Theatre Arts Production Company School (10X225)

2225 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457, Bronx
Phone: 718-584-0832
Email: jdelpech@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:50am - 3:10pm
School Website: https://sites.google.com/schools.nyc.gov/tapconyc/home
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47449
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/10X225/HS/
Subway: 4 to 183rd St; B, D to 182nd-183rd Sts
Bus: Bx1, Bx15, Bx2, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx42, BxM4
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About

Featured in US News and World Report's Best High Schools in America '16-‘22, students graduate with the skills necessary for success in the 21st century. We are an audition school of the Arts & Video Production-Career Technical Education (CTE). Students graduate with a Chancellors Endorsed Diploma in the Arts. Our freshman students major in Theater, Dance, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Visual Studies or Video Production (CTE). We typically achieve a 99% college acceptance rate with over $800,000 in offered scholarships. We have the DOE's only rooftop garden/outdoor performance space with a sustainable living-oriented curriculum. Our school's philosophy is to "take care of ourselves and each other." We use the Arts and Technology to provide innovative and engaging instruction that inspires students to develop their academic, creative, and world-citizen potential through a heart and hands on approach to learning.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Audio/Visual Technology

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Dress Code, Extended Day, Health Center, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • 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 Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP United States History, Calculus (Advanced Math), Physics (Advanced Science)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Arts
Other Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Fitness Club, Softball, Step, Volleyball
Activities
SAT prep, Study hall, Running club, afterschool dance, gardening club, Video tech squad, Arts of comic club, adventure club (outdoor excursions), school newspaper, writing club, creative writing/poetry, acting, musical theatre, music bands, drumming workshops, anime/manga, photography, Film, fashion, makeup and beauty, debate, Girls Inc, self-care/yoga/meditation
Programs
Instrumental Music(X20B)
Performing Arts, Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

Small group instruction in traditional Band Instruments. Jazz Band, Latin Band, Music Theory, Music History, Improvisation, Sight Singing, and Piano. On- or off-site private lessons by audition.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 3) Then to New York City residents
Vocal Music(X20C)
Performing Arts, Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

General Choir, Show Choir, Jazz Choir, and Women's Choir. Music Theory, Music History, Improvisation, Sight Singing, Piano; On- or off-site private lessons by audition.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 3) Then to New York City residents
Dance(X20R)
Performing Arts, Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

Students learn modern dance, ballet, hip-hop, composition technology, and principles of dance. Pedagogy is blended to help students develop their own unique voice and gain competitive skills needed to succeed after high school.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 3) Then to New York City residents
Drama(X20S)
Performing Arts, Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

Students learn acting technique, scene study, voice and diction, movement, musical theater, theater history, audition preparation, digital resume building, script analysis, directing, lighting design, and stagecraft. Students perform in full stage and small studio classical, modern, and musical theater productions.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 3) Then to New York City residents
Visual Arts(X20T)
Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

Students develop their artistic skills as they progress through classroom assignments using a variety of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography & digital design media. Students apply to the well-known Fred Dolan Art Academy, a Saturday professional artist-led program that helps students develop their portfolios and full scholarships for college. Students learn valuable artistic, literacy, and technical skills in the contemporary work world of the Visual Arts.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 3) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
367
373
    Grade 12 Students
65
50
    Grade 11 Students
78
76
    Grade 10 Students
110
97
    Grade 9 Students
114
150
Graduation %
84
82
College %
58
58
Dance (X20R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

36 / 27 (1.33)
12 / 7 (1.71)
Offers - Waitlist
Drama (X20S)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

25 / 27 (0.93)
6 / 7 (0.86)
Offers - Waitlist
Instrumental Music (X20B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

14 / 27 (0.52)
3 / 7 (0.43)
Offers - Waitlist
Visual Arts (X20T)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

35 / 27 (1.30)
13 / 7 (1.86)
Offers - Waitlist
Vocal Music (X20C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

9 / 27 (0.33)
3 / 7 (0.43)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 91% responded
Academic Rigor 
  69.29%
Academic Engagement 
  56.67%
Safety 
  71.89%
Bully Prevention 
  58.25%
Inclusivity 
  85.20%
Mental Support 
  67.00%
Environment 
  65.27%
Post-School Support 
  75.45%
Teacher Responses - 98% responded
Academic Rigor 
  76.00%
School Satisfaction 
  83.83%
Student Behavior 
  49.00%
Student Support 
  78.67%
School Leadership 
  84.00%
Instructional Clarity 
  72.80%
Instructional Development 
  80.24%
Post-School Support 
  90.09%
Family Responses - 30% responded
Education 
  88.88%
Teacher Support 
  85.33%
Safety 
  90.67%
School Community 
  83.44%
School Leadership 
  91.73%
Post-School Support 
  86.00%

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. %
  78.80%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  50
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  33
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  36.30%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  416
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  420
Postsecondary
2-Year College 16.40%
4-Year College 40.40%
Other Postsecondary 1.50%
Unknown 41.70%

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 32.40%
Female 67.30%
Other 0.30%
English Language Learners:
  8.40%
Students with IEPs:
  28.10%
Economic Need Index:
  90.90%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.80%
Black 26.20%
Hispanic 68.40%
White 0.80%
Other 3.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 22.60%
Hispanic 11.30%
White 49.10%
Other 17.00%
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