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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

Basketball Season has begun!: Come cheer on the Senators this winter! For the Boy's Team, the next home game will be against Grace Dodge on December 13, and the Girl's Team will face off against RKA on December 6. All home games are held in the Old Gym.


HSAS in motion at the Old Gym this November

Report Cards: Report Cards were distributed Wednesday, November 23.

Compost for a Cookie: Seniors contriubted the most food scraps this year entitling them to an amazing array of homemade cookies. Right behind the seniors were the 10th graders, with 9th graders in third, and 11th graders a few pounds behind the freshmen. Overall, about 400 pounds of compost was collected. A big round of applause to all the students willing to come to school with bags of stinky garbage, leaves, and giant pumpkins.

Latest Rankings: HSAS, for the third year running, is ranked as one of the top high schools in the nation, according to US & News Report. Not only listed as the top high school in the state, HSAS is now considered the fifteenth best high school in the nation.

View the 2016 Senior Movie shown at graduation. This movie was created by Daniel Garcia, Maureen Wang, and Thomas Cheng.

 

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 2016-17

View the School Calendar for 2016-17

View college acceptances for the class of 2016

View Testing Schedule

Cell Phone Policy

View the HSAS Virtual Library

Class of 2017 College Application Procedures

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

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

Learn more about our athletic program.

 
 

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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 December 2, 2016)

HSAS Staff Takes a Stand Against Hate

In response to the increased violence and bigotry in the weeks since the presidential election, the UFT called upon every school to launch a series of actions, starting November 21, to defend our communities and schools and affirm our values against hate. HSAS teachers made signs and made their feelings known in the hallway last week.

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AP Environmental Science braves the stink

Ms. Walsh's AP Environmental Science Class visited the South Yonkers Sewage Treatment plant this fall. Students were able to view the sewage process from entry to final release. Happily, students emerged from this visit unscathed.

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Pestopalooza, 2016

Students at HSAS continued with the annual tradition of making pesto from the basil growing the school garden. Over 70 bags of pesto sold out in minutes, and all proceeds go toward improvements in the school garden.

 

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X Country Boro Champs:

It was a great day for the Girl's Team: Varsity came in first, and the JV Team was second. The Boy's Varsity and JV teams both came in Third Place.


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HSAS pays its respects to Lehman Prez

Ricardo Fernandez, President oollege will soon be retiring. HSAS proudly hosted him at the school on April 6, and awarded him an honorary diploma. It was noted at this ceremony that President Fernandez is one of the true founders of the school. More than fifteen years ago, he was one of the early advocates calling for a high school to be located on the campus, that would forge strong connections with the college. Also present at the ceremony was Sandra Lerner, Deputy to the President for High School and Educational Initiatives.

Ricardo Fernandez, Mr. Weiss, Sandra Lerner (l-r)

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State Legislators Teach Gov classes at HSAS

State Senator Jeffrey Klein and State Assemblyman Jeffery Dinowitz both came by to discuss the nature of campaigning, the Electoral College process, and the latest on what is playing out in New York state governenment, with Government classes this December. Thanks to these visits, these two have found ways to get us funding to fix our moveable walls in Rooms 104-8, and help us purchase new computer carts.

 

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Denmark drops in for a visit!

High School students from Aarhus, Denmark paid our school a visit last winter. This was a great opportunity for HSAS students and their Danish counterparts to compare notes on lots of issues, ranging from the cost of college to current politics.

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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.