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Manhattan Early College School for Advertising

Overview written by the school: Through close partnerships with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and with the advertising and media industry, our school prepares students for success at four-year colleges and competitive careers. Students have the option to remain at our school for up to six years and can earn an associate degree at no cost in addition to their CTE-endorsed high school Regents diploma. In the first four years, students participate in job shadowing, field trips, training seminars, and summer internships. All of our community members are accountable for our four core values: Scholarship, Creativity, Responsibility, and Empathy. Students are held to high standards and expected to participate in the development of our community.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 98% (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: 89% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 83% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.

Percentage of Students Safe: 90% 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: Manhattan Early College School for Advertising
Code: M73A
Program description: Students engage in a rigorous, project-based curriculum that blends art, technology, and creative problem solving. Students have the option to graduate from MECA after four years with a CTE-endorsed high school diploma and up to 36 college credits or to stay for six years and graduate with a high school diploma, an Associate Degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and two years of paid work experience.
Interest: Communications
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 88
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 671
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 8
Seats 9 SWD: 24
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 167
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 2: 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
Demonstrated Interest

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): Advertising Competitions, Advertising Industry Council, Art Club, Book Club, Brotherhood, Dance, Drama, Film Making, GSA, MECA-Zine, Music, Photography, Saturday Academy, Sorority, Student Government, Technology Club, Yearbook
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, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, 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, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, 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: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Soccer
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 416
Start time: 8:25am
End time: 2:45pm

Final grades: 9 to 14
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Italian, Spanish

Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

Ptech: 1
Earlycollege: 1

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Chinatown
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Campus name: Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus
School Number: M520
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 101
Council district: 1
Census tract: 29
BIN: 1001388
BBL: 1001130100

About Manhattan Early College School for Advertising

Contacts

Address: 411 PEARL STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10038
Latitude: 40.711442
Longitude: -74.000851
Phone number: 212-225-0880
Fax number: 212-225-0882
School email: [email protected]
Website: meca-nyc.org
Subway lines near the school: 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z to Fulton St; N, Q to Canal St; R, W to City Hall
Bus lines near the school: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM18, M103, M15, M15-SBS, M22, M55, M9, QM11, QM25, QM7, QM8, X1, X10, X10B, X11, X12, X14, X15, X17, X17A, X19, X2, X27, X28, X3, X4, X42, X5, X8

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District Borough Number: 
02M280
Academic opportunities: 

Accelerated academic program where students can earn up to 36 college credits by the end of 12th grade.

A six-year early college option leading to one of four Associate degrees from BMCC in Multimedia Arts and Technology or Business.

Small advisory groups led by faculty mentors and professional mentor program.

Adobe Certified Associate Program, Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications, Communications and Advertising Design Certifications

CTE program(s): Advertising/Communications, Computer Programming / Web Design

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