At the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology we adhere to a few core values: students are encouraged to continually challenge themselves; all members of our community work collaboratively to model a growth mindset and to be accountable for fostering genuine respect, confidence, and the ongoing pursuit of knowledge; we are lifelong learners who build communities and encourage each other to be our 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 always be kind, be kind, be kind.
These principles guide us to work together to create a school that will help our diverse community grow into 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 searching for new ways to become a better school. Our commitment to equity, and a culture of self-reflection has led us to strengthen and further develop our programs, curriculum, and systems for support. Our 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Small Learning Communities (Initiatives) promote academic and social growth through global-minded coursework and high expectations. Early community building programs for our incoming 9th grade ensure that each of our students starts high school surefooted. Through the work of extraordinary staff and peer-to-peer support, we differentiate for our diverse population by meeting our students’ individual needs and focusing on college and career 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; three College Advisors; staff assigned to grade-level Academic Advisement; exciting academic programs; an array of extracurricular activities; senior mentors; and a community-minded ethic ensure that our many initiatives thrive. At HSTAT, we all do our part to enrich our students’ lives by prioritizing student voice, student choice, and student collaboration..
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.. In this spirit, we continue to grow and change so our students will always have options, and the knowledge and confidence to make good choices.
High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Summer Reading Assignments (Grades 9-12)
In an effort to create a culture of readers and thinkers in our school, we are asking that you participate in summer reading. Please click on the link below or the PDF attached that's correspondence to your grade level to find out more! Your teachers can't wait to hear about what you have to say regarding your book in September!High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
AP Summer Assignments
Below are links to each of the AP Summer Assignments.
If the assignment requires a book, please pick up the book at school between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday - ThursdayHigh School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Class of 2022
Click here for a short video celebrating the Class of 2022.High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Summer Programs at HSTATSummer School will be held from Tuesday, July 5 through Friday July 29, from 9 am -2 pm. Fridays are fully remote.Summer Camp will begin on Wednesday, July 6 and end on Thursday, July 28 , from 9:30 am -1:00 pm. There will be no camp on Fridays.Click here for a list of Summer AP assignments.Click here for the Grade 9 Summer Reading Assignment.Click here for the Grade 10 -12 Summer Reading Assignment.High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Brooklyn Borough Champtionship's Pentathlon
Our very own John Jagdeo and Juan Corona competed in the Brooklyn Borough Championship’s Pentathlon yesterday, and placed first and second respectively. Both athletes have now qualified for the City Championship competition in late May 2022. This marks the third consecutive season that our school has produced qualifiers for the City Championship Pentathlon event.High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
I am excited to share we have received the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award. Congratulations to our SEP teachers, Brian Mueller, Juan Sosa, and Karen Guzman, and to our entire community for encouraging students to continue to challenge themselves.High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Get new HSTAT Gear!
Please click on this link if you'd like to get new HSTAT t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants or sweatshirts!High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Need to borrow a laptop or iPad?
Please click here to complete the Student Device Request Form.High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Access the NYC Covid-19 Vaccine Finder Here.High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
COVID 19 Vaccine Eligibility
All New Yorkers age 16 and older are eligible for vaccination. People who live outside of the state but who work or study in New York are also eligible to get vaccinated. People who are eligible based on employment include both paid and unpaid workers. For more information, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine.High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
COVID Testing Consent
Dear HSTAT Families,As you may know, all NYCDOE students and staff may be selected for random COVID-19 testing. Students must have a consent form completed by their parent or guardian in order to be tested. Please use this link to access and complete this consent form online or have your child bring in a signed paper copy of the form that they received in school.Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Yarshevitz at email@example.com should you have any questions.High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
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.