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Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School

Overview written by the school: It is the policy of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) High School that every student receives the most challenging academic and arts program possible. We offer every student the opportunity to take four years of science and math in addition to four years of English and social studies. The studio arts program provides students an intensive sequential study of an art form that includes the chance to explore the history, cultural significance, and aesthetics of their selected art form. Students will be introduced to all of the disciplines offered at FSSA through a curriculum that enables students to make connections with all art forms, fostering a true artistic community.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 96% (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: 93% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 83% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 89% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 94% 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Program description: Study includes text analysis, film as a cultural and historical document, analysis of artist work; courses in video production, film theory and history, industry practices, and legal issues.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: 25
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 264
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 11
Seats 9 SWD: 3
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 42
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 14

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: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average (81-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (3.0-4.5), Math (2.8-4.5)
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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 and Saturday Tutoring, Anime Club, Book Club, Chamber Music, Cheerleading Club, Community Service through the Arts, Debate Club, Fitness Club, Fundraising Committees, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Knitting Club, Literary Magazine, Music Composition, National Chorale, National Honor Society, Photojournalism, Preparatory Jazz Band, Prom Committee, Red Cross Club, School Newspaper, Social Justice Club, Step Dancing, Student Government, Yearbook
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: 853
Start time: 7:50am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent 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
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 science, social studies, ELA, math and the arts

90-120-minute classes per day in major, Enrichment Programs, Internships with Arts Agencies

Apprenticeships with artists, projects with cultural institutions, community service through the arts, CUNY College Now

Partnerships with New York City's top arts and cultural institutions and master classes with distinguished teaching artists

CTE program(s): Dance, Drama

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