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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS
Dual Language Mandarin Academy
Program Code: K16H
The goal of this program is to help students attain bi-literacy. All students will work to become fully bi-literate and bilingual with an increased understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity and language skills that will prepare students to thrive in the 21st century globalized economy. Core content classes are taught, on alternating days, in English and Mandarin, with support to ensure all students succeed.
Environmental Studies Academy/Science Research Academy
Environmental Studies Program Code: K16C
Students will receive an understanding of the natural and urban environment through hands-on and project-based learning. Students will be prepared for careers in environmental science and emerging green industries. In addition, student will explore the real-world use of hydroponics and the importance of green living.
Science Research Program Code: K16F
This program is designed to give students the necessary tools for the design and implementation of original research for citywide competitions. Students develop skills in research techniques, design and methodology, data analysis, and proper formatting of scientific reports. Students in this program will have opportunities for scholarship and additional enrichment programs.
Instructional Support Services
Multimedia Design Academy/Studio Art Design Academy
Multimedia Design Program Code K16E
Students enrolled in this program study Art Appreciation, Computer Art, Graphic Design, Photography and are instrumental in the design and layout of their graduation yearbook. They also work to create a video yearbook as part of their capstone project. Students work in state-of-the-art facilities including a Photography darkroom and two MAC labs using Adobe Creative Suite and Studio Works (publishing software).
Studio Art Design Program Code: K16I
This program encourages student creativity through self-expression in studio arts. Courses include Art Appreciation, Drawing, Painting, Fashion, Ceramics, Sculpture, with the culminating course in Advanced Placement Art: 2D. All rooms are state-of-the-art and are dedicated solely to arts education. Students are engaged in portfolio development upon entrance into the program. Teachers work with students on their post-secondary application process for those interested in pursuing further study in the Arts.
Multimedia Design Academy/Studio Art Design Academy Course Sequence List
Performing Arts Academy/Technical Theater Academy
Performing Arts Program Code: K16D
The Performing Arts Academy is designed to train aspiring Actors. We are affiliated with the Roundabout Theatre Company which allows our students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a stage setting on Broadway. Students will learn from dedicated faculty members who will help them develop their knowledge and skills. Our program prepares students for college and careers in the field of stage.
Technical Theater Program Code: K16G
Our Technical Theater program is an exploration of the duties of stage technicians and their contribution to the total aesthetic effect of a dramatic production. Topics covered will include design research; scene shop organization; painting and construction techniques; principles of sound, lighting, and sound technology; the use of special effects, costume and makeup.
Physical Education/PSAL Department
Physical Education/PSAL Department Sports Team Listing
Robotics & Computer Programming Academy
Program Code: K16A
Students will explore the field of robotic design using a variety of hands-on activities. Students begin with an introduction to the tools used to create robotic devices. As they progress computer programming becomes an essential and vital element. This culminates in a capstone design project and Teaching Assistant Positions for students to mentor our incoming engineers. Our Robotics Academy offers opportunities for scholarships and research opportunities.