High School of Applied Communication (24Q267)

30-20 Thomson Avenue, Queens, NY 11101, Queens
Phone: 718-389-3163
Email: dshin@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:20am - 2:40pm
Principal: Daniel Shin
School Website: https://www.hsac1.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43465
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/24Q267/HS/
Subway: 7 to Rawson St-33rd St; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; G to Long Island City-Court Square; N, Q to Queensboro Plaza
Bus: B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69, X63, X64, X68
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At the High School of Applied Communication, our mission is to empower every student to achieve more through the values of hard work, persistence and determination. Our school provides a small caring and supportive environment for students to develop marketable communication skills for the 21st century, which includes courses in Microsoft Office, Website Dev, Journalism, and Public Speaking . We also offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum focusing on literacy development, problem-solving and critical thinking. Students are also provided full access to a wide variety of AP courses. LaGuardia Community College provides our students access to College Now classes. Our school requires students to wear their uniform on a daily basis.

Other Features: College Trips, Dress Code, Extended Day Program, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Uniform

School Features:

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

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball
High School of Applied Communication(Q07R)
Computer Science & Technology

Our school offers a focus on 21st century communication skills which included Microsoft Certification, coding, graphics, and database development. Additionally, our students also have access to a wide variety of literacy related classes which include, AP Literature, Speech, Journalism, and other associated classes.

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Priority to Queens students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
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
34 / 32
16 / 23
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
559 (103) / 136
517 / 108
High School of Applied Communication (Q07R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

78 / 114 (0.68)
25 / 22 (1.14)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 72% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 89% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 18% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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. %
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 41.80%
4-Year College 29.70%
Unknown 28.50%

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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 58.00%
Female 42.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 13.40%
Black 5.40%
Hispanic 69.20%
White 7.40%
Other 4.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 17.90%
Hispanic 25.00%
White 42.90%
Other 14.20%