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Young Women's Leadership School, Astoria (TYWLS)

Overview written by the school: The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria opened in 2006 as part of a national network of college prep schools for young women. TYWLS nurtures the intellectual curiosity and creativity of young women by supporting the whole girl in order to maximize academic achievement, social and emotional well-being, and postsecondary success. Our school is established to include advisory, rigorous STEM, humanities, and arts opportunities in a 21st century learning environment. The Young Women's Leadership Network supports our school with a wide range of leadership programs. The College Bound Initiative (CBI) provides college access support with a full-time CBI college counselor who guides each student through the college application process.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 99% (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: 81% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 82% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 92% 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 Young Women's Leadership School, Astoria
Code: Q56A
Program description: Our school includes advisory, rigorous STEM, AP offerings, humanities, and arts (drama, theater, technology, digital media, film, robotics, and computer programming). We also provide afterschool enrichment including sports, tutoring, and dance. The College Bound Initiative (CBI) provides a full-time CBI college counselor who guides each student through the college application process through visits and trips.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 69
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 353
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 12
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 44
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4
Eligibility: Open only to Female-Identified students

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Initial Filter: 80 grade average, 95% attendance, 90% punctuality
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average (84-100)
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: Average (2.7-4.5)
Group Interview (On-Site)
Writing Exercise (On-Site)

Activities

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: No data
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, Bowling, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, 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: 1
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 586
Start time: 8am
End time: 2:30pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP World History: Modern

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

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Old Astoria
Neighborhood: Old Astoria

School Number: Q739

Community board: 401
Council district: 22
Census tract: 69
BIN: 4440035
BBL: 4005420008

About Young Women's Leadership School, Astoria (TYWLS)

Contacts

Address: 23-15 NEWTOWN AVENUE, ASTORIA NY 11102
Latitude: 40.771215
Longitude: -73.924591
Phone number: 718-267-2839
Fax number: 718-728-0218
School email: [email protected]
Website: tywls-astoria.org
Subway lines near the school: N, W to 30th Ave
Bus lines near the school: M60-SBS, Q100, Q102, Q103, Q18, Q19, Q69

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District Borough Number: 
30Q286
Academic opportunities: 

Students engage in an academically rigorous college prep course of study, with the opportunity to take Advanced Placement and College Now courses.

Twenty-first century skills are embedded into a mastery based approach to grading with technology infused courses and a project based mindset.

Eligible students participate in focused pathways such as Advanced Placement For All, Software Engineering For All, and Algebra For All.

Mid-Year intensive courses that provide real-world learning and application, collaborative group work, and project-based instruction.

Electives include Filmmaking with Tribeca Film Institute, Drama, Musical Theater, Game Design, 3-D Design, Mobile App Development, and Music.

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