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Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School

Overview written by the school: At Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) High School every student receives a challenging academic and arts program. Students have the opportunity to take four years of science and math in addition to four years of English and social studies. We also offer 14 AP courses across all subject areas. Our six studio arts programs (Dance, Drama, Film, Fine Art, Instrumental, Vocal) provide students an intensive pre-conservatory course of study that includes performance and exhibition opportunities, as well as the chance to explore the history, cultural significance, and aesthetics of their chosen art form. FSSA is a wonderfully diverse environment in which students are brought together through their common love of art and creative talent.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 94% (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: 92.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 86.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 83.999997% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 94.999999% 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: Film and Media Arts
Code: Q40F
Program description: Study includes text analysis, film as a cultural and historical document, analysis of artist work; courses in video production, film theory and history, industry practices, and legal issues. Students have access to state-of-the-art digital technology.
Interest: Film/Video
Method: Audition

Seats 9 GE: 23
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 398
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 17
Seats 9 SWD: 5
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 76
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 15

Audition information: The audition consists of 3 parts. Students are asked to come to the audition with a camera or smartphone of their choice. Please make sure that it is capable of recording video. (If you do not have a smart phone or camera one will be provided to you.) Part 1 is a hands-on film exercise during which students will be tested on their visual literacy and visual approach to storytelling. Part 2 consists of a writing exercise based on a photographic image. Students will be tested on basic writing skills and creative storytelling. Part 3 will be a brief interview regarding the applicant's film knowledge and interest in filmmaking.

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Open 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): The Environmental Club, The Debate Club, The Social Justice Club, The Chess Club, The Columbia Writing Club, The Step Team, Cheerleaders, Girls Who Code, International Thespian Society, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Yoga Club, My Brother's Keeper, My Sister's Keeper, Fashion Club, Key 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
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, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, 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: 851
Start time: 8:10am
End time: 3:00pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Art History, AP Environmental Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP World History: Modern, AP Seminar, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Music Theory
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Career and Technical Education (CTE),College Trips,Community Service Expected,Extended Day Tutoring,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Orientation

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

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Astoria
Neighborhood: Astoria

School Number: Q570
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 401
Council district: 26
Census tract: 57
BIN: 4009594
BBL: 4006390016

About Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School


Address: 35-12 35th Avenue, Astoria NY 11106 (40.756099,-73.925182)
Latitude: 40.756534
Longitude: -73.925121
Phone number: 718-361-9920
Fax number: 718-361-9995
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: M, R to Steinway St; N, W to 36th Ave
Bus lines near the school: Q101, Q102, Q104, Q66

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Advanced placement courses in math, science, social studies, ELA, and the arts

Four years of math and science including higher level courses of study in Calculus, Physics, AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP Environmental and AP Computer Science

Strong academic supports for students with IEPs. Strong tutoring and academic intervention programs

Partnership with CUNY College Now and opportunity for students to take college courses

90-120-minute classes per day in arts major, Enrichment Programs, Internships with Arts Agencies and Partnerships with New York City's top arts and cultural institutions. Master classes with distinguished teaching artists and other guest workshops.

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