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The Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law

Overview written by the school: At the Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law (AGL), we are striving towards and committed to preparing students to gain access to careers that lead to economic and social mobility by ensuring that 100% of AGL students: Achieve their best possible outcome for graduation, e.g, advanced regents diploma, regents diploma (especially for students with disabilities), earning college credits while in high school, enroll and graduate from college, or enter a training program that will lead to an industry credential. We provide students with real-life experiences such as participating in moot court, mock trial and community service activities that will equip them with the skills needed for their next step in life.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 79% (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: 84% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 60% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 64% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 84% 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: The Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law
Code: M65R
Program description: Students take law themed and government courses such as Law & Ethics, Forensic Science, Advanced Law Topics, Government, US History and Advanced Placement US History.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 79
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 637
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 8
Seats 9 SWD: 21
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 137
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Districts 1 and 2 students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


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): National Honor Society (NHS), Student Government, AGL Law Team, Cheerleading, Basketball, Yoga, Art Club, Soccer Club, Annual AGL Multicultural Day, AGL Eagle Event Days, and I can BeVital Event Days.
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, 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, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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): Basketball, Cheerleading
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 324
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:45pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Orientation; Summer Orientation; Uniform

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Chinatown
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Campus name: Seward Park Educational Campus
School Number: M445
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 103
Council district: 1
Census tract: 18
BIN: 1005283
BBL: 1004080030

About The Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law


Latitude: 40.717349
Longitude: -73.989596
Phone number: 212-505-0745
Fax number: 212-674-8021
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: B, D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St
Bus lines near the school: B39, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9

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College readiness courses that prepare students for Regents and Advanced Regents diplomas including advanced math courses, AP, and law themed classes.

All students take a minimum of three Advanced Placement (AP) courses starting in 11th grade and can take CUNY College Now courses to earn college credit.

Eleventh and twelfth grade students take college lab courses to prepare them for the college application process.

Ninth grade Bridge to High School program that includes a ninth period extended-day program and academic advisement.

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