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Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School

Overview written by the school: Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School is a 6th through 12th grade school committed to providing our students with a challenging curriculum with a focus on writing and publishing as well as a strong community of students and adults who support each other academically, socially and emotionally. Through our school's unique instructional model focused on reading, writing and discussing, students learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and be open to a wide range of ideas and experiences. With middle school students taking high school courses and high school students taking college courses, the Preparatory Academy for Writers supports our students in writing successful futures.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 89% (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: 62% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 71% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 73% 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: Preparatory Academy for Writers
Code: Q84A

Interest: Film/Video
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 56
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 215
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 10
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 49
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Open to New York City residents

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): No data
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, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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, 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: Cricket, Stunt
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: 578
Start time: 8am
End time: 3:10pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics

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

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Springfield Gardens North
Neighborhood: Springfield Gardens North
Campus name: Springfield Gardens Educational Campus
School Number: Q420
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 412
Council district: 31
Census tract: 330
BIN: 4280845
BBL: 4130570056

About Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School

Contacts

Address: 143-10 SPRINGFIELD BOULEVARD, SPRINGFIELD GARDENS NY 11413
Latitude: 40.668235
Longitude: -73.756839
Phone number: 718-949-8405
Fax number: 718-525-8495
School email: [email protected]
Website: preparatoryacademyforwriters.com
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q3, Q77, Q85

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District Borough Number: 
29Q283
Academic opportunities: 

Students receive weekly college and career planning in partnership with the College Board, CFES, and the Child Center of New York.

Our school uses a non-traditional schedule in order to allow most students to meet all high school graduation requirements after three years.

Students can write for a nationally recognized, award winning literary magazine, Ink, our newspaper, PAW Print, or our theater production class.

Our video production course teaches students to use professional audio/video equipment to produce short films, original music, documentaries, etc.

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