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Explorations Academy H.S.

Overview written by the school: As a Computer Science and Technology major, computer courses will be a key part of your studies. Students with a four-year educational experience will develop skills that are needed in high demand 21st century careers. In 9th grade students will take Principal Information Technology and Computer Systems. In 10th grade students will take Digital Media and Introduction to Programming. In 11th grade students will take Computer Applications and Animation, Game Design, and Internship. In 12th grade students will take Web Design and Multimedia, Internships, Computer Science, Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science, Graphic Design, and Computer Systems and Programming. Our students have the unique opportunity to graduate in three years instead of four years.

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: 83% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 80% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 41% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 87% 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: Computer Science and Technology
Code: X08R
Program description: Students in our four-year computer science major will develop the skills needed in high demand 21st century careers. Our computer science coursework is rooted in the Art, English, mathematics and Technology, and Business. As part of this program, students will be expected to complete internship hours and will graduate with a High School computer science endorsed diploma. Computer science is a top paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at twice the national average.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 86
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 405
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 22
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 134
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6

Seats 10: Yes
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: English Language Arts, Math


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): We offer the following clubs: Hip Hop, Latin Dance, Music, National Honors Society, Rubix Cube, Step Dance, Ping-Pong, Student Government, Year Book, Boys Empowerment Group, Girls Empowerment Group, Teens Take the City-Civil Engagement Group, Rowe-College and Career Studies Group. Our Mouse-Tech Team works in our in-school-paid internship to trouble-shoot all technical issues. Talent shows: Our students showcase their abilities in the arts, music, and dance. Incentive field trips.
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, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Flag Football, 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): Basketball, Football, Intramural Sports, Soccer, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 326
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:50pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation; Uniform; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Crotona Park East
Neighborhood: Crotona Park East
Campus name: Herman Ridder Educational Campus
School Number: X098
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 203
Council district: 17
Census tract: 155
BIN: 2009867
BBL: 2029390093

About Explorations Academy H.S.


Address: 1619 BOSTON ROAD, BRONX NY 10460
Latitude: 40.8359
Longitude: -73.890458
Phone number: 718-893-6173
Fax number: 718-893-6439
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 2, 5 to 174th St
Bus lines near the school: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx36

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Through the CUNY College Now Program-our students in grades 11 and 12 can take college classes and earn college credits while in High School.

Advanced Placement for All-offers students the opportunity to earn college credits in HS in English Language, English Literature, Spanish, Psychology, Biology, and US History.

College Access for All offers college and career fairs with college lessons and activities in grades 9-12 and college workshops for parents.

Rowe Scholars College Program-offers our students college and career planning, college trips, SAT prep, college and financial aid application support.

Extended Learning Opportunities: online classes, Saturday and after-school programs and small-group instruction Regents preparation.

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