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The Facing History School

Overview written by the school: Our school graduates lifelong learners who are leaders in their communities. Our students complete inquiry based, Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) as a replacement for the Regents exams (except ELA) and graduate with a Regents Diploma. We prepare our students academically, socially, and emotionally through project based learning, art integration with studio classes, a College 101 course, and a four-year advisory program. We foster a college-going culture and provide a great deal of support to our students for college and career readiness. In choosing FHS, you are choosing to think deeply about yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and how to make positive difference in the world.

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: 81% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 84% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 57% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 92% 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: The Facing History School
Code: M02R
Program description: Our relevant, academically rigorous program and the supportive, caring structures we have in place make us an excellent learning community. With our lead partner, Facing History, we help prepare our students for the ethical and moral decisions of adulthood. As a member of the NYS Performance Standards Consortium, we are part of a waiver that allows our students to graduate with a Regents Diploma using performance-based assessment tasks in all core subjects and the ELA Regents.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 426
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 201
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to District 3 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


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): Sports: We are the Park West Seahawks! Activities: As a Community School, we have Video Game & HW, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Movie Club, Step & Dance Team, Mural Painting, Running Club, Student Gov't & Music Production Art: We offer Visual Art, Advanced Art, Drumming & Beat Making, Coding, Photography & Digital Music. Trips: local colleges & overnight college trips, field day, community service days, multiple class trips- Museums, One World Trade Center Observation Deck, Adventureland Park, Luna Park & Washington DC.
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, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
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, 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: 372
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:00pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Health Center; Online Grading System; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Orientation
Bbat: 1

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Clinton
Neighborhood: Clinton
Campus name: Park West Educational Campus
School Number: M535
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 104
Council district: 3
Census tract: 135
BIN: 1083802
BBL: 1010790029

About The Facing History School


Address: 525 WEST 50TH STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10019
Latitude: 40.76525
Longitude: -73.993105
Phone number: 212-757-2680
Fax number: 212-757-2156
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: C, E to 50th St
Bus lines near the school: M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M57, X12, X14, X30, X42

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Performance-Based Assessments (PBATs): Students present projects in all core subjects and take the ELA Regents to graduate with a Regents diploma.

Our lead partner, Facing History, supports engaging, real-world curriculum, opportunities for internships, leadership, and community involvement.

Students are members of an advisory class that meets everyday with an advisor. The class supports students emotionally and academically while at FHS.

Urban Arts Partnership offers a variety of art classes and opportunities like Digital Music, Visual Art, Digital Photo, Film Production, etc.

College Prep includes SAT class, senior year College 101 class, scholarship opportunities & AP courses. All graduating seniors apply to college.

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