These rare schools see benefits of combining AP classes with vocational training
April 11, 2018
"At ACTvF, officials have found success with a more holistic approach to integrating academic achievement with career training. With a school population that reflects the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of New York City, ACTvF graduates 98 percent of its seniors (the citywide average is 71 percent), with 88 percent of those graduates continuing on to postsecondary education. The curriculum is centered around film and TV production but also includes a slate of six AP classes. By design, students spend as much of their time involved in production projects as they do in their academic classrooms. For the school, developing skills like communication, collaboration and problem-solving is an ethos that permeates almost every task students encounter."
How we ranked the top New York City high schools
October 3rd, 2017
"This school’s purpose is in its name — to prepare students for careers in movie and television production. The Academy utilizes small class sizes to provide individualized support and extensive career mentoring to young film makers."
The top career and technical schools in NYC
September 17th, 2016
"A school that doubles as a mini movie studio gives students hands-on experience."
Research Firm Shares Latest Results of Study on Small High Schools
October 16th, 2014
“[TvF] is among the most successful of the 650 new small schools the city has opened since 2002. The latest results of an ongoing study suggest new small schools are better serving students on the whole."
Scarves for Zoë’ Facebook page started for Glendale teen with cancer
October 13th, 2014
“She currently attends the Academy for Careers in Television and Film, and draws comics and writes her own stories about the drawings in her spare time."
In Wake of New Union Contract, 62 Schools Approved to ‘Break the Rules’
July 7th, 2014
“When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city and the teachers union had agreed on a new contract two months ago, he promised that one provision would let schools [including Academy for Careers in Television and Film] 'reinvent themselves.'”
Mountain Bike Racing Is Drawing Young Riders
May 23rd, 2014
"Ben Martinez, 16, a junior at the Academy for Careers in Television and Film in Long Island City, Queens, added, “When I tell people at school I’m on the mountain bike team they either think I’m insane or really cool."
Exposing the Hypocrisies of the New York Liberal
May 4th, 2014
Two short films made by New York City teenagers, shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, help shed light on quiet biases.
Challenging Traditional Expectations
February 24th, 2014
“[Academy for Careers in Television and Film] particularly stand out within the peer index comparison...At the slightly higher end of the peer index groups, between 2.30 and 2.37, the average graduation rate is 80 percent, but the Academy for Careers in Television and Film far
exceeds that, with 96.2 percent of its first cohort of students having graduated.”
Schools of the 21st Century: Hunter’s Point Campus
“When the Academy for Careers in Television & Film (TvF) learned it would be one of three schools coming into a brand-new facility with spectacular views of Manhattan, both students and staff felt as if they had won the lottery”
Film Good/Do Good: Public High School Trains Next Generation of Filmmakers
November 18th, 2013
“Public High School Trains Next Generation of Filmmakers”
First Day Of City Public School Greeted With Changes For Upcoming Year
September 9th, 2013
“On the roof of the Academy for Careers in Television and Film, students shot a scene as Chancellor Walcott played a starring role.”
May 30th, 2013
"Film teacher at Long Island City school helps students get the picture."
Excitement and Jitters on the First Day of School
September 9th, 2013
“Sophomores at the Academy for Careers in Television and Film speak with Dennis Walcott, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, at an outdoor terrace of their newly-constructed school in Long Island City, Queens.”
Lights, Camera, Internship!
May 5th, 2013
“Among the city’s 30 career and technical high schools created since the late 1990s, Academy for Careers in Television and Film is the first in the city to arrange internships in movie and television production.”
With Future Murky, Bloomberg Celebrates His Last New Schools
April 2th, 2013
“When I enter college, I know I will have communication skills beyond that of an average teenager,” said Camille Sanchez, a senior at the Academy for Careers in Television and Film, an existing CTE school. She said those skills came in large part from learning how to direct films.
Tutoring and Attendance? There’s an App for That
April 29th, 2012
“Principal Mark Dunetz vowed to streamline some of the things that make most schools inefficient when he opened the Academy for Careers in Television.”
A Queens School Finds Opportunity in Google’s Education Apps
December 21th, 2011
“Principals want to chart school expenditures? There’s a Google App for that. Teachers want to collaborate on curriculum? Students want to vote on the colors of their cap and gown? There are Google Apps for that, too. The Academy for Careers in Television and Film is making use of all of them.”
Google Case Study: Academy for Careers in Television and Film unifies school community and increases operational efficiency with Google App
“Academy for Careers in Television and Film unifies school community and increases operational efficiency with Google Apps“