: 9 to 12 - This school is expanding to serve grades 9 to 14 in the 2023-2024 school year.
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Summer Bridge; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

Ptech: 1
Earlycollege: 1

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Belmont
Neighborhood: Belmont
Campus name: Grace Dodge Educational Campus
School Number: X660
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 206
Council district: 15
Census tract: 393
BIN: 2012887
BBL: 2031040007

About Bronx Academy for Software Engineering (BASE)

Contacts

Address: 2474 CROTONA AVENUE, BRONX NY 10458
Latitude: 40.855698
Longitude: -73.882715
Phone number: 718-733-6024
Fax number: 718-733-6429
School email: [email protected]
Website: bronxsoftware.org
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx22, Bx36, Bx9

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District Borough Number: 
10X264
Academic opportunities: 

Design Thinking infused throughout curriculum

Project-based learning; project-based activities in science and math

Individual academic and career planning

Senior Capstone project

CTE program(s): Software Engineering

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