Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE) (02M546)

40 Irving Place, Manhattan, NY 10003, Manhattan
Phone: 212-253-3299
Email: crosario@afsenyc.org
Hours: 09:00am - 03:20pm
School Website: https://afsenyc.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/48628
Admissions Information: https://tinyurl.com/y2k6846q
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M546/HS/
Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R to 14th St-Union Square
Bus: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M8, M9, QM21, SIM10, SIM11, SIM1C, SIM3, SIM31, SIM33, SIM33C, SIM3C, SIM4C, SIM6, SIM7, SIM9, X27, X28, X37, X38, X63, X64, X68
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The Academy for Software Engineering empowers all students to reach their fullest potential through mastery-based learning practices, self-reflection and a growth mindset. Students cultivate social-emotional wellness through restorative practices and meaningful relationships between all stakeholders in order to create an inclusive and equitable community of critical-thinkers enriched by a rigorous and culturally responsive education infused with the fundamental concepts of computing. Every student at AFSE will develop the skills to become lifelong learners, tomorrow’s problem solvers and collaborative leaders with the skills to achieve post-secondary success. We are part of the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) pilot, which helps us support career readiness for all our students. We have courses that help our ninth and tenth graders explore their career interests and develop readiness skills. Our students can apply for apprenticeships in tech, finance, and business, which allows them to earn and learn while in high school.

Academic Highlights: FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Cybersecurity Analyst), Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School, Postsecondary Preparation: iMentor, College & Career planning, industry internships, Career-Connected Learning: Modern Youth Apprentice, Future Ready NYC, Work Based Learning Opportunities, Individualized student support, independent study courses, integrated co-teaching, SETSS, tutoring personalized College and Career planning, Positive Culture & Community: Restorative Justice & Peer Group Connection, Academic Program: Mastery Based Learning & Project Based Learning, Computer Science Program: Software Engineering, Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles & Computer Science A, Creative Design, Cybersecurity

Other Features: College Trips, CRMYA School, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch for 69% of seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science)
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Activities
AFSE Spectrum GSA, Anime, Basketball, Content Creator, Crafting, Fitness, Green Team, HERstory Girls Club, Performing Arts, Ping Pong, Poetry, Video Game, Student Ambassadors, Student Incentive Programs, Student Government, Yearbook
Programs
Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE)(A54A)
Computer Science & Technology

AFSE offers experiences that build capacity to solve problems, collaborate, engage in research, and expand awareness of careers through work-based experiences and professional mentoring.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
DIA Admissions:
  • Applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch will be considered first for 69% of seats.
  • For the remaining 31% of seats, all students will be considered.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
412
434
    Grade 12 Students
104
112
    Grade 11 Students
97
105
    Grade 10 Students
102
99
    Grade 9 Students
109
118
Graduation %
93
93
College %
69
80
Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE) (A54A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

513 / 98 (5.23)
67
31
75 / 27 (2.78)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 69% responded
Academic Rigor 
  67.00%
Academic Engagement 
  58.42%
Safety 
  77.89%
Bully Prevention 
  70.38%
Inclusivity 
  82.40%
Mental Support 
  69.70%
Environment 
  67.00%
Post-School Support 
  80.67%
Teacher Responses - 94% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.33%
School Satisfaction 
  88.17%
Student Behavior 
  40.56%
Student Support 
  84.47%
School Leadership 
  84.47%
Instructional Clarity 
  75.80%
Instructional Development 
  87.65%
Post-School Support 
  93.75%
Family Responses - 25% responded
Education 
  92.13%
Teacher Support 
  82.33%
Safety 
  90.33%
School Community 
  84.78%
School Leadership 
  90.73%
Post-School Support 
  93.50%

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. %
  92.90%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  45
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  36
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  41.40%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  469
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  478
Postsecondary
2-Year College 13.80%
4-Year College 63.80%
Unknown 22.40%

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 84.00%
Female 16.00%
English Language Learners:
  7.00%
Students with IEPs:
  24.50%
Economic Need Index:
  83.00%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 14.80%
Black 26.50%
Hispanic 50.00%
White 4.60%
Other 4.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 15.60%
Hispanic 15.60%
White 50.00%
Other 18.80%
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