Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports
Take the 2/4/5 to 149th street Grand Concourse
Walk 4 blocks north on Grand Concourse
Turn right on 153rd street
School is on the right
About Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports
Founded in 2002, the Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports infuses education with the energy and enthusiasm that sports inspire in many youth. Its rigorous college preparatory curriculum leverages the connections between athletics and academics, including how sports have reflected the progress of the civil rights and women's rights movements, and how athletic excellence illuminates and tests the limits of human physiology. UASCS instills the ambition, discipline and skills necessary to succeed in careers such as marketing, management, law, medicine, journalism and broadcasting.
Although its name suggests a curriculum built around athletics, The Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports also provides a strong general education, with classes taught by gifted teachers adept at keeping kids' attention. The school is heavily male; 85 percent of the students are boys. Students continually strive:
- to prepare for successes in life;
- to respect themselves, their community, and their surroundings;
- to have pride in their own accomplishments, and in the accomplishments of their peers;
- to develop a work ethic that leads to competence and success in their chosen career;
- to listen to and value the opinions and thoughts of others;
- to develop and exercise their own voice in order to be heard throughout life;
- to welcome and confront challenge;
- to become someone who values education, personal integrity, good citizenship, teamwork, compassion, and love of family.
Students of The Academy for Careers in Sports will be guided by the understanding that every individual action in the classroom, the hallways, the playing fields, and outside of school will eventually shape their destiny.
- The sports theme is brought into all subjects. To expose students to the professional possibilities in athletics, the school requires 9th and 11th graders to take classes where they learn about various sports careers. Seniors are expected to complete internships, which may include working as a bat boy for the Yankees or assisting a Bronx City Council member.
- Careers in Sports is iMentor’s biggest partner site with over 300 pairs.
- Careers in Sports offers 18 different sports teams.
- The summer before their senior year, students attend a College Summit trip, where they spend four days together working hard and learning about the college process.
- Each year a Careers in Sports senior is selected bat boy for the New York Yankees.
- During the spring, select Careers in Sports students compete in the National Youth Physical Fitness competition in San Diego.
- Students must perform 50 hours of community service by graduation.