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    Academy of American Studies School Leadership Team Monthly Meeting

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  • SATURDAY SUCCESS ACADEMY

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  • Report Cards, Spring Programs and Metrocards!

    All students must report to the auditorium for the distribution of their report cards, spring programs and spring Metrocards on Monday, January 31 at the following times:

    9th graders 9:30am

    10th graders 10:30am

    11th graders 11:30am

    12th graders 12:30pm

    You must have your ID and Heath Screening to enter the building.

    Regular classes for the Spring semester begin period 1 on Wednesday, February 2.  We will be following a regular class schedule on February 2.  There are no classes on Tuesday, February 1.  We wish all who celebrate a Happy Lunar New Year.  Thank you.

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  • Professional Development day for 9–12 and 6–12 schools [students in these schools do not attend]

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  • Lunar New Year [schools closed]

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  • Spring Term begins for semester-based schools

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  • First day Spring Semester

    Regular classes for the Spring semester begin period 1 on Wednesday, February 2.  We will be following a regular class schedule on February 2.  

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  • SATURDAY SUCCESS ACADEMY

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  • SATURDAY SUCCESS ACADEMY

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Parents and current students, please search using the drop down menus above for current information and distributed handouts.  Prospective students can check out our admissions menu for information.

 

INFORMATION YOU NEED

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is proposing to open and temporarily co-locate new district high school Gotham Tech High School (30Q417), referred to as Gotham Tech, in building Q450 (Q450) and annex building Q451 (Q451) for a three-year period beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. Q450 and its annex Q451 are collectively referred to as Q450 throughout the remainder of this letter.

This proposal must be voted on and approved by the PEP prior to implementation. We anticipate that the PEP will vote on this proposal on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 6 p.m. via teleconference at The High School of Fashion Industries, located at 225 West 24th St, New York NY 10011 at 6 p.m. Feedback about this proposal may be shared at the January 26, 2022 PEP meeting.
In advance of the PEP vote, a Joint Public Hearing for this proposal will be held via teleconference on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6 p.m. All community members will have the opportunity to share feedback about this proposal at the Joint Public Hearing.
Feedback about this proposal may also be shared at any time by e-mailing D30Proposals@schools.nyc.gov or by calling 212-374-7621.

MORE INFORMATION

New Building for the Academy of American Studies (OPENING SPRING 2022)

 

 A picture of the new building, which will be constructed, for the Academy of American Studies   NEW BUILDING COMING IN 2022 - More Information: AAS New Building!

Welcome New Students!

Happenings @ American Studies

GILDER LEHRMAN FLAGSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

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.

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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND PARENTS

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

MORE ADMISSIONS INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT HS RANKING

April 2021 -U.S. News Releases 2021 Best High Schools Rankings US News and World Report Silver Medal Logo 

Once again, Academy of American Studies is recognized as a US News Best High School 

  • #1,251
    in National Rankings
  • #121
    in New York High Schools
  • #147
    in New York, NY Metro Area High Schools
  • #41
    in New York City Public Schools High Schools

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