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University Heights Secondary School

Overview written by the school: Our school feels like a college. We provide a rich and authentic learning environment that is rigorous, college and career focused, family oriented and dedicated to cultivating citizens prepared to constructively participate in the society of their time. Students can earn up to 18 college credits through our partnership with CUNY, and choose from Advanced Placement (AP) courses and electives (theater, photojournalism, band, music, creative writing, debate, painting, drawing, dance, business, entrepreneurship, gaming, robotics, circuitry, neuroscience, genetics, botany, programming, and more). Students also gain real world experience through internships. Our curriculum fosters independence, critical thinking, and social responsibility.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 99.000001% (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: 94% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 97.000003% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 94% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 94.999999% 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: Humanities
Code: X96A
Program description: Our Humanities program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the studies of literature, the arts and social sciences. Students are exposed to common threads found in different cultures and human history. They will develop critical thinking skills, communicate efficiency and make cross curricular connections. Their academic experience will foster curiosity and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their relation to the world.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 52
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1538
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 30
Seats 9 SWD: 13
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 264
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 20

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Open 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): 3D Printing, Aiming High, Alpha's Greatest Legacy (formerly Young Achievers), Archery, Arduino Club, Art to Art Broadway Show Program, Arts Connection, Automotive Technology, Band, Bella Abzug Leadership Group, Bloomberg Young Professionals, Bronx Lacrosse, Business and Economics, Center for Educational Innovation Broadway Theater Program, Careerwise Executive Apprenticeship Program, Chess Club, Classroom Connections, Columbia University NY Bioforce Internship Program, Columbia University HK Maker Lab Summer Program, Community Alliance, Computer Applications in Technology, Computer Science For All, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Nutrition Club, Cornell University Power Writers, Cycling, Debate Team, Drawing, Dreamyard Dance and Theatre, Energy Tech, Engineering, Fellowship Initiative, First Robotics Class, First Year Seminar, Fordham University STEP Program, Gaming, Gardening, Genetics, Geospatial Program at Bronx Community College, Girls Leadership Club, Girls Write Now, Global STEM Alliance 1000 Girls 1000 Futures Mentoring Program, Good Shepherd Life Link Program, Graphic Design, Here to Here, HNN - Heights News Network (News Program), Karate, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Summer Exposure Program, Microsoft IT Academy, Mock Trial, Music Club, Narrative 4 Ambassadors, National Society of Black Engineers, New York City Urban Debate Team, NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship), NYU Robotics, Questbridge, Pencil Partnership, Political Science, Painting, Psychology, Rockefeller University LAB Jumpstart, Rockefeller University Summer Science Research Program, Rocking the Boat, Sadie Nash Leadership Institute, SEO- Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Shakespeare Festival, Sociology, STEM Institute at City College, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Summer Bridge, Summer Search, Talent Search (Academic Enrichment Program), Two Sigma (coding and programming fellowship and mentorship program), Teen Battle Chef/Cooking Club, Upward Bound (College Enrichment Program), Upward Bound Math and Science, Web Design, Writing Center, Yearbook, Yoga and Meditation, Young Gentlemen's Club, and more.
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, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, 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: Badminton, 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: Double Dutch
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Badminton Girls Varsity, Baseball Boys Jr. Varsity, Baseball Boys Varsity, Basketball Boys Jr. Varsity, Basketball Boys Varsity, Basketball Girls Jr. Varsity, Basketball Girls Varsity, Bowling Varsity, Cross Country Boys, Cross Country Girls, Cycling, Double Dutch Varsity, Flag Football Girls Varsity, Indoor Track Boys, Indoor Track Boys, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track Boys, Outdoor Track Girls, Rugby Boys Varsity, Softball Varsity, Soccer Boys Varsity, Soccer Girls Varsity, Stunt Varsity, Tennis Varsity, Volleyball Boys Varsity, Volleyball Girls Jr. Varsity, Volleyball Girls Varsity
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 581
Start time: 8:56am
End time: 3:08pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Community Service Expected,Dress Code,Health Center,Internships Available,LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education),Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Summer Internships,Uniform,Weekend Programs
Bbat: 1

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Melrose South-Mott Haven North
Neighborhood: Melrose S.-Mott Haven N.
Campus name: South Bronx Educational Campus
School Number: X470
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 201
Council district: 17
Census tract: 71
BIN: 2001153
BBL: 2023590240

About University Heights Secondary School


Address: 701 St. Anns Avenue, Bronx NY 10455 (40.818041,-73.911633)
Latitude: 40.81825
Longitude: -73.91103
Phone number: 718-292-0578
Fax number: 718-292-4276
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 2, 5 to Jackson Ave
Bus lines near the school: Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx46, Bx4A, Bx6, Bx6-SBS

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Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs); Academic portfolio required for graduation

Advanced Placement (AP) courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language, AP English LIterature, AP Physics

French Language Courses

Honors Program

Students receive college credit from CUNY courses. Students engage in an array of career exposure and college and career preparatory programs: TRIO Upward Bound and Talent Search, Summer Search, Bloomberg Young Professionals, Careerwise Executive Apprenticeship Program, Columbia University HK Maker Lab, Two Sigma, National Society of Black Engineers, Here to Here, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Summer Exposure Program, SEO- Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, City College of New York STEM Institute, and more.

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