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Urban Assembly High School of Music and Art

Overview paragraph: The Urban Assembly School of Music and Art prepares students for college and the world of work. Our program integrates literacy and the arts into all aspects of our instructional program. Students learn to be critical thinkers and creative communicators. They learn to process and analyze complex information, view information in context, connect it to prior learning, and convey their ideas in a purposeful and convincing manner. Our program capitalizes upon our students' love of the arts and their desire to engage in self-expression. We create an environment where students understand the practical relevance of their learning to be able to fulfill their visions for the future.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 78% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 81% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 26% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 60% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 82% 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 School of Music and Art
Code: L02R
Program description: The Bard Early College Academy is an early college partnership that establishes a satellite campus of Bard College at UAMA. The early college partnership enables students in 11th and 12th grade to enroll as part-time undergraduate students of Bard College, where they can earn up to sixteen tuition-free college credits concurrently with their high school studies. All class take place at UAMA. Priority to students who are eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 69% of seats.
Interest: Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 89
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 369
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 104
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: Yes-10
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: Art Club, Basketball, Cheerleading Squad, Chorus Team, Cooking Club, Creative Writing, Dance Team, Drama, Fashion Design, Health and Fitness, Music Production, Open Mic, Open Music Studio, Opening Act, Step Team
Psal Sports Boys: Bowling, Soccer
Psal Sports Girls: Bowling, Soccer
Psal Sports Coed: Cricket
School sports: Intramural Sports

Other info

Total students: 221
Start time: 8:13am
End time: 4pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
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 Environmental Science, AP Statistics
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Internship Expected; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: DUMBO-Vinegar Hill-Downtown Brooklyn-Boerum Hill
Neighborhood: DUMBO-Downtown Brooklyn
Campus name: Water's Edge Educational Campus
School Number: K805
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 2
Council district: 33
Census tract: 15
BIN: 3000216
BBL: 3001200020

About Urban Assembly High School of Music and Art


Address: 49 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn NY 11201
Latitude: 40.697339
Longitude: -73.985016
Phone number: 718-858-0249
Fax number: 718-858-0492
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; A, C to High St; B, Q to DeKalb Ave; F to York St; R to Jay St-MetroTech
Bus: B103, B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B65, B67, B69

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The Bard Early College Academy at the UAMA enables students in 11th and 12th grade to earn tuition-free Bard college credits.

The Arts program offerings are the vehicles through which a rigorous college thinking, routine based curriculum is presented.

Art/Academic Portfolios for assessments are project based in which each core subject integrating the Arts.

Classes are organized through Goggle Classroom where students can use Pro Tools, Logic, Garage Band, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Final Cuts

Artist-in-Residence, Visiting Artist Series, Technology-Based Art Instruction in reason, Advance Placement Classes, and a dedicated College Counselor.

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