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.


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    Student Government Election Application

    Applications are now open for next school year's Student Government (SGO) at https://tinyurl.com/SGO2021
    If you want to lead at Tele and beyond, have something you want to change or improve, and/or have a vision for your grade's future, please apply.
    • You can view the descriptions of positions and requirements here: https://tinyurl.com/SGOpositions2021  
    • There are a wide variety of roles that fit different strengths and interests, so make sure you look through all of the descriptions before deciding. 
    • Once you've decided what you want to apply for, the application can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/SGO2021  
    • After you have completed the application, Ms. Beck will reach out to you regarding next steps for your campaign speech.
    Important Dates:
    • Friday, May 7th: application due and an info meeting scheduled
    • Friday, May 14th: Speech draft due via google docs
    • Friday, May 21st: Video of speech sent to Ms. Beck (if you can't record, we'll figure out a plan!)
    • May 26th-28th: Online Elections and voting by your peers
    Please email me (bbeck@hstat.orgwith any questions and/or if you need any advice on what position to run for. 
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    Student Device Request Form

    Students, please fill out the Student Device Request Form to request a new Chromebook, iPad, Bluetooth keyboard, calculator, charger, or recorder for remote learning.

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    HSTAT Unity Service Drive: Show us what community service means to you!

    For the last few weeks, members of the LINK club have been participating in a service drive. During this time, members of the club have taken part in individual acts of service (whatever that means to them), and have come back to our club meetings to share and discuss their experiences. 
    Now the club would like to open up this service drive to the entire school community. We're calling it: HSTAT Unity Service Drive: Show Us What Service Means to You". 
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    Parent Support Group

    Dear Families,


    We know that the past year has been difficult for many of our students and their families. We want to support our community in whatever ways they need. We are asking that you complete the following survey so that we can identify what the needs of our families are. 



    Family Assessment in English and Spanish (Espanol)


    Family Assessment in English and Chinese (中国人)


    Family Assessment in English and Arabic (عربى)



    We will also be creating a parent support group beginning on Tuesday, April 27th. Please see the attached flyer for more information and for the zoom link to join the meeting. 


    Please reach out with any questions, 

  • 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.

  • Yellowjacket now a Blue Jay!

    HSTAT congratulates Joshua Palacios, class of 2013, on his most impressive debut as a Toronto Blue Jay.  Palacios has gone 4/4 in his first four Major League at-bats.  Go Yellowjackets!  

  • "What's the Buzz!" Episode 2

    Good Afternoon HSTAT Family! 

    There will be highlights from our different clubs, teachers sharing their favorite recipes, and updates on what has been happening in our community. Grab some popcorn, get cozy, and help celebrate the hard work of our students. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this second episode! 
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Online Class Schedule

Online Class Work Time Periods
9:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 Period 1 / 5
10:00-10:30 10:30-11:00 Period 2 / 6
11:00-11:30 11:30-12:00 Period 3 / 7
12:00-12:30 12:30-1:00** Period 4 / 8


*** After a holiday, we pick up on the next four period sequence.

What's the Buzz? EP: 1

What's the Buzz? EP: 2


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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