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High School for Contemporary Arts

Overview written by the school: We are a collaborative learning community that combines a challenging curriculum consisting of humanities, science, and math with an intensive arts program. The Arts studios bring together study in the traditional arts (dance, theater, fine arts, and music) with contemporary arts (film, multimedia graphic design, and animation). Through our partnerships our students gain special residencies both within and outside the school. Our students have the opportunity to participate in special programs, performances, exhibitions, mentorships, and internships. The entire school is actively involved in the process of building a democratic, self-governing community.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 74% (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: 87% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 69% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 41% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 79% 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 Lab Studio Creative Writing & Performing Arts
Code: X48A
Program description: An intensive, collaborative, and interactive program emphasizing creative writing, dance, acting (stage and film), and music (vocal and keyboard).
Interest: Performing Arts
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 43
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 361
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 8
Seats 9 SWD: 11
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 95
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

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

Activities

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: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming
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, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, 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: 395
Start time: 8:12am
End time: 2:29pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Williamsbridge-Olinville
Neighborhood: Williamsbridge-Olinville
Campus name: Evander Childs Educational Campus
School Number: X425
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 212
Council district: 12
Census tract: 372
BIN: 2057045
BBL: 2046330040

About High School for Contemporary Arts

Contacts

Address: 800 EAST GUN HILL ROAD, BRONX NY 10467
Latitude: 40.875953
Longitude: -73.86197
Phone number: 718-944-5610
Fax number: 718-944-5650
School email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/X544
Subway lines near the school: 2, 5 to Gun Hill Rd
Bus lines near the school: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11

Hotels near High School for Contemporary Arts

District Borough Number: 
11X544
Academic opportunities: 

Additional Advanced Placement (AP) courses in: Biology and Environmental Science

Visual, audio, media, and performing arts

Internships with colleges, museums, arts companies, and individual artists

Opportunities to gain college credits through CUNY College Now program partnering with Lehman College and Hostos Community College

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

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