CTE program in Information Technology
Safety Concerns, Limited Arts
The High School of Computers and Technology (HSCT) aims to prepare students for careers in computer technology, giving students a hands-on introduction to computer programming and repair. Students follow a CTE computer certification track and are expected to complete internships in the field. Students take a SkillsUSA certification exam, and Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), A+ Computer Repair, and Network + certifications are offered to select students.
Increasing numbers of students say they don’t feel safe in the building, according to school surveys. The school responded to fights and bullying in the 2016-17 school year by adopting a restorative justice approach, which promotes positive behavior through conversation, reflection and corrective action, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan. Students meet in small groups called “circles” to discuss issues and resolve challenges.
There are no traditional visual arts classes, but students may participate in art clubs in the same building. Students use laptops and learn how to use 3D printers, more in line with the school’s technology focus, according to Department of Education reports.
The school, which opened in September 2004, in the Evander Childs High School complex, shares the building with five other small schools. The campus has a football field, and schools often share the facilities like the cafeteria and library. Students enter through metal detectors.
Admissions: Educational option. The school seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-performing students. Open to all New York City students. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, October 2018)
Safety & Vibe
Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign LanguageNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
High School of Computers and Technology D75 Inclusion Program
High School of Computers and Technology
All students will complete a four-year sequence of computer repair and maintenance and will be required to complete exams in SkillUSA Computer Repair, and optional exams in IC3, A+ Computer Hardware and Software, and Network +.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Statistics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Contact & Location
800 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx NY 10467
Trains: , to Gun Hill Rd
Buses: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11
This school shares the Evander Childs Educational Campus with five other schools
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Bronx, NY 10467
Bronx, NY 10467