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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% (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: 41% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 52% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 75% 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: 293
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 103
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math

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): After-School Tutoring, Art/Photography, Dance/Step, Debate, Film, Holiday Concert, iLearn courses, Music, Student Government
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: 286
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:29pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Summer Bridge Program

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

Contacts

Address: 2630 BENSON AVENUE, BROOKLYN NY 11214
Latitude: 40.594291
Longitude: -73.98577
Phone number: 718-333-7750
Fax number: 718-333-7775
School email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/K559
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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District Borough Number: 
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Academic opportunities: 

iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self paced learning

Customized mentor groups

Cinematography, Animation, Storyboarding Art

College & Career Support Programs, Senior support classes, AVID, SAT prep - College Spring

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