Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (02M280)

411 Pearl Street, Manhattan, NY 10038, Manhattan
Phone: 212-225-0880
Email: vcruz@meca-nyc.org
Hours: 08:30am - 02:50pm
School Website: https://meca-nyc.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45097
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M280/HS/
Subway: 1, E to Park Place; 2, 3, A, C to Fulton St; 4, 5, 6, J, Z to Chambers St; N, Q to Canal St; R to City Hall
Bus: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM18, M103, M15, M15-SBS, M22, M55, M9, QM11, QM25, QM7, QM8, SIM1, SIM10, SIM11, SIM15, SIM1C, SIM2, SIM3, SIM31, SIM32, SIM33C, SIM34, SIM35, SIM3C, SIM4, SIM4C, SIM4X, SIM5, SIM6, X27, X28, X37, X38
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About

Through close partnerships with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and the Advertising and media industry, our school prepares students for success at four-year colleges and competitive careers. Students can earn an associate degree at no cost in addition to their CTE-endorsed high school Regents diploma through our inclusion in CUNY's PTech program. During their first four years, students participate in job shadowing, field trips, training seminars, and summer internships. Additionally, students begin taking college courses during the fall of their 10th grade year. All of our community members are accountable for our four core values: Scholarship, Creativity, Responsibility, and Empathy. Students are held to high standards and expected to participate in the development of our community.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Advertising/Communications

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • NYC 9-14 School, which offer a six-year program where students earn a high school diploma, gain valuable work-based learning experiences, and can earn a no-cost Associate's degree (or up to two years of college credits)
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP United States History, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Chemistry (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
American Sign Language, French, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Stunt
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Cross Country, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Running Club, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling
Activities
ReAct, job shadowing, paid internships, SYEP, Model UN, GSA, Black Student Union, MECA's Got Talent, Book Club, photography club, culinary club
Programs
Manhattan Early College School for Advertising(M73A)
Communications

Students engage in a rigorous, project-based curriculum that blends art, technology, and creative problem solving. Students have the option to graduate from MECA after four years with a CTE-endorsed high school diploma and up to 36 college credits or to stay for six years and graduate with a high school diploma, an Associate Degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and two years of paid work experience.

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) Priority to Manhattan students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
392
466
    Grade 12 Students
105
130
    Grade 11 Students
88
118
    Grade 10 Students
113
104
    Grade 9 Students
86
114
Graduation %
94
92
College %
77
56
Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (M73A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

77 / 88 (0.88)
11 / 24 (0.46)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 5% responded
Academic Rigor 
  76.00%
Academic Engagement 
  65.92%
Safety 
  78.33%
Bully Prevention 
  73.50%
Inclusivity 
  86.00%
Mental Support 
  75.00%
Environment 
  71.64%
Post-School Support 
  72.78%
Teacher Responses - 45% responded
Academic Rigor 
  77.33%
School Satisfaction 
  71.33%
Student Behavior 
  46.89%
Student Support 
  75.73%
School Leadership 
  63.00%
Instructional Clarity 
  54.60%
Instructional Development 
  68.88%
Post-School Support 
  89.00%
Family Responses - 13% responded
Education 
  84.75%
Teacher Support 
  78.17%
Safety 
  92.33%
School Community 
  83.44%
School Leadership 
  92.18%
Post-School Support 
  88.50%

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. %
  94.80%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  60
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  47
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  83.50%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  450
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  454
Postsecondary
2-Year College 18.90%
4-Year College 66.60%
Other Postsecondary 4.50%
Public Service 0.90%
Unknown 9.10%

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 45.70%
Female 54.30%
English Language Learners:
  3.80%
Students with IEPs:
  19.10%
Economic Need Index:
  83.10%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 10.20%
Black 31.60%
Hispanic 50.80%
White 3.60%
Other 3.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 21.10%
White 57.90%
Other 21.00%
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