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.
The High School Of Applied Communication Student Handbook provides a thorough reference of the rules, regulations, rituals, and routines a student must follow to ensure student safety & success.
The New York State Examination Schedule is slightly different each year. Please check for holiday observations, exam schedules, and special events at HSAC each day.
Students must verify the times for their exams with Ms. Demarco or the Programming Office for the testing schedule.
The High School Of Applied Communication cellphone policy consists of the proper protocols when owning a cell phone in the school building, and should be read prior to a student attending classes at HSAC.
Student of the Month is an exciting new program at HSAC designed to celebrate and recognize students who either achieved mastery or made exceptional academic progress. Teachers may nominate students who fits these criteria.
Through our continued support of our students, we expect to make all of our scholars Students of the Month after they distinguish themselves through the values of hard work, persistence, and academic excellence. The below mentioned students are some of our school’s finest.
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, supporting a culture of responsibility, citizenship, and self-directed, lifelong learning.
The 6 mile 2017 Aids Walk was completed by Mrs. Daly, her beautiful daughter, and select HSAC students in Central Park to help find a cure for this devastating desease.
HSAC has upgraded the computer lab with brand new chairs, and conference desks. New computers are also ready to be installed!
The High School of Applied Communication's nominated Teacher of the Month for March is Ms. Cece! Congratulations, and Thank You for being so dedicated.
Ms. Antoine from the HSAC Guidance Department provides the pathway for College Now cohort courses which assist students with college degree mapping.
On March 2, 2017 teachers, parents, and students celebrated awards night for students who earned an 85% average or better. Special thanks to Autumn Brown, & Lizette Jimenez for assisting Ms. Kelly to put together a beautiful evening for The High School of Applied Communication.
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!
Preparation for college mathematics regarding statistics, probability, and the advanced trigonometry function.
Focus on the study of earth elements such as rocks, minerals and the universe that surrounds us.
State Exam preparation focusing on an in-depth study of the interaction of matter along with its properties.
Study of physical health, exercise, aerobics, weight-lifting, and the proper body kinesthetic movements for a healthy life.
An in-depth study of different regions of the world and the physical environment that surrounds them.
A study of demographic, geographic, cultural, and political forces that surround the United States.
Focus on analyzing and interpreting literature, comparing, contrasting, and using literacy strategies to respond to text.
Culturally rich and engaging focus on dialects, regions, and pronunciation.
An in-depth focus on political science and the forces that shape the environments that surround them.
Use of electronic resources to reflect and respond to literature. We focus on the cyber world and how to respond critically.
Focus on analyzing and interpreting classic literature, comparing, contrasting, and using literacy strategies to respond to text.
Push in & Pull out for all core subjects and electives supporting student language development and language acquisition.
Study of organisms in different parts of the world and how they interact with each other in different settings.
A critical look at student needs and social development. We focus on academic needs and provide resources for emotional support.
Study of human health and nutrition while focusing on the human body's needs for longevity. This class enables students to be aware of their choices for a healthy life.
Push in & Pull out for all core subjects & electives supporting student academics. The Special Education Department employs differentiated learning strategies based on specific student needs.
The High School of Applied Communication is proud to announce that all grade assessments are available online.
All formative, and summative student assessments are made public to parents to track their child's progress. Teachers at HSAC keep in close contact with all parents to ensure the best results for their child's education and wellbeing. Online resources such as EngradePro, Gmetrix.net, and Certiport.com allow teachers and students to work collaboratively to measure & report student data on a daily baisis. HSAC Office staff calls the home of each student when he or she is absent to ensure parents are aware of their child's records.
HSAC is also an Authorized Testing Center for Microsoft & Adobe. Not only licensing but also training for these industry recognized license exams is completed at the High School of Applied Communication.
Students and parents can check the training progress for Microsoft testing by visiting Gmetrix.net. After training is complete, students and parents can track progress on licensing, and print student Adobe & Microsoft Licenses directly by visiting Certiport.com. Certiport is the Microsoft provider for Microsoft & Adobe Licensing. Each Microsoft or Adobe License attained is worth .5 college credits, and should be presented to the bursar office of admissions for credit redemption in a student's secondary educational institution.
Students enjoy working on website design, development, Microsoft licensing, Adobe licensing, HTML5 licensing, and graphic design projects for Web & print. In the club, we work hand in hand on this website with the instructor.
Students form an administrative cabinet. The chapter leaders listen and facilitate the student's wants, needs, goals, and aspirations to make HSAC opperate at its optimum level. There are regular cabinet meeting discussions, and the entire school body is welcome to the meetings.
Students work with photos, stories, and events as a yearbook team. Each member has a specific role as a team member in areas such as photography, layout, editing, and graphic design for printing. This is a team effort to get the school yearbook created by HSAC students.
The NHS Team Cabinet interviews all HSAC students with an outstanding GPA to decide whether they qualify to become a member of this elite team of scholars. We hold a special induction ceremony at HSAC in honor of those students and their parents.
Seniors meet and discuss the ideas for field trips, spirit week themes, and ways that The High School of Applied Communication can improve the experience for future generations of graduating seniors.
All students at HSAC are welcome to attend "Our House" after school program to work on computers or academic work in hard copy to learn material, make up work, and grasp new concepts. This program is designated for student success at all levels.
The High School of Applied Communication has a friendly staff and awesome teachers. I love learning here, and I can’t wait to graduate and see where this success will take me. HSAC gave me a solid foundation for my future and it is amazing to feel like part of a family when in this building.
- Michael Balbuena | HSAC Senior
HSAC offers a lot of after-school activities. I love that I have options for clubs like wrestling, table tennis, rugby, and softball, just to name a few. If I ever need help to assist me in learning a new topic or need extra help there are students and teachers always ready to assist me before and after school.
- Mohamed Abdelwahab | HSAC Junior
All classrooms are so clean and neat, and teachers are so organized. The artwork in this school is truly amazing. I feel safe in this building, and the program I have fits my needs. I feel respected here, and my teachers always let me have an opinion, and be creative.
Michael Torres | HSAC Junior
Mollie F. Machado was accepted into Binghamton State University of New York from HSAC in 2016, and is set to graduate college in 2020.
Mernayaser S. Eldesouki was accepted into Suny New Paltz State University from HSAC in 2016, and is set to graduate college in 2020.
Dylan A. Torres was accepted into Skidmore College from HSAC in 2016, and is set to graduate college in 2020.
HSAC Eagles T-Shirt features the Eagle's logo in the center with the wording.
Personalized hooded sweat shirt with the student's name on the back!
Eagles written down the right leg, and the HSAC badge is located at the top left side.
Gym shorts which feature the HSAC Eagles logo and wording on the lower left leg.
Personalized hooded sweat shirt with the student's name on the back!