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Epic High School - South

Overview written by the school: EPIC High School-South, an outgrowth of the NYC Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), provides a rigorous, culturally relevant academic program that prepares students for the demands of college and careers. EPIC's personalized approach to instruction challenges students to dream big and design their futures. It engages students in solving real-world problems and supports their individual progress and growth. EPIC High School South students graduate as informed, active citizens who are dedicated to improving their community.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 67% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 84% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 53% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.

Percentage of Students Safe: 87% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Epic High School - South
Code: Q66A
Program description: We offer a comprehensive academic program that includes specialized classes in Mathematics, Science, and Humanities.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 69
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 439
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 12
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 105
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Dance Club, Debate Team, Entrepreneurship Club, GirlsInc, Leadership and Training Club, Music Club, Podcast Club, Prom Committee, Respect Your Color club, Senior Leadership, Soccer, STEM Club, StepUP, Yearbook Club
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Indoor Track
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Cheerleading
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 382
Start time: 8:55am
End time: 3:15pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: South Ozone Park
Neighborhood: South Ozone Park

School Number: Q226
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 410
Council district: 28
Census tract: 840
BIN: 4253607
BBL: 4117140100

About Epic High School - South


Latitude: 40.675771
Longitude: -73.816938
Phone number: 718-845-1290
Fax number: 718-843-2072
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q10, Q37, Q7, Q9, QM18

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Culturally relevant practices and blended instructions with both teacher led classes and use of digital resources

Real world problem-based learning, student choice of elective courses, grade level advisory program focused on personal and social development

Mentoring, Rites of Passage (ROP) experiences, college and career counseling 9-12 grade, 9th Grade Summer Bridge Program

Variety of college-level courses and, CUNY College Now, after-school academic intervention programs

Advance Placement (AP) courses for 9-12 grade including; AP Art, AP World History, AP Statistics, AP Environmental Science, AP Language, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology

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