Winter Holiday Vacation

The last day of school before Winter Vacation is FRIDAY. We return to school on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. There will be a special Friday schedule, with the Talent Show  READ MORE >

Compost for a Cookie Contest Comes to a Close

With over 100 pounds of compost collected, the bins next to the school garden are bursting.  The class that brought in the most compost by weight will be announced on  READ MORE >

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 >

Girls Who Code is Back!

May 25, 2018

This club meets once a week to work on creating web pages and other content that involves coding.  Advisor:  Tempestt Taylor

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School News

Ms. Taylor is Honored by Sloan Foundation

On December 11, HSAS Math teacher Tempestt Taylor was recognized for her excellence in teaching.  She was one of seven recipients to receive the Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching  READ MORE >

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 >