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Bronx Design and Construction Academy

Overview written by the school: Bronx Design and Construction Academy is a Career and Technical Education high school that offers rigorous integrated instruction that prepares students for entry into the competitive construction trades and post-secondary education. The skills students learn through their CTE coursework are applicable throughout the United States. NYS approved programs include Carpentry, Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technologies, Electrical Engineering, and Architectural Engineering. As a collaborative community, engaging staff, parents, students, and industry partners, we ensure our students are prepared for both direct entry into construction fields and college upon completion of high school.
Diplomaendorsements: CTE

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 67.000002% (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: 81% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 75% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 40.000001% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 73.000002% 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: Building Construction and Technology
Code: Y51A
Program description: Students will experience all trades: Electrical Engineering, Carpentry Technology, Plumbing Technology, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology as a rotation before choosing their desired field of study. Students will obtain OSHA certification prior to beginning college-level CTE coursework in their second year. Internships begin as early as the 10th grade. Students will also have access to NCCER certification upon completion of a building trade curriculum.
Interest: Engineering
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 125
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 229
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 33
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 124
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then 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): No data
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, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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, Flag Football, 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: 382
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French
Advancedplacement courses: AP United States History, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Environmental Science, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: Career and Technical Education (CTE),College Trips,Community Service Expected,Extended Day Tutoring,Internship Expected,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Summer Internships,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Melrose South-Mott Haven North
Neighborhood: Melrose S.-Mott Haven N.
Campus name: Alfred E. Smith Educational Campus
School Number: X600
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 201
Council district: 17
Census tract: 67
BIN: 2001874
BBL: 2024110022

About Bronx Design and Construction Academy


Address: 333 East 151st Street, Bronx NY 10451 (40.818645,-73.919949)
Latitude: 40.818232
Longitude: -73.919867
Phone number: 718-402-7690
Fax number: 718-402-4216
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 2, 5 to 3rd Ave-149th St; 4 to 149th St-Grand Concourse
Bus lines near the school: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx4A, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, BxM4

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Academic opportunities: 

CUNY College Now courses, College Access for All, Algebra for All, Annual CTE Competitions (SkillsUSA), Tech Squad

Work-Based Learning: Industry-led Internships (Industry Scholars Program), Construction Skills, Scholars at Work, OSHA-10 certification, Driver's Ed

CTE program(s): Carpentry/Carpenter (NYSED-Approved), Electrician (NYSED-Approved), HVAC (NYSED-Approved), Plumbing Technology (NYSED-Approved), Pre-Engineering/Architectural Drafting (NYSED-Approved)

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