Welcome to High School of Applied Communication!

Daniel Shin, Principal

Eduardo Alarcon, Assistant Principal

  Selina Yuen, Assistant Principal

Thank you for visiting our official school website!

We are proud to serve our diverse learning community and are committed to providing all members with a safe and supportive environment that meets their unique needs. 

Our mission is to provide its community members with equity and access to the knowledge, skills, and resources critical to becoming future leaders and influencers. 

This will be our primary community resource for the latest updates related to all things HSAC for the 2023-2024 academic year.


Summer School 2024

HSAC students attending summer school will report to the Academy of Finance and Enterprise (AoFE) located on the Fourth Floor of our building.

Summer school begins on Wednesday, July 10, at 8:00 AM for all registered students. The last day of summer school is Friday, August 16.

For questions about summer school, contact AoFE's main office at 718-389-3623. 

Please see the image below containing essential dates for state exams occurring in August.

August 2024 Regents

PSAL Summer 2024

The Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) High School Summer Sports, Fitness, and Recreation program will provide comprehensive athletic training, fitness and conditioning, and sports-specific skill development for students at various high school sites in all five boroughs.

The program will run daily from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning Wednesday, July 10, and ending Thursday, August 13, 2024.

To provide students with more choices of sports/activities, there will be Two (2) Sessions:

  •  Session 1: Wednesday, July 10 - Thursday, July 25
  •  Session 2: Monday, July 29 - Tuesday, August 13

The PSAL High School Summer Sports, Fitness, and Recreation program will be open to all NYC students entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2024.

A student need NOT attend the school to participate in a PSAL High School Summer Sports, Fitness, and Recreation Program at a particular site.

PSAL Website – List of PSAL High School Summer Sports, Fitness, and Recreation Program


PSAL Sites Summer 2024

Applicant Registration


PSAL Registration Summer 2024

Additional Resources

Please click on the links below to access the official NYC DOE resources.

Official NYC DOE Homepage

NYC DOE's Messages to Families

NYC Schools Accounts (Grades, Attendance, and Messaging Tool)

If you have any questions about these resources, please get in touch with the main office at 718-389-3163.


Lunch Forms

Attention Students and Parents: Lunch is now free for all students in NYC Public Schools. However, for our school to receive continued funding to sustain instructional programs, supplies, and staffing (including fee waivers such as College Board AP Exams), all parents, regardless of income, must complete an online School Meals Form. This information can be found in the "School Meals Program" section on our website.


Technical Support

For step-by-step directions to our virtual school, please click here.

If you are experiencing technical issues or need a password reset, please contact the individuals below for application-specific support.

Microsoft Teams: Mr. Sutanto, [email protected]

NYC Schools Accounts: Ms. Gonzalez, [email protected].


HSAC Essentials

We require our HSAC student community to download and use the following Microsoft applications.

Microsoft (MS) Teams

Access to Teams

MS Teams is our school’s primary communication tool, as well as our main virtual learning platform. Please make sure to explore MS Teams to get more comfortable navigating our virtual school.

To download this application, please click on the link here or scan the QR code.



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Microsoft Outlook


Outlook is our school’s email client. Important information related to classes (i.e., files, class updates, general school information, etc.) or special events within the school are created and shared in Outlook. We expect all students to check their  email regularly.

To download this application, please click on the link here or scan the QR code.

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Upcoming Events

No events available.

NYC DOE Updates