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High School of American Studies (HSAS) at Lehman College
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9. High School of American Studies (HSAS) at Lehman College

The 32nd leading high school in the United States and first in the State of New York, as rated by U.S. News, the High School of American Studies (HSAS) at Lehman College, specializes in American history, while offering AP courses in English, calculus, and chemistry as well. HSAS is one of several high schools in New York City that works in collaboration with a city college, while preparing the approximately 371 students for their entrance into college after graduation.

The history program at HSAS not only features academics, but supplements students’ educational experience through visits to historical sites, seminars with guest speakers, and through development of student’s own research projects.

Students have an opportunity to soak in American History with a full six semesters of American History, as well as with AP courses in US History and World History, as described by Inside Schools, and in AP courses such as English, calculus, and chemistry.

Business Insider ranks the High School of American Studies at Lehman College, Bedford Park, Bronx as the third highest ranking high school in New York City. Test scores indicate 100% proficiency in math at HSAS, according to U.S. News, and classrooms are relatively small with a student–teacher ratio that stands at 15 to 1.

One of the eight Specialized High Schools in New York City, admission is also determined by high scoring on the SHSAT. In addition to partnering with York College, the High School also collaborates with Mount Sinai Research and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Specially developed programs at HSAS include Project Lead The Way – Pre-Engineering, Design & Drawing for Production, Digital Electronics, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Bio-Medical Engineering, Engineering Design and Development, and the Mount Sinai Science Research Program. The High School also maintains partnerships with the Cultural Organization, Harlem IS, Community Works.

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