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High School for Law and Public Service

Overview written by the school: We believe that collaboration is at the heart of education; students and teachers must be active learners. We strive for excellence through a challenging, innovative, student-centered curriculum where students develop analytical skills to become critical, independent thinkers and lifelong learners. Students gain knowledge about the public sector, law and their ability to make positive changes in the community. Parents, caregivers, and staff work together to provide students with opportunities to become invested in their communities through service learning, internships, mentoring programs, and partnerships. Their experiences allow them to apply their academic knowledge to real-life settings.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 67% (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: 84% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 85% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 57% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 84% 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 and Public Service
Code: M31A
Program description: At the High School for Law and Public Service, teachers, administrators, parents and caregivers work together to develop mature citizens committed to their community and high achievement. Our graduates have experience in and knowledge of the public sector, law and have the ability to make positive change in the community. Internships, mentoring programs, and partnerships offer our students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to real-life settings.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 113
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 614
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 30
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 131
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to District 6 students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math
Geographic Priority
Passing of classes

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): Peer Mentor Programs and tutoring, College Preparation, Conflict mediation, Drama, Graphic Arts, School Wellness and Fitness, Mural Illustration, National Honor Society, Theater.
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, Football, Soccer, Swimming, 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, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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: 481
Start time: 8:05am
End time: 2:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Washington Heights North
Neighborhood: Washington Heights N.
Campus name: George Washington Educational Campus
School Number: M465
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 112
Council district: 10
Census tract: 277
BIN: 1076751
BBL: 1021600018

About High School for Law and Public Service

Contacts

Address: 549 AUDUBON AVENUE, MANHATTAN NY 10040
Latitude: 40.855855
Longitude: -73.92712
Phone number: 212-342-6130
Fax number: 212-342-6116
School email: [email protected]
Website: www.myhslps.org
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 191st St; A to 190th St
Bus lines near the school: Bx18, Bx40, Bx42, Bx7, BxM1, M100, M101, M3, M4, M98

Hotels near High School for Law and Public Service

District Borough Number: 
06M467
Academic opportunities: 

Financial Literacy

Law Sequence

College Awareness and Planning Resume Writing

College Application Essay Class

PSAT/SAT Preparation

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