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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    Link for Virtual Graduation Ceremony

    Happy Graduation Day!!! 
    We will begin the Live Stream at 4:30 pm, but the graduation ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm.  
    Here is the link for the Live Stream:
    Congratulations :)
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    "What's The Buzz" Season Finale Episode: The One Where They Said Goodbye to Zoom.

    Hello HSTAT Family,
    This episode goes back in time, captures hysterical student moments,  features different clubs and events, and will be an incredible way to end the year
    There are also some surprises for students and staff!
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    Decision Day!

    Hi HSTAT!

    On April 30th we held our Decision day event that took place in the senior garden. Small groups of seniors enjoyed a "photo booth", snacks, and created "I Decided" posters to hang in the school to celebrate this next step in their lives!  

    Please click to watch the Decision Day video. 

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    COVID-19 In-school Vaccine Interest Poll

    Dear Families, 

    Students who are 16 years and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please complete this survey to help the DOE gauge interest in the COVID-19 vaccine and possibly open vaccine hubs for students at DOE schools.

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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.

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

    During these tough times, try to pay it forward (respond to a person's kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else)! Write letters to people, clean up on sidewalks, personal service (ie: help make dinner, take out trash etc), donate clothes, support small businesses, or whatever else you can think of to support your community. Document the service and upload it on our google form to be featured in our video!


  • 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!  

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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.


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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