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.
Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for all students who want to attend. (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 2021 High School Directory
Digital Cinema Production and Digital Arts
In addition to four years of ELA, History, Math and Science, students choose between a four-year sequence in either Digital Art or Digital Cinema Production. In Cinema Production, students are immersed in the art of digital film-making through a balance of classroom instruction and hands on production. Students write, direct and edit their own films. Digital Art blends art and computer science. Students create stop motion animations, study robotics, design video games and use a 3D printer.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP United States History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science
Boys PSAL teams
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball
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