Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School (29Q283)

143-10 Springfield Boulevard, Queens, NY 11413, Queens
Phone: 718-949-8405
Email: ichan6@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:05am - 02:10pm
School Website: https://www.preparatoryacademyforwriters.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/48528
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/29Q283/HS/
Bus: Q3, Q77, Q85
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About

Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School is a 6th through 12th grade school committed to providing our students with a challenging curriculum with a focus on writing and publishing as well as a strong community of students and adults who support each other academically, socially and emotionally. Through our school's unique instructional model focused on reading, writing and discussing, students learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and be open to a wide range of ideas and experiences. With middle school students taking high school courses and high school students taking college courses, the Preparatory Academy for Writers supports our students in writing successful futures.

Academic Highlights: Through our partnership with College Now and York College, our students are able to earn college credits for free., Students also have the opportunity to join Liberty Partnership Program through Pace University for college readiness and college preparation.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, Extended Day, Health Center, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation

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 Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Math (College Course [Credited]), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Stunt
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Wrestling
Activities
Creative Writing Magazine Publication, Journalism and Newspaper, Digital Music Class Production, talent show, fashion show, and PAW Jam
Programs
Preparatory Academy for Writers(Q84A)
Film/Video

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
332
320
    Grade 12 Students
101
78
    Grade 11 Students
80
78
    Grade 10 Students
82
78
    Grade 9 Students
69
86
Graduation %
82
86
College %
54
67
Preparatory Academy for Writers (Q84A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

30 / 63 (0.48)
6 / 12 (0.50)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 59% responded
Academic Rigor 
  73.57%
Academic Engagement 
  57.33%
Safety 
  65.89%
Bully Prevention 
  53.50%
Inclusivity 
  82.60%
Mental Support 
  65.10%
Environment 
  62.91%
Post-School Support 
  73.73%
Teacher Responses - 61% responded
Academic Rigor 
  79.00%
School Satisfaction 
  69.83%
Student Behavior 
  46.56%
Student Support 
  83.80%
School Leadership 
  81.47%
Instructional Clarity 
  83.40%
Instructional Development 
  77.94%
Post-School Support 
  97.45%
Family Responses - 11% responded
Education 
  83.13%
Teacher Support 
  88.17%
Safety 
  88.67%
School Community 
  81.33%
School Leadership 
  87.18%
Post-School Support 
  82.50%

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. %
  93.70%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  63
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  38
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  59.50%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  450
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  455
Postsecondary
2-Year College 15.70%
4-Year College 33.70%
Other Postsecondary 2.40%
Unknown 48.20%

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 50.00%
Female 50.00%
English Language Learners:
  5.70%
Students with IEPs:
  18.40%
Economic Need Index:
  63.10%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 4.20%
Black 80.40%
Hispanic 10.20%
White 1.80%
Other 3.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 38.90%
White 36.10%
Other 25.00%
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