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Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights

Overview written by the school: The Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights is a New York Performance Standards Consortium school that prepares students for college and career through a challenging and rich curriculum. The school meets individual learning needs by tapping into our students' passions. Students take their learning beyond the classroom by collaboratively solving problems and completing labs based on the realities of emergency medicine, nursing and hospital care. Selected students participate in training exercises at Northwell Health's Center for Learning and Innovation, complete rotations on an ambulance or in a long-term care facility, and earn CTE certification in Emergency Medical Services.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 90% (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: 88% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 80% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 58% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
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: Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights
Code: Q59A
Program description: In addition to four years of English, social studies, mathematics, and science, students may be selected into the highly competitive EMT-B or Pre-Nursing courses. To earn NYS EMT-B certification, students must pass all of their required classes, the NYS Health Occupations Core Curriculum, and the EMT-B exam to be certified. For EMT-B only, students must be 18 by May of their senior year to be eligible.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 92
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 474
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 56
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

Seats 10: Yes
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): Art, Cross Island YMCA Leaders Club, Dance, Fairness Committee, Generation Citizen, IHPCH Voices-Journalism, Junior State of America, National Honor Society, Photography, ROSE, Service Learning Program, Step Team, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Teens Take the City
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, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
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): Swimming
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 413
Start time: 8:47am
End time: 3:29pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French

Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Uniform; Weekend Programs
Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Cambria Heights
Neighborhood: Cambria Heights
Campus name: Campus Magnet Educational Campus
School Number: Q490
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 413
Council district: 27
Census tract: 53401
BIN: 4238003
BBL: 4110490001

About Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights


Address: 207- 01 116TH AVENUE, CAMBRIA HEIGHTS NY 11411
Latitude: 40.697819
Longitude: -73.745728
Phone number: 718-723-7301
Fax number: 718-723-7306
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64

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Students complete Performance-based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) as a replacement for some Regents Exams.

Advisory ensures that every student and their family is known well by the staff.

Students take college courses (Computer Science, Pre-Calculus, Psychology, Sociology) at York College through the College Now program.

The school is partnered with the Northwell Health, Hofstra University, and the National Academy Foundation.

CTE program(s): EMT Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance), Nursing Assistant

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