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  • 3:15pm-3:45pm Information Session on Community Service Requirements

    If you have any questions or need clarification about the new community service requirements, come to the informational session on Wednesday, September 27th from 3:15pm-3:45pm in the cafeteria! Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 26th to attend.

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  • 2pm Club Fair

    Attention students! We are hosting our annual Club Fair on Wednesday September 27th in the Cafeteria during office hours. Join us to learn more about the numerous clubs and sports teams we offer! Use this as an opportunity to make new friends with the same interests and sign up for clubs! See you all there!

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  • Blood Drive

    Academy will be collaborating with the New York Blood Center to host our annual blood drive on Monday, October 2nd! The sessions will be held all day in the gym. You must be 16 or older in order to participate - anyone younger than 16 cannot participate. Please make an appointment prior to attending the blood drive and fill out a permission slip as well which can be found in room 111.

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  • Girls Bowling Match

    Young Women's Leadership vs Academy of American Studies

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  • Maspeth HS

    Girls Volleyball Match

    Academy of American Studies vs Newtown HS

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  • 2pm-3pm Hispanic Heritage Month Poetry Event

    Happy Hispanic Heritage Month(9/15-10/15)! See the attached information for our upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month event! We will be creating, then decorating, poems about Hispanic culture, influential figures, and traditions. We hope to see you there.

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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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Founders Day - April 29th 2022

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