H.S.G.C.A is the best school in New York city. I make a right decision when I picked Graphics as my school .I'm consider myself a lucky fella for be part of the school history .My mates and I we're learning visual arts, filmmaking/ film& Video production,animation .In Graphics every student receives the most challenging academic and art enrichment programs possible to archive our success. The school mission is to provide opportunity to become entrepreneur .I love my school. Stanley Nallem
While I was a student there it was call High School of Printing, I'm talking over 30 years ago. The school then was maintained very well by the staff/faculty. These days there is a lot of challenges affecting the students and staff. I believe it will improve sooner than later. I loved my school. I became a responsible man through them.
This school is just horrible! There are metal detectors, no phones are allowed in school; it feels like a prison. Correction: it is. Students here are disrespectful; there would be cursing in classes. Immaturity; the escalators are barely working half of the time thanks to the students here and I saw three pregnant girls in the school. As a student here now, I recommend you NOT to come here. It's on the borderline of shutting down and the school is doing terrible with the student body. I don't like it one bit and I'm glad I'm transferring out of here.
I am student currently attending this school, I want to get out,students talk through test,they disrespect the teachers by cursing to them or throwing paper.This school has metal detectors, everyday I pass through the metal detectors I ring, then I have to go to the table to get searched and they never find anything!One day I was posting up photos when a security guard looked at photo of a boy and said 'That's gay'.My mouth dropped,and the kids at this school are so immature,there is not one day that you don't see a pregnant teen,or students walking into classes and having conversation's with the teacher during a lesson .I made a huge mistake going to this school DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL.Also this school is in danger of shutting down,and the principals resolution was to pass every student that just attends each class.
I find Graphics to be an excellent school, there could be more parent involvement; the principal and the teachers are highly qualified and truly dedicated to the student body. I am on the School Leadership Team , we could use you. Now parents make sure you do not let your kids fall by the waste side, they need you more now then ever. Join the Parent Teacher Association.
This review is many years late but I hope it provides hope for some. I graduated from the school over 25 years ago when it was known as the NY School of Printing. Since then I went on to college and graduate school and now work in Asia for a US investment bank. During my four years at 'Printing' I commuted from Queens. There was plenty of temptation on the West side of NYC during the 70's. There were drugs and gangs near and around the school and the gritty and dirty Broadway was nearby. But then as now, I think the dedication of the teachers and the support of family and the business community is what will continue to allow opportunities for other 'kids from Queens' (or Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan etc.) to move on to bigger dreams. Thank you for helping me make my dreams come true.
I was a former graduate of Graphics and it was an experience. The school went through many changes and none of them were for the best for the students or faculty. However, we had very dedicated teachers who ignored the ignorance that went on throughout the school. The safety of the school seemed to be the main focus of the principal s instead of the academic setting we were placed in. The students did as they wanted and did not focus on what was being taught in the school. As an overall, my school experience at Graphics was one of the worse, the only thing I will remember are my wonderful teachers who taught me what I went to college knowing. Class of 2001!