Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE) (02M546)

40 Irving Place, Manhattan, NY 10003, Manhattan
Phone: 212-253-3299
Hours: 09:00am - 03:20pm
Principal: Shawn Raeke
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Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R to 14th St-Union Square
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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
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
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.

Students are randomly selected
  • (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
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
21 / 76
35 / 67
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
2,507 (585) / 125
2,623 / 120
Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE) (A54A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

513 / 98 (5.23)
75 / 27 (2.78)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 69% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 94% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 25% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 13.80%
4-Year College 63.80%
Unknown 22.40%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 84.00%
Female 16.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
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%