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High School of Applied Communication

Overview written by the school: At the High School of Applied Communication, our mission is to empower every student to achieve more through the values of hard work, persistence and determination. Our school provides a small caring and supportive environment for students to develop highly marketable communication skills for the 21st century. We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum focusing on literacy development, problem-solving and critical thinking. Students are provided full access to Advanced Placement courses. LaGuardia Community College provides our students a wide array of CUNY College Now classes. Our school requires students to wear their uniform on a daily basis.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 87% (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: 89% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 34% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 65% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 72% 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: High School of Applied Communication
Code: Q07R
Program description: Our school offers a focus on 21st century communication skills which included Microsoft Certification, coding, graphics, and database development. Additionally, our students also have access to a wide variety of literacy related classes which include, AP Literature, Speech, Journalism, and other associated classes.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 92
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 691
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 8
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 156
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 10

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then 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): After-School Tutoring, Computer Graphics & Interactive Media Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club, National Honors Society, Peer Mediation, Senior Committee, Student Government, Technology Team
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Wrestling
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, Cross Country, Flag Football, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table 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): Basketball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 407
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Tutoring; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Orientation; Uniform

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Hunters Point-Sunnyside-West Maspeth
Neighborhood: Hunters Point-Sunnyside

School Number: Q735
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 402
Council district: 26
Census tract: 179
BIN: 4003517
BBL: 4002740001

About High School of Applied Communication


Latitude: 40.745095
Longitude: -73.936635
Phone number: 718-389-3163
Fax number: 718-389-3427
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 7 to 33rd St-Rawson St; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; G to Court Square; N, W to Queensboro Plaza
Bus lines near the school: B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69, X63, X64, X68

Hotels near High School of Applied Communication

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Academic opportunities: 

CUNY College Now, College & Career Counseling, Advanced Career & Technology Education Program, College Prep Workshops

Graphic Design, Web Design, Coding, Microsoft Office & Adobe Certification, Studio Arts & Mixed Media, Database Development

Art, Classical Literature, English as a New Language, Writing workshops for college and financial aid applications

Global History, US History, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Health & Nutrition, Earth Science

We partner with Rothschild & Co, The Center at Western Queens, and LGBTQ-DOENYC

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