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Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, The

Overview written by the school: The Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction prepares students for college and beyond with an emphasis on architecture, engineering, art, and design. Students take a bi-weekly design seminar intermittently with an art course. Additionally, they will visit architectural centers throughout New York City in order to see how design and architecture exist in a real world context. SDC is committed to involving students and families along the path to college through a challenging academic program, frequent communication, college advisory, internship opportunities, and extracurricular activities. These elements create a supportive and rigorous educational environment that will enable students to face the challenges of the 21st century.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 73.000002% (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: 81% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 74.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 62% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 87% 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: Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction
Code: M44X

Interest: Architecture
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 306
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 105
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

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): No data
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, 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: Basketball, 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: 263
Start time: 8:25am
End time: 3:10pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Career and Technical Education (CTE)

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Clinton
Neighborhood: Clinton
Campus name: Park West Educational Campus
School Number: M535
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 104
Council district: 3
Census tract: 135
BIN: 1083802
BBL: 1010790029

About Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, The


Address: 525 West 50th Street, Manhattan NY 10019 (40.765474,-73.9927)
Latitude: 40.76525
Longitude: -73.993105
Phone number: 212-586-0981
Fax number: 212-586-1731
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: C, E to 50th St
Bus lines near the school: M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M57, X12, X14, X30, X42

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Academic opportunities: 

Four year studies in English, Math, Science and Social Studies

Minimum two-year study of Design Studio, which includes Introduction to Concepts of Architecture, Design, and Engineering

Electives such as Art History, Debate, Sculpture, Creative Writing, and College Writing

Internships at firms in the architecture, engineering, and construction management fields as well as an internship course to create resume, cover letters, and work on interviewing skills

Participation in the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Program and Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program, Beam Center, and Tony Bennett's Exploring the Arts Foundation

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