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Union Square Academy for Health Sciences

Overview written by the school: This is a small CTE high school with big dreams of helping students prepare for health careers not only in pharmacy and dentistry, but also in many other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) areas. The focus on STEM helps students market their skills in the growing job industries. Our unique project-based instructional approach uses activities that engage students' interest and motivation as they solve problems using an inquiry approach. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the everyday world outside the classroom.
Diplomaendorsements: CTE

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 83.999997% (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: 88% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 68.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 77.999997% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 83.999997% 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: Pharmacy Technician
Code: A33A
Program description: Students who are interested in becoming a pharmacy technician can acquire certification as approved by state. You will complete four years of courses, which include a Career and Financial Management course, and an internship in the pharmacy area. You will need to pass Pharmacy Technician Examination by senior year.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 61
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 598
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 10
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 116
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then 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): Girls Who Code, Student Government, Healthy Eats, Dance & Step, Cinema, Anime, Future Physicians, Key Club, Chess & Video Game Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Board Game Club, Glee Club, Man Up, Girls for Girls, Running Strides Club
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, Handball, 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, 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: 404
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:41pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP Statistics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP World History: Modern, AP European History, AP English Language and Composition, AP United States History, AP Psychology
Additional info: Career and Technical Education (CTE)

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Gramercy
Neighborhood: Gramercy
Campus name: Washington Irving Educational Campus
School Number: M460
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 106
Council district: 2
Census tract: 50
BIN: 1017828
BBL: 1008720057

About Union Square Academy for Health Sciences


Address: 40 Irving Place, Manhattan NY 10003 (40.735361,-73.987064)
Latitude: 40.735494
Longitude: -73.987659
Phone number: 212-253-3110
Fax number: 212-253-3108
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W to 14th St-Union Square
Bus lines near the school: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M8, M9, QM21, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X2, X27, X28, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9

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Experiential Learning: Students complete projects and activities that reflect the real-world tasks of professionals in health science careers.

Advisory Program: Peer Group Connection for 9th grade and iMentor program for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade into Freshman year of college.

Work-Based Learning Program: 12th grade students participate in internships in the healthcare industry (hospitals, dental clinics, pharmacies)

College Bound Initiative (CBI): CBI counselors ensure awareness, access, and financial aid awards for college bound students.

Community Partners: Vineyard Theater; Battery Dance Company; Cleary Law Firm, NYU College of Dentistry, St. Johns University, YMCA

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