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The College Academy

Overview written by the school: The College Academy is a preparatory school dedicated to providing students with rigorous academics and small class size. Each student receives personalized attention, guidance, and supports. Located on the George Washington Campus in Washington Heights, students have access to Advanced Placement (AP) and College Courses to earn free college credits in their junior and senior year. TCA offers tracks in varied academic areas, with fun, engaging extra-curricular activities and field trips to support all levels of students in reaching their potential. The goal TCA is to develop a community of literate, self-reliant, high achieving students who are able to transfer their knowledge and skills to real life situations and are prepared to succeed.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 72% (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: 82% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 76% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 37% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 78% 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: College Access for All
Code: M32A
Program description: The college preparatory program is an academically rigorous program that infuses a college-going culture throughout all aspects of high school life.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 71
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 186
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 67
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to District 6 students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math

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 Mentoring and Tutoring, Art Club, Chess Club, Cycling, Dance Club, Event Planning Committee, Film Club, Gaming Arcade Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Life Guard Certification, Monthly Town Hall Celebrations, National Honors Society, People's Theater Project, School Newspaper, Student Government, Year Book Committee, Black Student Union, Women Empowerment Girls Club, Advisory, PSAL Sports, Indoor pool, Capoiera Club.
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, Football, Soccer, Swimming, 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, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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): Baseball, Softball, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Swimming
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 427
Start time: 8:05am
End time: 3:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Dual Language: Spanish; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Orientation

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Washington Heights North
Neighborhood: Washington Heights N.
Campus name: George Washington Educational Campus
School Number: M465
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 112
Council district: 10
Census tract: 277
BIN: 1076751
BBL: 1021600018

About The College Academy

Contacts

Address: 549 AUDUBON AVENUE, MANHATTAN NY 10040
Latitude: 40.855855
Longitude: -73.92712
Phone number: 212-927-1841
Fax number: 212-927-2388
School email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.thecollegeacademy.com/
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 191st St; A to 190th St
Bus lines near the school: Bx18, Bx40, Bx42, Bx7, BxM1, M100, M101, M3, M4, M98

Hotels near The College Academy

District Borough Number: 
06M462
Academic opportunities: 

Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) follow an extensive program including tutoring and mentoring, Bridges classes and socio-emotional supports.

Saturday Academy & After-School Tutoring & Mid-Winter and Spring Break Programs for Regents Prep and credit accumulation.

PSAT and SAT preparation classes Mid-Winter recess until SAT School Day prepare students for college success. CUNY College Now Courses in-house and at campuses earn college credit while in high school. Student Success Center to help with college applications and financial aid applications.

Tracks in STEM & STEAM that guide students to college and career readiness and culminate in AP classes in Studio Art, Biology, Computer Science, Calculus. Language acquisition tracks with AP Spanish, AP English, AP Government, AP US History. Music and Band program. Technology and laptop carts in every classroom for Blended Learning.

National Honors Society, Student Government, Big Brother Big Sister, ROTC Leadership development, Margaret's Room and RAPP CBOs for peer leadership and counseling supports, POSSE scholarships.

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