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The High School of American Studies (HSAS) is a specialized public school that emphasizes the study of American history and offers students an academic program that is both well-rounded and challenging. Through our collaboration with Lehman College, students have access to its campus library and athletic facilities, and take actual college classes and seminars in their junior and senior years. Supported by the Gilder - Lehrman Institute, students gain first-hand knowledge of the key events in American history through trips to sites and cities of historic importance and through participation in special seminars with guest speakers. With a small student body of under 400 pupils, it is possible to get the kind of individualized attention often not found in a typical large New York Ctiy school. Despite the smallness of the school, the course offerings remain diverse: the school offers advanced coursework in mathematics, science, literature, foreign languages, and the arts. In all of our endeavors, we seek to encourage in our students a love for learning and an inquisitive spirit.

Announcements/Events

School Information

School resumes: The first day of school for students is Thursday, September 4. School will begin at 8:00 AM.

Incoming Students and Parents: Please click here to read a letter from Mr. Weiss. The letter contains important information about the first day of school. Also, included here is a pdf version of the biographical assignment which is due the first day of school.

Returning Students and Parents: Please click here to read an important letter from Mr. Weiss, which contains important information regarding the first day of school.

Open House:A presentation for all interested parents and students will be on Tuesday, October 14. View flyer.

Senior Movie for Class of 2014: If you missed this rousing summation of four years at Graduation, feel free to download this movie to your own computer. Thanks to Elisabeth Yang and Jake Kern for putting this movie together!

Documentary Movies from the past year: Lots of excellent new footage is now posted on this web site. From Eero Arum's critical look at the Specialized High School Examination process to Arnis Dizdari and Truitt Harshaw's stake out of the best rappers at HSAS, there is much new stuff to view. Click the image from Eero's film below, to link to the Documentary Film page.

 


School Address
High School of American Studies at Lehman College
2925 Goulden Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468

Phone: (718) 329-2144
Fax: (718) 329-0792
Alessandro Weiss, Principal

Code for SATS and ACTs:
HSAS CEEB Code 330603

Staff Directory and Contact Protocol

View the Course Catalogue for 2014-15

View the Tentative School Calendar for 2014-15

View college acceptances for the class of 2014

View the HSAS Virtual Library

Procedures for requesting high school transcripts and letters of recommendation for Internships, academic enrichment programs, and non-college purposes and related forms Download these request forms

View Snapshot of the HSAS college application procedures These procedures will be updated in the fall as needed.

View Handbook on the HSAS college application procedures

View the PSAL Sports Schedule
If you click on the team, the up to date schedule and results are posted.

Tutoring and Club Roster/Schedule for 2013-14

 
 

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Special thanks to student Sean Neill, class of 2011, for designing the school masthead for the website

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School News

(posted August 24, 2014)

Our school is ranked #1 in the state of New York!

In US News’s latest list of the best high schools in the nation, HSAS was ranked #1 in New York City and New York State. We were ranked the thirty-second best high school in the nation. Congratulations to all members of the school community!

Denmark pays us a visit

Students from Denmark: paid us a visit in mid March. They spent some time in various classes, and got a chance to compare notes with their HSAS counterparts on education, health care, and politics.

This year's Moot Court Team made into the finals again: In the 2013 MENTOR city-wide Moot Court competition, the HSAS team went to the final round for the second consecutive year, but came in second in the city, bested this year by Brooklyn Tech. The photo below was taken at the Second Court of Appeals, and was judged by a panel of federal judges. A big round of congratulations to Ms. Peterson and the team!


Moot Court Finalists

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BORO SWEEP!!!

HSAS X Country had an amazing season! This last October, all squads: the Varsity, JV, and Frosh-Soph took first place in the Boro Champs! An amazing feat for a small high school!

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Congratulations to the HSAS Model UN Team for their victory at the Lab High School Model United Nations Competition last spring! Students competed in committees on topics ranging from a futuristic war to the illicit arms trade. The team took home 16 of the conference's 24 awards, including all 6 of the Best Delegate Awards. The Lab Conference was the second of the year, preceded by the Global Classrooms conference held at CCNY in February, where the team won the Secretary General's Award, and five of the six best delegate awards. We hope the team's winning streak continues, bringing them to the International Conference held in May at the United Nations.

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Bulbplantapalooza: Students from the HSAS Environmental Club have now planted over 2,000 bulbs over the last few years in front of the school. This fall, extra effort was made to plant some tulip bulbs as well. Make sure to pay a visit to the school in April or May to view the results of these student labors.

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HSAS is a member of the ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) network. The school is currently competing in thier "Biggest Loser" contest. Students are measuing energy use at the school, and looking for ways to lower our carbon footprint.

HSAS Athletics. Even though the fall sports season has come to a close, stay posted for the winter line up. Learn more about our athletic program.