Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School (15K429)

284 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-694-9741
Email: cfox7@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:15am - 02:35pm
School Website: https://www.digitaltechhs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/42413
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/15K429/HS/
Subway: A, C to Hoyt & Schermerhorn; F, G to Bergen St
Bus: B103, B41, B45, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67
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About

Students are immersed in rigorous academics and authentic learning experiences in the fields of digital art, film and computer science. Through a specialized program that incorporates academic, creative and technical skills, students are prepared for a post-secondary education. In addition to a strong academic program, our school partnerships provide students with internships and real world experiences.

Academic Highlights: Computer Science: Fundamentals of computer languages; Python; Java, Cinema: Cinema production; documentary and PSA projects; representation in media; fiction film; senior thesis film., Digital Art: Digital media; digital collage and photography; digital art and illustration; animation; design; portfolio-building and internships, Partnerships: BRIC; CondeFuture; National Equity Lab; Palazzo Strozzi; Pratt Institute; Reel Works; Smack Mellon, College Readiness: Advanced Regents; AVID; OneGoal; one-on-one college counseling; Summer Search; College Now; LIU Early Scholars; Posse

Other Features: College Trips, Extended Day, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Uniform

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball
Other Sports
Archery, Cheerleading, Fitness Club, Soccer
Activities
Art and Anime Club, Chess, Early Bird Sports, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Girls Club/My Sister’s Keeper, Photography Club, Senior/Freshman Mentorship, Opening Act Theater, Student Ambassadors, SAT Prep, Student Government, Tabletop RPG Club, Tutoring, Video Game Club, Yearbook
Programs
Digital Cinema Production and Digital Arts(K79A)

In addition to being a college preparatory school with a rigorous academic four-year program, students select a course sequence in either Digital Art, Cinema Production, or Computer Science. In Cinema Production, through a balance of classroom instruction and hands-on experiences, students are immersed in the art of digital filmmaking. Students write, direct, and edit their own films. Digital Art students complete projects in photography, portraiture, and landscape, and create comic books, stop motion animations, and portfolios. Students in the Computer Science track learn programming languages including Python and Java, and take AP Computer Science

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn 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
327
331
    Grade 12 Students
80
70
    Grade 11 Students
89
87
    Grade 10 Students
73
96
    Grade 9 Students
85
78
Graduation %
100
97
College %
69
76
Digital Cinema Production and Digital Arts (K79A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

121 / 73 (1.66)
54 / 17 (3.18)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 84% responded
Academic Rigor 
  74.43%
Academic Engagement 
  58.33%
Safety 
  80.78%
Bully Prevention 
  67.13%
Inclusivity 
  87.00%
Mental Support 
  68.60%
Environment 
  67.64%
Post-School Support 
  80.89%
Teacher Responses - 88% responded
Academic Rigor 
  83.00%
School Satisfaction 
  71.67%
Student Behavior 
  77.44%
Student Support 
  78.60%
School Leadership 
  69.87%
Instructional Clarity 
  80.00%
Instructional Development 
  74.88%
Post-School Support 
  92.50%
Family Responses - 64% responded
Education 
  95.13%
Teacher Support 
  89.50%
Safety 
  95.67%
School Community 
  88.67%
School Leadership 
  95.64%
Post-School Support 
  89.00%

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. %
  98.80%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  67
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  50
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  58.00%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  443
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  460
Postsecondary
2-Year College 18.60%
4-Year College 65.80%
Other Postsecondary 2.90%
Unknown 12.70%

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 53.20%
Female 46.80%
English Language Learners:
  1.50%
Students with IEPs:
  21.40%
Economic Need Index:
  71.90%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.80%
Black 40.70%
Hispanic 47.40%
White 6.10%
Other 3.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 66.70%
Other 33.30%
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