The High School of Applied Communication
30-20 Thomson Avenue Long Island City, NY, 11101
Main Office: (718) 389-3163 | Fax: (718) 389-3427

Principal: Michael Weinstein

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30-20 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY, 11101, 5th Floor

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Office: 718.389.3163 | Fax: 718.389.3427

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30-20 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY, 11101


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About HSAC

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.

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HSAC

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30-20 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY, 11101
Office: 718.389.3163 | Fax: 718.389.3427

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Hard Work | Persistence | Achievement

HSAC Student Handbook

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.

School Calendar

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.

NY State Exam Schedule | 2017

Students must verify the times for their exams with Ms. Demarco or the Programming Office for the testing schedule.

HSAC Students of The Month | Febuary 2017

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.

  • Jenelle Lewis Grant
  • Lindsey Flores
  • Bader Shuja
  • Jonathan Selemi
  • Mahmound Youssef
  • Autumn Brown
  • Fransheska Reyes
  • Lindsey Flores
  • Michael Torres
  • Jonathan Selemi
  • Mia Fuentes
  • Egypt Phillips
  • Christopher Naspud
  • Chiara Harris
  • Elizabeth Torres
  • Sewalak Chueain
  • Jose Ramirez
  • Angela Finnerty

High School Of Applied Communication

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.

Microsoft | Adobe | HTML5 Licensing | .5 College Credit per License

Microsoft Certification | Microsoft Office Specialist
Adobe Certification | Adobe Certified Associate
Graphic Design | Web & Print
Web Design & Development | Coding
Online Reputation Management | Professional Digital Footprint

HSAC Newsletters & Latest News High School of Applied Communication | Hot Off The Press!

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Mar 13

HSAC Welcomes Mr. Martinez

We are proud to announce Mr. Martinez as the new Parent Coordinator of the High School of Applied Communication. His new office is located in Room 521 at extension 5210.

Mar 7

Teacher of The Month

The High School of Applied Communication's nominated Teacher of the Month for February is Ms. Zarate! Congratulations, and Thank You for being so dedicated.

Jan 25

College Now 2017

Ms. Antoine from the HSAC Guidance Department provides the pathway for College Now cohort courses which assist students with college degree mapping.

Jan 10

HSAC Community Day

The HSAC celebrated its 1st Community Appreciation Day. Students, teachers, and administrators celebrated promoting comradery while recognizing our professional / academic success this year.

HSAC | Awards Night


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.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in a specific Office program. Holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than uncertified peers.

Adobe Certified Associate Certification

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities.

Website Development

Once certified in Microsoft, and Adobe Photoshop, we begin to learn HTML, & CSS. These two fundamental skillsets are what drive entry level web designers to new evolving skills. We begin Mobile Responsive Website Development.

Licensed in Microsoft Excel, Word, & PowerPoint 2013 this year!

Congratulations to Bhojraj Nyuapane!

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!

Microsoft Office Professional
Adobe Certified Associate
Graphic Design
Mobile Responisve Website Development

High School of Applied Communication | Courses

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Preparation for college mathematics regarding statistics, probability, and the advanced trigonometry function.

Earth Science

Focus on the study of earth elements such as rocks, minerals and the universe that surrounds us.

Chemistry

State Exam preparation focusing on an in-depth study of the interaction of matter along with its properties.

Physical Education

Study of physical health, exercise, aerobics, weight-lifting, and the proper body kinesthetic movements for a healthy life.

Global History I, II

An in-depth study of different regions of the world and the physical environment that surrounds them.

U.S. History

A study of demographic, geographic, cultural, and political forces that surround the United States.

Literature & Research

Focus on analyzing and interpreting literature, comparing, contrasting, and using literacy strategies to respond to text.

Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III

Culturally rich and engaging focus on dialects, regions, and pronunciation.

Government Economics

An in-depth focus on political science and the forces that shape the environments that surround them.

English

Use of electronic resources to reflect and respond to literature. We focus on the cyber world and how to respond critically.

Classic Literature

Focus on analyzing and interpreting classic literature, comparing, contrasting, and using literacy strategies to respond to text.

English Second Language (ESL)

Push in & Pull out for all core subjects and electives supporting student language development and language acquisition.

Living Environment

Study of organisms in different parts of the world and how they interact with each other in different settings.

Student Advisory

A critical look at student needs and social development. We focus on academic needs and provide resources for emotional support.

Health

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.

Special Education

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.

HSAC Program Highlights | Open Electives

Upon completing the Microsoft Office Specialist License, students begin learning graphic design and how to properly manage files. Graphic design begins with the fundamental aspects of Adobe Photoshop inside and out. We cover all topics for web and print using 13 sequential projects which are also internet-based on Youtube.com, enabling students and parents to learn anywhere at any time.
Upon completing the Graphic Design curriculum, students will start to learn coding, and mobile responsive website design. After the fundamental aspects of HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), students will create and modify their own personal websites for academic and professional endeavors. Students also then receive a license for HTML5.

Visual Art at HSAC consists of a sequenced learning set of aesthetic design skills which begins with Art History. We then have a focus on 1D, 2D, & 3D perspectives within open and closed picture planes. Traditional mediums such as paint and pastels are applied along with different sculpting mediums. Examples of student work can be seen on all the walls of our school as a visual reference to this unique curriculum.

This program provides students with the necessary information needed to apply to college. Assistance with the applications, letters of recommendation, and transcripts are covered in detail. This program enables students to get grants, scholarships, and take advantage of government incentives to save as much as possible to attain a college education and be successful in your Major or field of study.

The High School of Applied Communication
30-20 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101
Main Office: 718.389.3163 | Fax: 718.389.3427


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High School of Applied Communication Clubs | Programs | Organizations

Computer Graphics & Interactive Media Club

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.

Student Government

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.

Yearbook Club

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.

National Honor Society

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.

Senior Committee

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.

"Our House" Extra Help

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.

Always listen to the most important people!

The kids we educate are directing the future paths for those that follow.
Teach them well, and don't hold back your passion...

HSAC College Student Highlights

2016 Saladictorian

Binghamton State University of New York

Mollie F. Machado was accepted into Binghamton State University of New York from HSAC in 2016, and is set to graduate college in 2020.

SUNY New Paltz State University

Mernayaser S. Eldesouki was accepted into Suny New Paltz State University from HSAC in 2016, and is set to graduate college in 2020.

Lafayette College

Lesley S. Idrovo was accepted into Lafayette College from HSAC in 2016, and is set to graduate college in 2020.

Skidmore College

Dylan A. Torres was accepted into Skidmore College from HSAC in 2016, and is set to graduate college in 2020.

Alfred University

Andrew Cardona was accepted into Alfred University from HSAC in 2016, and is set to graduate college in 2020.

Lehman College

Lilian Martinez was accepted into Lehman College from HSAC in 2016, and is set to graduate college in 2020.

St. Joseph's College

Lizeth A. Vizhnay was accepted into St. Joseph's College from HSAC in 2016, and is set to graduate college in 2020.

The High School of Applied Communication
30-20 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101
Main Office: 718.389.3163 | Fax: 718.389.3427


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