I want to officially welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! This year promises to be great as we set high expectations for enriching, learning experiences. As a learning community focused on elevating the creative expression and the academic success of all our students, we have planned a very exciting visual arts and academic program, additional AP classes, College Now courses, College Access for All, AP for All, arts partnerships, etc. The goal is to prepare students for college and a career in the arts via an academically challenging program that is supported with an enriching visual arts experience.
The official date for all students to report to school is Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:20 a.m. Students will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m. each day.
I want to take this moment to thank you for your continued support of our students, staff, and school community.
Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Manuel A. Ureña, Principal
High School of Art & Design
Art & Design named #1 by Niche.com
On our way to becoming the #1 art school in the USA!High School of Art & Design
Art & Design in the New York Post
The High School of Art & Design community is very proud of being featured in the New York Post as a top art school in New York City!High School of Art & Design
Alumni in the New York Times!
Class of 2014 Alumni Devon Rodriguez was featured in the New York Times today, August 17th. We are incredibly proud of Devon and all our students and alumni for all they continue to achieve. Devon's work is currently on view at the High School of Art & Design's Alumni 2017 show, running until October 20. Read the full article here: https://nyti.ms/2vErp1wHigh School of Art & Design
Random House Creative Writing Awards
· $2,500 Graphic Novel: Allison Arias, Teacher: Jamie Zaffos
· Honorable Mentions and Artist Recognition:
o Brittany Crespo
o Brianna Cruz
o Felicity Hernandez
o Natalie Hernandez
o Jefferson Jacome
o Jenny Li
o Iliana Mercado
o Islen Milien
o Jade=Anastasia ThompsonStudent Announcements
2017 Citywide Graphic Arts Competition
- 1st place: Joan Djoennary (package design), Teacher: Chris Spaterella
- 2nd place: Adrianna Brown (digital illustration), Teacher: James Harrington
- 3rd place: Kelly Montes (poster design), Teacher: Chris Spaterella
- 1st place Student Filmmakers, Teacher: Hanan Harchol
o Jeremiah Huntt
o Julian DiScipio
o Gilia Mattiozzi
o Deklan Mills
o Danielle Griffith
o Rashell Encalada
- 2nd place Student Filmmakers, Teacher: Hanan Harchol
o Richards Nimbley
o Joan Montilla
o Karlid Crompton
o Demarie Otero
o Justin Gold
- 3rd place Digital Video Production Teacher: Hanan Harchol
o Stavros Lari
o Kai Dekassian
o Diamond Staten
- Honorable Mention Digital Video Production Teacher: Hanan Harchol
o Raphael Hunt
o Will Popalisky
o Anne FernandezStudent Announcements
Soccer Team Tryouts
Students interested in joining the Art and Design boys soccer team must complete the survey using the link below and download and complete the Medical and Parent consent form attached to the survey.
Please note, students athletes cannot participate in any PSAL activity without both forms completed and signed by a physician and your parent.
Tryouts will begin on August 21 at Art and Design HS. I will email all the time and location of practice once the survey is complete.
Please feel free to email Coach McCalla at email@example.com if you have any questions.Parent Coordinator
Every Tuesday after school we will have 50 minutes dedicated to parental engagement. During that time teachers plan to conduct student lead parent/teacher conferences, parental outreach via email and phone, student academic updates on Pupilpath, and meetings with parents. Feel free to contact the school if you want to make an appointment to schedule a meeting with your child's teachers during that time. The goal is to strengthen the partnership and communication between parents and the school; an essential component of student success.Parent Coordinator