Compost for a Cookie Contest

The four grades of HSAS will get to compete against each other for a big serving of home baked cookies.  The class to bring in the most compost, by weight,  READ MORE >

Mock Trial Team

Attention all ninth-graders! There will be an informational session about try-outs for the Mock Trial Team on MONDAY, after school, in Room 127. If you think you might be interested,  READ MORE >

Winter Holiday Vacation is Coming!

The last day of school before Winter Vacation is Friday, December 21. We return to school on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Winter Running Club is Back!

May 20, 2018

The High School of American Studies Winter Running Club meets on Mondays and Thursdays from December to March.  Any student that has turned in a medical for Cross Country or  READ MORE >

Writing Contests

Do you have a really good poem that you want to share?  Why not enter it in a contest?  Right now there are a handful of writing contests open to  READ MORE >

School News

Rachel Brodman Wins Prediction Contest

Look out Nate Cohn!  Rachel Brodman predicted that Democrats would gain 38 seats in the House and lose two seats in the Senate.  Not only off by a small margin  READ MORE >

Remembering Chancellor Harold Levy

We are very sorry to announce that Harold Levy, the former Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education, has passed away. In 2002, Mr. Levy opened our school,  READ MORE >

NYC Transportation Commissioner Visits Gov classes

Polly Trottenberg, NYC Transportation Commissioner and Board Member of the MTA, visited two Government classes in mid-November.  After making a presentation on the various issues her department is wrestling with  READ MORE >

Grammar Police Snare multiple students at HSAS

Yes, some of these students still don’t know the proper placement of a verb in a sentence.  Even worse, some students have a tendency to use the word ‘like’ way  READ MORE >

Last gasp of summer

As NYC got hit with the first snow storm of the season in mid-November, a lone Mount Shasta Daisy in the HSAS garden made it clear it was not yielding  READ MORE >