On March 27, 2019, our school will participate in the SAT/PSAT School Day administration. As part of this administration, all eleventh grade students will take the SAT (students will not take the essay portion of the exam)All tenth grade students will take the PSAT.  Ninth grade students will be participating in a variety of instructional work and twelfth grade students will work on their portfolios with art teachers.  There will be no cost to students for these school-day exams. This exam will take place during the school day.  Please note:  Your child will NOT be allowed to take the exam if he/she arrives after 9:10 am.

Unlike city and state tests, administration and policies regarding the SAT and PSAT are overseen by the College Board. This means that even if your child receives testing accommodations in school, he or she will not automatically receive them on College Board tests.  If the College Board approves an accommodation for your child, it will apply to all future College Board tests (PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement exams).  All students who want to use testing accommodations on the SAT/PSAT or Advanced Placement exams must submit an application to the College Board. To learn more about eligibility and typical accommodations, visit https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities

 Feel free to contact the school with any questions. 


Principal's Message

 Dear Parent/Guardian,

 The opening of the school year came with much excitement and enthusiasm from all members of our school community.  It commenced with an acute focus on high academic expectations.  Our students are enrolled in a wide variety of advanced classes that ultimately will prepare them for college.  Aligned to the rigor associated with those classes, is our goal to ensure that all students are college and career ready by the time they graduate.  

Additionally, our arts program continues to be a beacon of light in the world of art.  The program has proven to be an effective tool in helping us to create not only outstanding artists, but also lifelong learners.  Together, the arts and academic programs at our school work together synergistically to create a perfect environment conducive to teaching and learning.  

This year will prove to be a banner year for our school with regard to student success.  Our college and career readiness index, graduation rate, and student performance on state exams will reflect the quality of instruction that takes place inside the classrooms.  

I would like to personally thank you for your continued support for our students and school; without it, the successes mentioned above would not be possible.  I truly look forward to our continued partnership in creating lifelong learners and the master artists of the future.



Manuel Ureña, Principal


Kenny Gallery


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    Please see attached for the Spring Arts Festival invitation

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    Click here for tickets:  http://artanddesignpta.org/midsummer_2017_tickets

    Please find the attached for show details, ticket availability and prices.  We hope to see you there!

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    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/2vErp1w


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  • The High School of Art & Design celebrates its Alumni Show 2017

    Please see attached.

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