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Professional Performing Arts High School (PPAS)

Overview written by the school: Located in the heart of Manhattan's theater district, this small, personalized school partners with top-rated New York City Arts organizations to provide professional-level training in the performing arts and a competitive academic program. Recognized for our unique arts instruction, we attract master performers and industry players that help guide our students toward the most competitive colleges and conservatories. Our special relationships with local organizations provide access to some of the most modern training facilities in New York City. Our unique combination of arts and academics provides an engaging school environment that recognizes that students excel in all areas when provided with programs that recognize their passions.
Diplomaendorsements: Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 94% (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: 92% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 78% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 75% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 93% 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: Musical Theater
Code: M81H
Program description: In partnership with Rosie's Theater Kids students receive pre-conservatory training in vocal music, dance, and acting. All first and second year students participate in an annual musical theater concert. All third and fourth year students perform in an end-of-year main-stage musical production. Audition Location: Maravel Arts Center, 445 W 45th Street.
Interest: Performing Arts
Method: Audition

Seats 9 GE: 22
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 241
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 11
Seats 9 SWD: 6
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 42
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Audition information: Each applicant will be required to act, sing and dance at this audition. Please prepare the following: Acting: Present a one-minute memorized monologue (comedic or dramatic) from a published play. Singing: Present 32 bars of a memorized Broadway song (age-appropriate) - an accompanist will be provided, so bring sheet music in the appropriate key. Dancing: Be prepared to learn a short theater dance combination - please wear clothing that allows for freedom of movement, as well as jazz shoes or sneakers.
Common audition: 1
Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average (72-100)
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: Average (2.5-4.5)
Audition - Go to https://www.myschools.nyc/en/help/high-school/audition-dates/ for information and dates
Audition with common components

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): Audition Coaching, Black History Planning Committee, College Tutoring, Community Service, Full-Scale Musical Production, Gay & Straight Alliance (GSA), Global Glimpse International Service Club, Leadership Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Playwriting Club, Filmmaking Club, SAT Preparation, School Newspaper, Science Lab Internships, Senior Leadership Council, Social Action Committee, Student Council, Teaching Assistant Internships, Yearbook Club. Students are encouraged to start new clubs.
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, Handball, 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: Basketball, Flag Football, 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: 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: 558
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 3:30pm, 4:30pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Clinton
Neighborhood: Clinton

School Number: M017
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 104
Council district: 3
Census tract: 127
BIN: 1025092
BBL: 1010380014

About Professional Performing Arts High School (PPAS)

Contacts

Address: 328 WEST 48TH STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10036
Latitude: 40.761448
Longitude: -73.988019
Phone number: 212-247-8652
Fax number: 212-247-7514
School email: [email protected]
Website: www.ppasnyc.org
Subway lines near the school: 1, C, E to 50th St; 2, 3, 7, A, S to Times Square-42nd St; B, D to 7th Ave; N, R, W to 49th St
Bus lines near the school: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M5, M50, M55, M57, M7, QM1, QM10, QM12, QM15, QM16, QM17, QM18, QM2, QM20, QM24, QM3, QM4, QM5, QM6, X1, X12, X14, X17J, X21, X22, X22A, X30, X31, X42, X7, X9

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District Borough Number: 
02M408
Academic opportunities: 

We provide a cross-curricular academic program that culminates in a college level public policy research project including a community service component where students debate, present or perform in a public setting.

Ninth graders are enrolled in a High School orientation class for their first semester as well as an advisory group to support all aspects of school and life at PPAS.

High School students can enroll in high interest elective classes or choose to participate in our teacher assistant program.

All Middle School students are placed in an excelerated course of study including three high school credited classes in eighth grade.

Performing arts programs include master classes and workshops with established theater professionals.

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