Gotham Professional Arts Academy (13K594)

561 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-230-7270
Email: admissions@gothamacademy.org
Hours: 8:15am - 3:12pm
School Website: https://www.gothamacademy.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44958
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/13K594/HS/
Subway: 2, 3 to Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum; A, C, FS to Franklin Av
Bus: B25, B26, B44, B44-SBS, B45, B48, B49, B52, B65, B69
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Program Details
Gotham Professional Arts Academy (L35A)
Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design, Project-Based Learning

All students complete five Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) in English, Math, Social Studies, Science and Art. The PBATs are designed to prepare students for college and careers by focusing on writing, critical thinking, oral presentation, and original research. For their art PBAT, students select their own area of Art focus: Visual Art, Art Criticism, or Theater/Acting. No art portfolio is required for admission to Gotham Academy, but an Art PBAT is required for graduation.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
218
207
    Grade 12 Students
29
31
    Grade 11 Students
50
31
    Grade 10 Students
79
59
    Grade 9 Students
60
86
Graduation %
91
88
College %
50
50
Gotham Professional Arts Academy (L35A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

39 / 66 (0.59)
19 / 15 (1.27)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

We are a small Consortium high school that values community activism and change agency. We help students find their voice through a non-traditional integrated arts curriculum. Project/Problem-based learning helps our students develop independence. They write and defend five thesis papers (PBATs) instead of Regents exams to earn a Regents diploma. ICT classrooms with two teachers ensure students with IEPs receive personalized support to meet their academic and social-emotional goals. We partner with arts institutions and artists across the city. We are also United Community Schools site, which brings resources to our school like PGC mentoring program, cooking, music studio, dance, and drama clubs and more. Come change your world with us.

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, Extended Day Program, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
AP Computer Science Principles, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - Drawing, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Boys PSAL Sports
Bowling, Outdoor Track
Girls PSAL Sports
Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
Other Sports
Volleyball
Activities
Gaming, K-Pop Club, Animation/Illustration Club, Art Club, Student Magazine, Music Production, GSA, Student Government
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 45% responded
Academic Rigor 
  69.86%
Academic Engagement 
  55.83%
Safety 
  80.67%
Bully Prevention 
  68.75%
Inclusivity 
  89.50%
Mental Support 
  70.30%
Environment 
  66.91%
Post-School Support 
  84.67%
Teacher Responses - 47% responded
Academic Rigor 
  60.00%
School Satisfaction 
  66.67%
Student Behavior 
  72.22%
Student Support 
  80.27%
School Leadership 
  69.33%
Instructional Clarity 
  58.00%
Instructional Development 
  64.94%
Post-School Support 
  79.25%
Family Responses - 15% responded
Education 
  84.13%
Teacher Support 
  88.00%
Safety 
  95.00%
School Community 
  86.67%
School Leadership 
  94.82%
Post-School Support 
  92.50%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  75.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  15
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  39.10%
Postsecondary
2-Year College 5.90%
4-Year College 47.00%
Unknown 47.10%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 31.20%
Female 68.80%
English Language Learners:
  2.80%
Students with IEPs:
  33.90%
Economic Need Index:
  83.70%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.80%
Black 64.70%
Hispanic 27.50%
White 4.60%
Other 1.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 28.60%
White 33.30%
Other 38.10%
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