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30-20 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY, 11101, 5th Floor


Office: 718.389.3163 | Fax: 718.389.3427



30-20 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY, 11101

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About HSAC

The High School of Applied Communication is committed to developing a productive learning environment that fosters a meaningful and respectful collaboration among students, staff, parents/guardians, and the community in order to achieve common goals. With a strong focus on promoting literacy and communication skills across the curriculum, our instruction is delivered through a standards-based, individualized and authentic learning program. Routines, active engagement, and opportunities to apply new knowledge characterize all classes which supports a culture of responsibility, citizenship, and self-directed, lifelong learning.

HSAC Computer Graphics & Interactive Media Technology

High School of Applied Communication

All parents, teachers, and students have the ability to track their records online. HSAC is committed to providing up-to-date test results and concerns regarding student achievement, participation and attendance.

Extra help is available after school to ensure each student has the opportunity to be successful. Teachers at HSAC list all student data in the virtual world allowing us to remain connected and, more important, harness technology to measure student progress.

  • Track Student Progress At All Times
  • Student Data Analysis
  • Mobile Responsive Results & Evaluations

Licensed in Microsoft Excel, Word, & PowerPoint 2013 this year!

Congratulations to Bhojraj Nyuapane!

Bhojraj hit the ground running this year, attaining his licenses in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, & Word 2013 within 6 month’s time. Bhojraj is now completing his coding courses in HTML5, CSS, and mobile responsive website development in his technology class. Bhojraj is on track to becomming licensed in Adobe Photoshop CS6, and is set to complete 2 portfolio websites this year for college applications. Great Job Bhojraj!

Microsoft Office Professional
Adobe Certified Associate
Graphic Design
Mobile Responisve Website Development

Microsoft & Adobe Licenses Earned at HSAC to Date!

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in a specific Office program. Holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than uncertified peers.

Adobe Certified Associate Certification

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities.

Website Development

Once certified in Microsoft and Adobe Photoshop, we begin to learn HTML and CSS. These two fundamental skillsets are what drive entry-level web designers to new evolving skills. We begin Mobile Responsive Website Development.

Computer Graphics & Interactive Media Technology Courses The High School of Applied Communication

Microsoft & Adobe Certification

Instructor:  Mr. Riese |  Course Outline
Microsoft Notebook Set-Up Rubric
Microsoft Topic Help
Students work to become licensed in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, & Excel. They go through the training and testing segments directly from Microsoft Testing through Certiport system software.
www.Gmetrix.net | Practice Exams
www.Certiport.com | Certification Exams

Graphic Design | Web & Print

Instructor:  Mr. Riese |  Course Outline
File Management Rubric
Students will complete 13 sequential projects in Adobe Photoshop after becomming Licensed in Adobe. The sequential projects are available on video, and students learn all they need for web and printing purposes.
Graphic Design Instructions Via Youtube!

Website Coding & Development

Instructor:  Mr. Riese |  Course Outline
Code Academy Online | Html & CSS Course
Students learn the fundamental concepts of coding, translating a file tree, and create mobile responsive websites for personal and professional use at the high school level for college and industry readiness.
Web Design Instructions Via Youtube!


Utilizing the ever-changing forces that shape the Internet, hardware, software, and mobile monitoring of progress.


The ability to see concepts, designs, and curricula in ways that capture human imagination at all learning levels.


Set the standards of how we should treat one another with reciprocated professionalism.


Honest learning policies guided by strategic principles that foster learning, and establish understanding.

Student Tracking

HSAC enables parents to track student data on a daily basis. Phone calls are made home by bilingual staff members for attendance as well to ensure student accountability.

Student Data Analysis

All student data are listed in a public database for review and updated regularly by HSAC. Special Education and inclusive requirements for IEPs are also listed within the online system at HSAC.

Mobile Responsive Results & Evaluations

All formative and summative assessments are made at the touch of a finger anywhere there is an Internet connection. This allows parents to keep in touch in an online world.