Our Mission

At the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology, we adhere to a few core values: our students will be pushed to continually challenge themselves; all members of our community will work collaboratively to model and to be accountable for fostering genuine respect, confidence, and the ongoing pursuit of knowledge; we are lifelong learners who build communities and encourage others to be their personal best;  our work is to prepare students to be curious, independent learners and critical thinkers who question and investigate so that they are equipped to address both local and global challenges; and to be kind, be kind, be kind.

These principles guide us to work together to create a school that will help our diverse community grow and become adults who care about their world.  The HSTAT magic lies in our regular reflection and commitment to adjusting what we do to meet the needs of our young people by consistently searching for new ways to become a better school. Our culture of self-reflection has led us to strengthen and further develop our programs and systems for support. Our 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Small Learning Communities promote the academic and social growth of all students through rigorous coursework and high expectations. Early intervention programs for our incoming 9th grade ensure that each of our students starts high school sure of foot. Through the work of extraordinary staff and peer to peer support, we differentiate for our diverse population by meeting our student’s individual needs and focusing on college access for all.  We support students on the road to college and beyond by addressing the needs of the whole child: an unbeatable teaching, guidance, and administrative team; dedicated support staff; committed families; two College Advisors; staff assigned to grade-level Academic Advisement; exciting academic programs; an array of extracurricular activities; senior mentors; and a community ethic ensure that our many initiatives thrive.  At Tele, we all do our part to enrich our students’ lives.

Our school began its life as the Bay Ridge High School for Girls in 1915. In 1985, after 70 years as the preeminent high school for young women in Brooklyn, we became a coeducational school and our name changed to the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology. We are proud of our long history– our history,  institutional knowledge, and steady foundation give us the freedom and flexibility to be creative and to build.

Announcements

  • HSTAT PTA Monthly Zoom Meeting

    The HSTAT PTA will host our Monthly Zoom Meeting

    Date – January 24th, 2022
    Time - 5:00 pm
    Topic – The 3-Gs – GRADES, GRADING, and the GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    Workshop Guest Speaker – HSTAT Academic Grade Advisor Juan Sosa

    Workshop Information:

    Our esteemed Academic Grade Advisor Mr. Sosa has been a 9 th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade advisor repeatedly here at TELE, and he is highly sought out by our families for this once a year informative workshop. He is always gracious enough to answer questions. Parents will be updated on the latest grading system, informed about what students will need to stay on track each year to meet graduation requirements, and to be prepared for their future. Parents of all grade levels are encouraged to learn exactly what their children need to graduate from high school and the various diploma requirements needed for college. Please make every effort to attend with your children to gain current and updated insightful information regarding all aspects of grading.

    You will need to register in advance to attend. You can register for this ZOOM PTA using the QR code below, or using the following URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdeCpqzgjGdxdoy6NDJt2r3DIl8wjUxQD

    You can also access this link on our school website, www.hstat.org under Announcements.

    We hope you are able to join us at this meeting, and we thank you for your continuing support of our school. Thank you for your PTA donation.

    The HSTAT PTA Executive Team: PTA President, Celeste Aguilar

    PTA Secretary, Crystal Salas PTA Treasurer, Sharon Swinton

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  • Absence Form Reminder

    Dear Students, 
     
    I just wanted to remind you all of our absence form procedure. 
     
    • Please email Ms. Shepard if you test positive for Covid-19.

    • Please complete this form for each day that you will not be in the building.

    • Please log into your google classroom and complete the assignments that your teachers will post there.

    • Please bring a note from your parent/guardian when you return to school. Have each of your teachers sign the note and then place the signed note in the folder on the attendance office door. 

    • Reach out to your teachers or grade advisor if you have any questions.  

    You can also access the absence form by scanning this QR code:
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  • Get new HSTAT Gear!

    Please click on this link if you'd like to get new HSTAT t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants or sweatshirts!

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  • Spring 2022 Course Preferences

    Dear Students,

    The start of the spring semester is just around the corner! That means it is time to choose which elective(s) you would like to take. Click here for the course descriptions (https://tinyurl.com/HSTATelectives2022spring) to help you choose your courses for next term.  You can also visit our website (https://www.hstat.org/academics) for video descriptions of the elective courses we will be offering in the spring semester.
     
    PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM  (https://tinyurl.com/HSTATpreference2022spring) BY 3 PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2021 TO INDICATE YOUR COURSE PREFERENCES FOR NEXT YEAR. 

    Please remember:
    1. You can take most electives only one time. You cannot get credit for the same class twice. So, for example, if you have already taken Psychology, and you passed the class, you cannot take Psychology for a second time.  If you have questions about whether you can take any particular course please ask your grade advisor.

    2. Your grade advisors will do their best to program you for the classes that you request. However, their first job is to make sure that students have the classes they need to graduate.  They appreciate your kindness and patience as they work to build you the best program possible.

     
    Please reach out to your grade advisors with any questions. 
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  • Yellowjackets Against Hunger!

    This year,  as a part of Tele's Season of Giving and in partnership with Blueprint, SGO and the Track Team, the LINK Club is launching our campaign: Yellowjackets Against Hunger. 
     
    Please see the following message from the LINK Club President, Valentine Montana: 
     
    "Hello, this year in an effort to fight food insecurity LINK club has organized a food drive to help those who are struggling with food insecurity. Not only are there boxes on the first floor to donate non-perishable food without gelatin and pork, but my fellow clubmates and I have put together the following google slides to help inform people of our cause. Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day!"
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  • PTA Presents College Financial Aid Workshop

    Our PTA sponsored a workshop on Financial Aid by Vanessa Barrios, MS Ed from St. Joseph's College.  Please click on the attachment to view.

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  • FALL 2021 TUTORING

    Interested in tutoring?  Please see the Fall 2021 Tutoring Schedule.

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  • Need to borrow a laptop or iPad?

    Please click here to complete the Student Device Request Form

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  • Important Information About Returning to School

    Please visit this link to access more information about returning to school this year.

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  • Access the NYC Covid-19 Vaccine Finder Here.

    https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/locations

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HSTAT‘s Commitment to Social Justice

At HSTAT, we stand together with love to amplify the call that Black Lives Matter.

We are committed to eradicating longstanding systems of racism in our country. We cannot ignore how injustice impacts our school and our broader community. ​​We bear the responsibility of guaranteeing that our Constitution and the ideals​ ​​within it ​are afforded​ to everyone.

As educators, we have the responsibility to dismantle racism. We pledge to:

  • engage staff in reflecting on our own biases to consider how these impact our practices and pedagogy.
  • ensure that hiring practices foster diversity across our community.
  • revise our curriculum to reflect the diversity of our cultures, our city, and our country.
  • develop deeper restorative practices to counteract disciplinary responses that have disproportionately impacted communities of color.
  • elevate the voices of students and families in the development of school policy and decision-making.

Our students are at the center of our efforts. To empower them, we must reimagine old policies and systems. We acknowledge the urgency of this moment and we recognize that we have more work to do.

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