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International High School for Health Sciences

Overview written by the school: We offer English Language Learners who are new to the country an opportunity to develop skills necessary to pursue college and careers in healthcare. Classes focus on reading, writing, and communicating in English while also providing opportunities to maintain students' native languages. We give our students experiences in local healthcare settings before they graduate. Students gain practical skills including CPR and first aid, explore careers through 11th grade internships at local medical centers, and take early college coursework with our university partners. These hands-on opportunities both provide a context for language acquisition and allow students to use their native language as an asset in their service to the community.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 54% (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: 87% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 86% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 40% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86% 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: International High School for Health Sciences
Code: Q63A
Program description: A CTE elective sequence for students interested in health careers that includes coursework in anatomy, biotechnology, career exploration, internship and clinical medical assisting.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Screened: Language

Seats 9 GE: 69
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 477
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 12
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 50
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4
Eligibility: Open only to New York City residents living in the United States four years or fewer who are English Language Learners per New York City Department of Education guidelines scoring at the Entering, Emerging, or Transitioning levels on the NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, or LAB-R.

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


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): AM Help, Anime, Arts Club, Arts Magazine, Astronomy, Film Club, Fitness Club, French Heritage Language Program, Gardening Club, Online Course Support, Peer Tutoring, PM Help, Portfolio Mentoring, SAT Prep, Saturday Math Academy, Science Club, Sports Club, Student Government, Tech/Media 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: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, 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: Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, 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: Cricket
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Soccer, Track/Cross Country
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 273
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:00pm

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

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

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Elmhurst
Neighborhood: Elmhurst
Campus name: Newtown Educational Campus
School Number: Q455
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 404
Council district: 25
Census tract: 461
BIN: 4045629
BBL: 4018490001

About International High School for Health Sciences


Address: 48-01 90TH STREET, ELMHURST NY 11373
Latitude: 40.741122
Longitude: -73.874721
Phone number: 718-595-8600
Fax number: 718-595-8605
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: M, R to Grand Ave-Newtown
Bus lines near the school: Q11, Q21, Q29, Q38, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, Q58, Q59, Q60, Q72, Q88, QM10, QM11, QM40

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IHS-HS administers Portfolio Assessments for core courses alongside Math and ELA Regents.

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

Extended class periods, small class sizes, project-based instruction, emphasis on collaborative coursework

Medical career focus, team setting, advisory courses, internships, early college programs

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