Kids make movies
Below average attendance
As its name implies, Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School offers students the chance to make their own documentary films and create digital artwork such as stop-motion animation and graphic novels.
Housed in a building shared with an elementary school, Success Academy Cobble Hill, and a 6-12 school, The Boerum Hill School for International Studies, Digital Arts has undergone big changes in the past few years.
Teachers say the school is more orderly and disciplined than it was. Students say they are learning a lot, according to school surveys. Principal Dawn Meconi, who has led the school since 2013, changed the name from the Brooklyn School for Global Studies to reflect the new focus on digital arts. The school’s middle school grades were phased out, and it now serves grade 9-12.
While the school seems to be on the upswing, it still has a way to go. Graduation and attendance rates, while improving, are still below average. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, August 2018; photo from the school's website)
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Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2024 High School Directory
Digital Cinema Production and Digital Arts (K79A)
In addition to being a college preparatory school with a rigorous academic four-year program, students select a course sequence in either Digital Art, Cinema Production, or Computer Science. In Cinema Production, through a balance of classroom instruction and hands-on experiences, students are immersed in the art of digital filmmaking. Students write, direct, and edit their own films. Digital Art students complete projects in photography, portraiture, and landscape, and create comic books, stop motion animations, and portfolios. Students in the Computer Science track learn programming languages including Python and Java, and take AP Computer Science
OfferingsFrom the 2024 High School Directory
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Contact & Location
284 Baltic Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
Trains: , to Hoyt & Schermerhorn; , to Bergen St
Buses: B103, B41, B45, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67
This school shares the building with the School for International Studies and Success Academy Cobble Hill Charter School
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