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Humanities & Arts Magnet High School

Overview written by the school: Humanities & Arts challenges students to dream big and accomplish even more. Our strong academic focus is coupled with an equally strong sequence in Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Performing Arts (theater, music, dance). Students can also become New York State Licensed in Cosmetology, Nail Science Technology, and Barbering; receiving career skills upon graduation. Our college-going culture is fostered by a continuing partnership with Farmingdale University, Queens College, York College and multiple Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students can earn as many as 21 credits towards an Associate degree beginning in 9th grade. Our flexible and advanced programming structure gives students the opportunity to graduate early in three rather than four years

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 83% (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% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 77% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 39% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 71% 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: Institute of the Performing & Media Arts
Code: Q53A
Program description: Students explore and have the opportunity to focus on performing arts (instrumental and vocal music, theater, dance, and acting) or television media (set design, lighting, and graphic arts).
Interest: Performing Arts
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 102
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 257
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 65
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

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: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Requirement 3: 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): Arista, Band, Video Game Club, Choir, Dance Ensemble, Spanish, Glee Club, Game Design, Jazz Band, Opportunity to audition for HAI Theater Company, Project Prize Queensborough Community College Liberty Partnership, Robotics, Student Government, Theater Arts, Tutoring, Urban Word, Web Design, Words from Within Poetry, and Yearbook, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Swimming, Multi-media Club, Graduate Early Program.
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, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
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, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, 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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 439
Start time: 8:10am
End time: 3:00pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

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

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Cambria Heights
Neighborhood: Cambria Heights
Campus name: Campus Magnet Educational Campus
School Number: Q490
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 413
Council district: 27
Census tract: 53401
BIN: 4238003
BBL: 4110490001

About Humanities & Arts Magnet High School


Address: 207- 01 116TH AVENUE, CAMBRIA HEIGHTS NY 11411
Latitude: 40.697819
Longitude: -73.745728
Phone number: 718-978-2135
Fax number: 718-978-2309
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64

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Graduate Early Program, SAT Prep Classes, Saturday Academy, Internships

A&E Networks TV Mentor Program; college credit, dual credit in digital art and internet/new media

Dance, Jazz Band, and Orchestra, Visiting Artists, Young Audiences, Juilliard Repertory Dance, Summer Leadership Program

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