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School History

The A. Philip Randolph Campus High School (APRCHS) is a public screened secondary school. Students are admitted through a screened process by which the most qualified applicants are offered a seat in one of three competitive academic academies: Humanities, Medicine, and Engineering.

APRCHS is located in Harlem, on the City College of New York (CCNY) campus. APRCHS occupies a landmark building formerly occupied by The High School of Music & Art. The school was established in 1979 as an educational collaboration between the Board of Education and CCNY. APRCHS was originally located in Goethals Hall which is currently a CCNY lecture building on 140th street and Amsterdam Avenue. APRCHS was located in Goethals Hall from 1979 – 1983. APRCHS moved to its current location in September 1984 when The High School for Music and Art was closed and conflated with another performing arts school to become LaGuardia High School.

APRCHS is open to all New York City residents, and more than 90% of its graduates attend college. Its daily attendance rate is 90 percent or better throughout the year. The students may take advanced placement (AP) courses as well as college courses at CCNY and Touro College. Many APRCHS students elect to earn free college credits while attending high school.