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Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts

Overview written by the school: We value rigorous academics, college and career preparation, and participation in extracurricular activities. We offer academic support through lunch and learns, after-school and Saturday tutoring, and advisory periods where students engage in college and career exploration beginning in the 9th grade. We are a community of writers. Students compose poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction, and songs. We write for school publications, participate in poetry slams, act in school plays, make films, and create artwork with professional writers, actors, and artists from our lead partners Epic Theatre Ensemble, DC-TV, and Community-Word Project. We encourage all students to take part in extracurriculars like anime, film, and songwriting all four years.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 63% (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: 83% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 91% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 42% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 89% 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 High School for Writing & Communication Arts
Code: X76X
Program description: We offer a thriving arts program by teaching drama and integrating theater into our English and history classes. We also teach students how to make movies using actual film equipment in our after school program with DC-TV film. Students make movies using iMovie and other applications on their iPads in class. Each student has an iPad, each teacher has a Macbook, and each classroom is equipped with Apple TV. Technology is deeply integrated in math, science, English, and social studies classes.
Interest: Performing Arts
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 86
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 396
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 22
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 93
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

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

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): 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, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming
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, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, 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: 317
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP United States History

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Williamsbridge-Olinville
Neighborhood: Williamsbridge-Olinville
Campus name: Evander Childs Educational Campus
School Number: X425
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 212
Council district: 12
Census tract: 372
BIN: 2057045
BBL: 2046330040

About Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts

Contacts

Address: 800 EAST GUN HILL ROAD, BRONX NY 10467
Latitude: 40.875953
Longitude: -73.86197
Phone number: 718-944-5660
Fax number: 718-944-5690
School email: [email protected]
Website: bhswca.com
Subway lines near the school: 2, 5 to Gun Hill Rd
Bus lines near the school: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11

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District Borough Number: 
11X253
Academic opportunities: 

Additional Advanced Placement courses: World History, Spanish

1:1 iPad technology in every class

Access to CUNY College Now college credit-bearing courses

Stand alone theatre and embedded drama program all four years of high school

School day and after-school film making program with DC-TV

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