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.
This year, our AP Biology classes have been working on a yearlong research project, analyzing how the life cycle of mealworms is affected by the consumption of styrofoam. We were funded this year by the NY Academy of Sciences Scientist in Residence (SiR) program, and a group of students will present our research to SiR scientists from across the city. These students chose to make a video of this presentation instead of presenting live, and they worked really hard with me to analyze our data, write a script and other materials for the video, record it all, and narrate it, all while also preparing for our AP exam this week!High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Click here to view students using a hands on real world application of geometry!
History: The clinometer is a tool used by plumbers, miners, sailors and many others to measure angles of elevation. The clinometer was invented in 1989 and is still used today to measure the heights of objects that difficult to measure.
Purpose: In this trigonometry project, students constructed clinometers using protractors, straws, paper clips, a small weighted object and string. They worked in pairs to indirectly measure the heights of tall objects in the auditorium such as the balcony, windows, and projector using trigonometry.High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Class of 2022
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Important Events: Spring 2022
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Spring 2022 AP Exam Schedule
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Spring 2022 Tutoring
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To learn more about Town Hall, please click here to see the presentation by the Student Equity Council.
The Student Equity Council, Data, Curriculum & Instruction and Equity Education make up the four branches of the HSTAT Equity Committee. This month, the Student Equity Council put together a town hall for HSTAT students and staff. The purpose of the town hall was to gather people together to discuss topics that impact us everyday and what we can do as a community to address them. Student leaders from various clubs created workshops to inform and discuss the following topics: transgender and non-binary awareness, the invasion of Ukraine, and the ongoing conflict between Palestine & Israel. See the following slide show to learn more and for resources on these topics.High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits
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NYC COVID Brochure
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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
Absence Form ReminderDear Students,I just wanted to remind you all of our absence form procedure.
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.