Bronx High School for the Visual Arts
Rich arts curriculum
Some issues with discipline
Founded in 2002, the Bronx High School for Visual Arts offers a rich arts curriculum. Some students have internships at organizations such the Bronx Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The school, which shares a building with a District 75 school for severely disabled students, has a new library and a new computer lab.
All students take four years of art which may include studio art, graphic design, photography, ceramics and sculpture. The school has a partnership with Lehman College Art Gallery. The school offers a regular Regents-prep curriculum.
Most students say they feel safe in school, although some complain that there are physical fights from time to time, according to the Learning Environment Survey. Nearly half the teachers say there are issues with order and discipline, according to the survey.
There are no sports offered. However, students may participate in the Christopher Columbus High School Sports team.
Admissions: Students who attend an open house get preference. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, March 2012)
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Programs and Admissions
A program of study focused on the visual arts, including art history, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. This curriculum helps students become prepared for advanced study and work in the visual arts.
A program of study focused on learning the elements, principles and process of design, and developing digital media and business skills. Students participate in internships and are prepared for advanced study and work in the field of graphic design.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP English Language and Composition
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball