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International High School at LaGuardia Community College

Overview written by the school: We are a small, multicultural high school on the campus of LaGuardia Community College. All of our students are new to the country. We focus on English language development. Our teachers collaborate on interdisciplinary teams. We prepare English Language Learners for success in college and careers. Students develop their academic and English skills by completing individual and group projects. Students present portfolios for graduation and are able to stay for a free year of college as part of our Early College Program after they complete their high school graduation requirements within four years. While in the Early College Program, we provide students with academic support classes to ensure their success in college.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 81% (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: 92.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 98.000002% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 79.000002% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 99.000001% 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 at LaGuardia Community College
Code: Q27J
Program description: Students work on projects in all classes that align to our graduation portfolio rubrics. In all classes, students learn English and build research, writing, and presentation skills through their project work. All students complete a native language project each year as well, to strengthen their native language skills. Classes are small, usually 25 students, and students work together in groups in each class.
Interest: Project-Based Learning
Method: Screened: Language

Seats 9 GE: 100
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 628
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 95
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5
Eligibility: Open only to New York City residents living in the continental United States four years or fewer who currently identify as 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: 1


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): After-School Tutoring, Art, Sports, Computer Lab, Cultural Clubs, Dance, Garden Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), International Food Festival, LaGuardia Community College Classes and Gym Facilities, Liberty Partnership, Music Club, Newspaper, Photography, SAT Prep, Saturday Literacy Explorers Program, Student Government, Theater Program, YMCA for After-School Sports, College Trips
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, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
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, Golf, 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: Golf
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Soccer, Ping Pong, Badminton
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 519
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:00pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Albanian, American Sign Language, Arabic, Bengali, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish

Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Early College,Extended Day Program,Health Center,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs
Bbat: 1
International: 1

Earlycollege: 1

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

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Hunters Point-Sunnyside-West Maspeth
Neighborhood: Hunters Point-Sunnyside
Campus name: Middle College Educational Campus
School Number: Q520
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 402
Council district: 26
Census tract: 179
BIN: 4003442
BBL: 4002490001

About International High School at LaGuardia Community College


Address: 45-35 Van Dam Street, Long Island City NY 11101 (40.743253,-73.933316)
Latitude: 40.744412
Longitude: -73.93364
Phone number: 718-392-3433
Fax number: 718-392-3443
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 7 to 33rd St-Rawson St; E, M, R to Queens Plaza
Bus lines near the school: B24, B62, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q67

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Academic opportunities: 

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

English instruction in all content classes with native language support; students grouped in small interdisciplinary learning communities

Early College Program option to remain a fifth year and earn a free Associate's degree from LaGuardia Community College

Tuition-free college courses including Math, Science, English, History, Psychology, Sociology, Art, Music, native language classes and more

Internship program in the 11th and 12th grades

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