Principal Kayode Ayetiwa of the Humanities and the Arts High School in the Campus Magnet Complex, Cambria Heights, has announced that the school has introduced a new Computer IT and Fiber Optics Engineering course, which is being taught by Mr. Bryan Deo. When the students complete the class they will receive a Certiport IC3 and Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate. The photo shows Mr. Deo with his students in their basement computer lab after a class

Principal Ayetiwa also introduced a cosmetology and barbering course. The teacher, Ms. Shaquana Caple, left, is shown in her classroom. Students who complete this course with 300 hours of coursework, are 17 years of age and pass a New York State test will receive a New York State license in their respective field.

Graduation rates at HAHS have increased by 15 percent in Principal Ayetiwa’s first year and rose again this past school year, an additional two percent. This totals a graduation rate growth of about 17 percent in two years.

To expand the academic offerings of the school, additional Advance Placement courses are offered, and additional college institutions have partnered with HAHS. Students can now earn up to 30 college credits by graduation. 

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