Interesting opportunities in the arts
Academics have a ways to go
Humanities and Arts Magnet High School offers courses in vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater and visual arts. Students’ art work has been displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; students performed before a matinee showing of the musical Hamilton, according to the school’s web site.
While the school has improved security and safety measures in recent years, students and teachers still have concerns about safety and discipline, according to school surveys.
The school is located in the Campus Magnet Building in Cambria Heights, a residential neighborhood surrounded by small homes and quiet streets. It's one of four small schools created when the former Andrew Jackson High School was shut down in the mid-1990's for poor performance. All the schools share use of the auditorium, gym, cafeteria, newly renovated library and sports fields out back. There are shared athletics on campus, which also boasts a large indoor field and track.
Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for every student who wants to attend. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, September 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign LanguageNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Performing Arts: Dance Institute
Our program has a unique focus expanding students' knowledge, introducing and refining techniques and skills in various genres of dance (Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ethnic) vocabulary and principles in both a historical and cultural context. We have a state of the art dance studio that is used to promote student development of kinesiological body awareness, technical facility, spatial expressiveness, and personal creativity which enables a focus for choreography, Scoring, and dance composition.
Computer Technology and Robotics STEM Engineering
Preparation for careers in one of these information technology areas: Networking, IT Specialist, and Cyber Security. With a major focus on hands on instruction, these programs prepare students for relevant college majors with exposure to careers in all areas of IT, industry certification (A+, Certiport IC3, CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Security+), dual enrollment, and articulated college courses. Robotics/STEM Drone Engineering- Focus is centered on students learning basic robot building instructions, programming and movement then move on to working with sensors and more complex robot behaviors. Projects cover key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts.
Institute of Visual Arts
Program focuses on career preparation through hands-on experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, Mobile Apps, and Web Design and Visual Arts (drawing, illustration, fashion). With a major focus on hands on instruction, these programs prepare students for relevant college majors. Industry certification (Adobe Certified Associate), dual enrollment, and articulated college credit courses are included.
Cosmetology/Barbering Science and Entrepreneurship
This program provides students with marketable skills to become licensed Cosmetologists and Barbers. Students prepare for State licensure (NOCTI Certification) with opportunities for internships, in-house, and advanced industry training Students study and prepare in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative practice. The program emphasizes communication, management, and entrepreneurship skills that enables students to open their own business towards a professional career or to pay for their college education.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Psychology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition, AP 2-D Art and Design
Boys PSAL teams
Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Contact & Location
207- 01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY 11411
Buses: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64
This schools shares the Magnet Educational (Andrew Jackson) Campus with three other schools
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Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Cambria Heights, NY 11411