DRAW A THON IS COMING!
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.
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
High School of Art & Design
High School of Art & Design announces its annual SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL 2018
Please see attached for the Spring Arts Festival invitationHigh School of Art & Design
Graphic Design show "What Is Your Identity?" opens February 1High School of Art & Design
Photo Department holds annual exhibit
The Photography Department at the High School of Art & Design opens its show on January 4.High School of Art & Design
Drama Club at Art & Design presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
The High School of Art & Design and The Drama Club are pleased to announce the show dates for A Midsummer Night's Dream (mostly written by William Shakespeare).
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!High School of Art & Design
Faculty Show opens at Art & DesignHigh 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
Fashion Student Ronald Taylor wins FIRST PLACE PRATT HONOR
Fashion student Ronald Taylor's design was chosen as the top entry in Pratt Institute's design competition over the summer. Ronald was selected as one of the designers to make it to the second round after designing a collection, and one of his designs was chosen as first place. His work was featured alongside other prominent designers in an online publication and photo shoot. Congrats Ronald!!Student Announcements
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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PTA Executive Board meetingHigh School of Art & Design
PTA meetingHigh School of Art & Design