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High School in the Spotlight: Lexington School for the Deaf


Based on user demand, BWW is taking our commitment to arts education one step further with the launch of the BWW Student Center - High School Edition. This directory features upcoming show listings for more than 1500 high schools nationwide with more being added each week. Schools can register for 'enhanced' listings on the site - adding in photos, cast lists, videos, links and more. Productions that take advantage of this will receive highlights on our listing pages, extra editorial mentions and potential spotlight features.

And just like we do with our College Center, each week BWW will be selecting a high-school program and featuring it as our 'School in the Spotlight: High-School Edition'. 

-- BWW Student Center Readers: What do you want to see in 2012-2013? Have your say here!

Today, BWW is thrilled to shine its spotlight on The Lexington School for the Deaf in Jackson Heights, New York!

Founded in 1865, The Lexington School is the largest school for deaf students in New York State with over 350 students in attendance, 140 of those enrolled in grades 9-12. Lexington seeks to provide exemplary education, service and serve as a research facility for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The school's mission is to "Educate deaf students to become literate, reflective, independent thinking persons with the confidence and tools necessary to contribute to society." Through an engaging curriculum, students are given guidance and skills required to continue on to higher education, job training, or work placements.

The school has an active Drama Club which produces high school drama productions. Up next, the club will present Brad Slaight's CLASS ACTION, helmed by Drama Club Director Jared Lopatin. The production features a series of high-school vignettes and explores such topics as relationships, illness, bullying, alcohol, gossip, prom, and graduation. Funny, sad, and serious with just a dash of poignant, this show is a fantastic romp through the crazy world of the teenager. CLASS ACTION will be performed in American Sign Language with voice-interpreters.

The show plays on Friday, June 1st, at 7pm at 2626 75th Street East in Elmhurst, NY. Tickets are $5.00 for Students w/ID and $8 for Adults. Tickets are available online and can be purchased by clicking here.

To learn more about Lexington, click here or visit their Facebook page here

Congratulations to students and teachers at Lexington for earning this week's High School in the Spotlight mention!

If you would like to be considered for a School in the Spolight: High School Edition or have questions/concerns/suggestions related to BWW's student center, please contact


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