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High School for Arts and Business

Overview written by the school: The High School for Arts and Business is committed to providing opportunities for our students to achieve excellence in academic, career, and technical pursuits. Our individualized programming helps students earn an Advanced Regents diploma and continue on to the college or career path of their choice. Through broad-based educational experiences, our students develop technological and artistic literacy using an interactive approach. Our culturally diverse school community features partnerships that support personal growth and emphasize global understanding, leadership, and integrity.

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: 91% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 75% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 68% 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: Arts and Business
Code: Q99A

Interest: Visual Art & Design
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 162
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 2314
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 14
Seats 9 SWD: 29
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 432
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 15

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average
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): 3D Printing, Ad Council, Advertising Futures, Arista/National Honor Society, Art, Arts, Careers, Carnegie Hall, Chess, College Now, Community Service, Cooking, Dance, Debate, Film, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Future Leaders, Global Kids, Guitar, Job Shadowing, Law, Math, Music, Newspaper, NYSMAA, Photography, Piano, Poetry, Pre-Med, Public Speaking, Robotics, SAT Prep, Shakespeare, Story Corps, Student Center, Student Council, Student Leadership, Tutoring, Vocal and Instrumental Concert, Wellness and 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, Cross Country, Handball, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Cross Country, Handball, Soccer, Table Tennis
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): Dance, Track/Cross Country
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 784
Start time: 8:45am
End time: 4:00pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Italian, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Tutoring; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Internships

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Corona
Neighborhood: Corona

School Number: Q456

Community board: 404
Council district: 21
Census tract: 43701
BIN: 4048306
BBL: 4019630005

About High School for Arts and Business


Latitude: 40.737427
Longitude: -73.853178
Phone number: 718-271-8383
Fax number: 718-271-7196
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q23, Q38, Q58, Q88, QM10, QM11, QM12, QM40, QM42

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Academic opportunities: 

Ten Credit Program in Visual & Performing Arts, Band, Chorus, NYSMAA, Career Pathways, CUNY College Now, Journalism, Playwriting, Business Law

iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

Media Studies & Research, Critical Thinking Seminars, Honors Math, Calculus, Science Research, Final-Cut Pro Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification, Center for Arts Education Internships, Rewarding Achievement (REACH), Computer Science

CTE program(s): Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise, Web & Digital Media Communications

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