Academy of American Studies (30Q575)

40-11 28th Street, Queens, NY 11101, Queens
Phone: 929-487-1910
Email: Academyinfo@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 7:30am - 3:45pm
School Website: https://www.academyofamericanstudies.com
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47348
Admissions Information: https://www.academyofamericanstudies.com/admissions
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/30Q575/HS/
Subway: 7, N, Q to Queensboro Plaza; E, M, R to Queens Plaza; F to 21st St
Bus: B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q103, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q66, Q67, Q69, X63, X64, X68
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About

Our college preparatory school focuses on American history and its interdisciplinary connections. Students learn in a supportive environment, allowing them to grow socially, emotionally, and academically. As the flagship high school of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, we provide insights into America's history through a rigorous curriculum that includes study in art, music (with a focus on opera), theater, and journalism. Our Advanced Placement (AP) program and partnerships with CUNY and St. John's University allow students to earn college credits. Our curriculum is enriched with trips to historical sites, the theater, and the opera, as well as community service, sports, and additional activities.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Multi-Session School, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday 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 Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Biology (College Course [Credited]), Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy, Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Stunt
Other Sports
Boys Bowling Team
Activities
Animal Cares Club Anime Club Arab Culture Club Art Club Baseball Club Basketball Club Big Sib Freshmen Orientation Chess Team Culinary Club Debate Team Environmental Club Glamour Gals Greek Club GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Cheesy Llama Improv Society Key Club K-Pop Club Latino Culture Club Math Club Model United Nations Music Club Muslim Student Association On My Bookshelf: Book Club Photography Club Physics/Chemistry Club The Safe Place Senior Committee Sister's Keeper Soccer Club Softball Club Southeast Asian Club Student Government We Empower We the Writers: Literary Magazine Yearbook YUP/SEE
Programs
Academic Humanities(Q71A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Focus is on the humanities, literature, writing, and American history, and also offers a full range of math and science courses. All students take Senior Thesis, a college preparatory research and writing class as well.

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 Queens students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Intensive Academic Humanities(Q71B)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Focus is on the humanities, literature, writing, and American history, and also offers a full range of math and science courses. All students take Senior Thesis, a college preparatory research and writing class as well.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Queens 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
1,366
1,199
    Grade 12 Students
224
208
    Grade 11 Students
368
230
    Grade 10 Students
376
409
    Grade 9 Students
398
352
Graduation %
96
99
College %
87
91
Academic Humanities (Q71A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

729 / 85 (8.58)
84 / 17 (4.94)
Offers - Waitlist
Intensive Academic Humanities (Q71B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

388 / 57 (6.81)
23 / 11 (2.09)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 76% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.14%
Academic Engagement 
  51.92%
Safety 
  79.44%
Bully Prevention 
  67.38%
Inclusivity 
  81.60%
Mental Support 
  61.60%
Environment 
  67.00%
Post-School Support 
  66.56%
Teacher Responses - 62% responded
Academic Rigor 
  76.00%
School Satisfaction 
  75.00%
Student Behavior 
  67.33%
Student Support 
  80.53%
School Leadership 
  75.07%
Instructional Clarity 
  73.80%
Instructional Development 
  77.82%
Post-School Support 
  87.38%
Family Responses - 16% responded
Education 
  85.75%
Teacher Support 
  81.00%
Safety 
  92.67%
School Community 
  83.11%
School Leadership 
  91.55%
Post-School Support 
  90.00%

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. %
  96.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  68
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  60
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  96.90%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  515
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  531
Postsecondary
2-Year College 10.50%
4-Year College 69.10%
Other Postsecondary 1.00%
Unknown 19.40%

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 45.90%
Female 54.10%
English Language Learners:
  2.80%
Students with IEPs:
  10.50%
Economic Need Index:
  57.10%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 22.70%
Black 3.40%
Hispanic 35.10%
White 38.00%
Other 0.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 18.90%
Hispanic 12.20%
White 58.10%
Other 10.80%
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