Kids design video games and learn to fix computers
While most students graduate on time, few students earn Advanced Regents diplomas
It sounds like a teenager’s dream: Spend your school days designing video games, then get a job fixing computers or coding web pages. That’s the promise of the Academy for Innovative Technology, one of five small schools on the Franklin K. Lane campus near the Cypress Hill Cemetery on the Brooklyn-Queens border.
Ninth graders take mini-classes in five fields: web design, video game design, computer repair, robotics and graphic design. In grades 10 to 12, they concentrate on one field. Some have paid summer internships. When they graduate, they may receive Career and Technical Education certificates that lead to entry level jobs in the industry.
Students also have a regular academic classes in English, a foreign language (Spanish), history, math and science.
The school is safe and students, teachers and administrators trust one another, according to school surveys.
The school is 83 percent male and nearly one-quarter of students receive special education services, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan.
Although many students arrive with weak academic skills, about three-quarters graduate on time. Advanced Placement courses are offered for top students. However, only a few graduates earn a demanding Advanced Regents diploma and most must take remedial classes if they go to college. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, June 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
PhysicsNot 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
Academy of Innovative Technology
Ninth graders are programmed for 45 days in each of our CTE pathways in order to explore which program interests them the most before selecting one CTE program at the end of grade 9. Thereafter, students will be enrolled in their CTE pathway for the following three years in order to meet the graduation requirements for a CTE-endorsed diploma and industry certification.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP Biology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP United States History
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Coed PSAL teams
Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
Contact & Location
999 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11208
Trains: , to Elderts Lane-75th St
Buses: B13, Q56
Principal: Meghan Lynch
Parent Coordinator: Eduardo MartinezWebsite
This school shares the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus with four other schools
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