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High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice

Overview written by the school: Our mission is to create a climate that promotes excellence in learning. Our students develop into intelligent, critical thinkers who are supportive members of their communities. We accomplish this through collaboration and a personal learning atmosphere. Our culture celebrates success with high expectations for students as well as adults. The students will be immersed in the study, inquiry, and advocacy of law, with required involvement in community service, thus enabling them to realize their individual potential throughout the greater community. Our hope is that students will view themselves as pioneers of the new millennium, and we expect them to be counted among the great success stories of tomorrow.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 75.999999% (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: 86.000001% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 68.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 64.999998% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80.000001% 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: Law, Advocacy and Community Justice High School
Code: M14A
Program description: Students take law courses in their 10th, 11th and 12th grade years in addition to their social studies courses; a college preparatory focus is incorporated into the curriculum.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 111
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 816
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 29
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 156
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: 1
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: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, 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: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
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: Double Dutch
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: 405
Start time: 8:05am
End time: 2:49pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP World History: Modern, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Psychology
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Health Center,Online Grading System,Orientation

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Lincoln Square
Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
Campus name: Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus
School Number: M490
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 107
Council district: 6
Census tract: 151
BIN: 1030343
BBL: 1011570025

About High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice


Address: 122 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan NY 10023 (40.774891,-73.985608)
Latitude: 40.774351
Longitude: -73.984753
Phone number: 212-501-1201
Fax number: 212-501-1195
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 66th St-Lincoln Center; 2, 3 to 72nd St; A, C, B, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle
Bus lines near the school: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72, X12, X14, X30, X42

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Academic opportunities: 

College Now: Baruch, John Jay, City College, Hunter, and BMCC; Peer Health Exchange, SAT Prep, Columbia Youth for Debate Program, Advisory Program

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: Computer Science, US History, Spanish, World History, English Literature, Psychology, and Environmental Science

Lincoln Center Theater; Academic and internship opportunities with PENCIL, Judge Richer, and the NYS Appellate Court, Project Arts, City Arts

Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Everyday Law, Forensics, Genetics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Robotics, Pre-Calculus, Honors Level Courses

Four Years of Science and Math Courses, Career/College Prep Workshops; SAT Prep, Honors Courses, AP Courses

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