“When I was a student at Smith High School, many years ago, we had a lot of antiquated equipment. Today, our students have access to equipment that some establishments and our industry partners do not have. The training our students receive at A. E. Smith C.T.E. High School will allow them to be on par with the industry and will help them transition easily from our school to college or the work place.” -
Rafael Guzman

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(718) 993-5000
Ever need flyers or posters for an event? How about a custom logo for your business? Well, if you live in the NYC area, you’re in luck. Here at Smith's graphics learning center we can help you do everything from create business cards to custom shirts at a fraction of the cost using state-of-the-art equipment at Alfred E. Smith CTE High School’s brand new computer graphics learning center.

Services Include:
Flyers, Banners, Posters, Business Cards,  Menus, Photography, Booklets, Postcards, Brochures, Invitations, Pins, T-shirts, Logos, Door hangers, Calendars, Newsletters, Ads ....and much more.

Partnership Opportunities
Interested in becoming a partner? Want to share your experience and resources with our students? Call to find out the benefits of becoming a Smith partner. 
Contact Rafael Guzman 
Assistant Principal C.T.E. 
at  (718) 993 - 5000
Program Description
   The Computer Graphics Technology Program at Alfred E. Smith is our newest C.T.E Program. We introduce students to the principals of design as well as providing students who are interested in a graphic design career an opportunity to enhance their skills using programs like Adobe Creative Suite.

Our computer labs consist of both Apple and Windows based desktops, a 3D Printer, Poster printers and much more. Our students at every grade level participate in national competitions including Skills U.S.A.

*All of our C.T.E. Programs collaborate with our academic teaching professionals to ensure all students receive an integrated, cohesive learning experience that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

** All students are required to maintain good academic standings to participate in  C.T.E. programs.

Area of Instruction

9th Year: Designing for Communication

 Drawing Techniques • Elements of Art
Photoshop Fundamentals and Compositing
Integrated Academic Subjects:
Earth Science, English, Writing Composition

10th Year: Designing with Photoshop
Principles of Design • 
Photoshop Drawing and Coloring Techniques 
Integrated Academic Subjects:
Global History, Earth Science, Algebra, English, Writing Composition

11th Year: A.P Studio Art: 2D Design
Advanced Photoshop Techniques • Digital Imaging  (Photography) Advanced Placement Portfolio
Integrated Academic Subjects:
American History, Algebra, English, Writing Composition

12th Year: Designing for Production
Advertising & Branding • Portfolio • Webdesign 
Integrated Academic Subjects:
Economics, Algebra, English, Writing Composition

Parsons Pre-College Scholarship Program

The Parsons Scholars program is a multi-year, need-based scholarship program for motivated New York City public school students interested in art and design study. Accepted students

participate from 10th grade through 12th grade. The program offers multiyear scholarships to New York City public high school students.

    Parsons Scholars have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of studio subjects in the Pre-College Academy and Summer Intensive Studies programs, where they acquire skills and knowledge that will help them gain admission to and succeed in colleges of art and design. In addition to taking classes, students participate in workshops and field trips to gain exposure to art and design fields. Students earn college credit and a Pre-College Certificate from Parsons upon successful completion of the Parsons Scholars program.

Work-Based Learning Program
                      "Training the Future of Graphic Design " 

Youth Apprenticeship

Students and employers agree on a long-term plan of accumulating 2000 hours of on the job training at a participating print shop or marketing firm.

 Cooperative Education

Students are released early from school to work part-time in a paid position of their related interest outside the school. Students must attend both academic and C.T.E. courses during the remainder of the day.


Short-term placement in an industry directly related to the student's program of study. 

Job Shadowing

Students "shadow" an employee at a workplace to learn about a particular occupation or industry. This assists students in refining their career objectives.


Congratulation's to 
12th Grade Miguel Puello 
who won Runner UP in the 2017 NYC High School Directory Cover Design

1ST place in T-shirt Design
Miguel Puello 12th Grade

1st Place in NYC Pin Design
Kevin Browne 11th Grade

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Students at Alfred E. Smith's new graphics program came in first place for the 2013 NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Teens Staying Healthy and safe Poster and Calendar Contest.

Parsons Pre-College Program

         #        Grade      Location
          1           11        Parsons College
           2           12        Parsons College

Student Internships 2019

          #        Grade   Location

      1          11      Pro Printing NY
      1          12      National Advertising 
      8          12      FDNY Fleet Services
      3          12      Chrysler Riverdale
      1          11       Lexus Manhattan
      1          11       Dept. of Transportation
      2          11       DCAS 
      8          11       NYPD
      2          10       GLB Towing
      2          11       La Sorsa Auto
      3          11       MTA
      3          11       Balbuena Graphics