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Gotham Professional Arts Academy

Overview written by the school: We are a small high school with strong community ties focused on arts and arts-related professions. As a consortium school with a Regents waiver from the state, our students complete five Performance Assessment Tasks (PBATs) instead of Regents but still earn a Regents diploma. ICT classrooms with two teachers ensure students with IEPs receive personalized support in meeting their academic and social-emotional goals. We value social justice and use Restorative Justice practices. We take frequent class trips. We are a Community Learning School site, which brings resources to our school like Peer Group Connection mentoring program, cooking, fashion, dance, and drama clubs, and connections to after school and summer programs all over NYC.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 60% (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: 80% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 78% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 43% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86% 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: Gotham Professional Arts Academy
Code: L35A
Program description: All students complete five Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) in English, Math, Social Studies, Science and Art. The PBATs are designed to prepare students for college and careers by focusing on writing, critical thinking, oral presentation, and original research. For their art PBAT, students select their own area of Art focus: Visual Art, Art Criticism, or Theater/Acting. No art portfolio is required for admission to Gotham Academy, but an Art PBAT is required for graduation.
Interest: Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 67
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 220
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 73
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: Yes
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): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
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: 178
Start time: 8:45am
End time: 3:05pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: American Sign Language, Spanish

Bbat: 1

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Crown Heights North
Neighborhood: Crown Heights North

School Number: K909
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 308
Council district: 35
Census tract: 305
BIN: 3027982
BBL: 3011410005

About Gotham Professional Arts Academy


Address: 561 GRAND AVENUE, BROOKLYN NY 11238
Latitude: 40.678488
Longitude: -73.962105
Phone number: 718-455-0746
Fax number: 718-574-3971
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: A to Utica Ave; C to Ralph Ave
Bus lines near the school: B15, B25, B26, B45, B46, B46-SBS, B47, B65, B7, Q24

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Students graduate by passing five Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) and the ELA Regents. Gotham Academy graduates earn a Regents Diploma

All students select an Arts track to complete their required Art PBAT. Art tracks include: Visual Art Production, Art Criticism, or Theater/Acting

We are a College Access for All school. Annual college and career days and college visits expose all students to college and career options

Frequent class trips and partnerships with community organizations allow us to use the city as our classroom and expose students to new opportunities

We are a school founded on a commitment to social justice and Restorative Justice principles that ensure our community is safe and equitable for all

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