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Life Academy High School for Film and Music

Overview written by the school: At LIFE Academy High School for Film and Music, we infuse the study of film, filmmaking, video/audio production, and new media into student-centered, project-based courses. We focus on building communication skills through writing, presentation, and creativity. We seek students who want to learn in an exciting atmosphere of excellence and creative collaboration. We offer customized instructional support and challenging academic program in a supportive learning environment.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 91.000003% (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: 83.999997% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 40.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 54.000002% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 76.999998% 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: Life Academy High School for Film and Music
Code: L38A

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

Seats 9 GE: 67
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 245
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 96
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

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): Double Dutch, My Sister's Keepers, My Brother's Keepers, National Honors Society, GSA, Gaming Club, Beautification Committee, Theater Club, After-School Tutoring, Film, Piano Class, Student Government, iLearn, AP for All, College Now
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, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, 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, Soccer, Softball, Table 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: Cricket
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: 278
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:31pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Career and Technical Education (CTE),College Trips,Summer Bridge

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Gravesend
Neighborhood: Gravesend
Campus name: Lafayette Educational Campus
School Number: K400
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 313
Council district: 47
Census tract: 306
BIN: 3186454
BBL: 3068830001

About Life Academy High School for Film and Music


Address: 2630 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11214 (40.593028,-73.986313)
Latitude: 40.594291
Longitude: -73.98577
Phone number: 718-333-7750
Fax number: 718-333-7775
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: D to Bay 50th St; N to 86th St
Bus lines near the school: B1, B3, B4, B6, B64, B82, X28, X38

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CUNY College Now

Art and Film Production courses including cinematography, storyboarding art, video editing, script writing, voice over

National Honor Society

Customized instruction to meet the needs of all learners

Work Based Learning Opportunities, Internship program

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