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    Academy of American Studies

Welcome to Academy of American Studies Online!  Our web site is designed to help all members of our school community communicate in an efficient manner.  Parents and current students, please search using the drop menus above for current information and distributed handouts.  Prospective students can check out our admissions menu for information and tour schedules.

The Academy was the first American history high school in the country  created in 1996 with the cooperation and partnership of the Queens High Schools Superintendency and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. We are recognized as the flagship high school of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American history and the institute has taken the model of the Academy and duplicated it all across the country.

  

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND PARENTS

If you missed our Fall 2016 Open Houses, you can still schedule a tour of the school by appointment only.  

Call 718-361-8786 to arrange a visit. 

Feel free to email the Principal, Mr. Bassell at wbassel@schools.nyc.gov.

2nd Annual History Fair @ Academy of American Studies

The History Fair is modeled after the framework of the National History Day Competition. Several students will move on from this fair to the city-wide competition. The entries will include documentaries, websites, physical displays and process papers. The theme of the contest is Taking a Stand in History. Judging will occur from 1:30-4:30pm and the fair will be open to parents and students from 6:00-8:00 to tour the exhibits and speak with students and teachers. Winners of each category will be announced on Friday, January 20th at a Morning Assembly.

 Projects will be on display based on the category.

 Students, parents, and guests will enter through the main entrance of the North building at 6pm. The judging is closed to the public except for competing students.

The History Fair is proudly sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Link to RSVP for the History Fair - Click Here

PARENT CORNER

PARENTS: Do you want access to your student's grade and attendance? Do you want to be able to contact your child's teachers?  Do you want updates about scholarships and unique opportunities?  If yes, sign up for Pupilpath.  Contact Mr. Randle for more information.

PARENTS: Join the PTA Meeting on Wednesday, January 18th at 5pm in the South building conference room. The PTA meeting will be followed by the History Fair at 6pmAs always, Mr. Bassell and other staff members will be present to address any questions or concerns.

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