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Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

Overview written by the school: Queens High School for the Sciences at York College is dedicated to preparing students for college and career by providing them with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes the sciences and mathematics. The school philosophy is to educate the 'whole child.' In addition to emphasis on academics, there is a strong focus on the liberal arts and on the development of student interpersonal, intrapersonal, collaborative, and communication skills. Ultimately, we believe that through academic preparation and emphasis on the soft skills, students will become lifelong learners and independent thinker and make tremendous contributions to our society.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 100% (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: 100% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 0% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 100% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 100% 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: Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
Code: Q00S
Program description: Admission to this Specialized High School is based solely on the score earned on the Specialized High Schools Admission Test (SHSAT). Students should speak to their school counselors in the Fall to register for the SHSAT.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Test

Eligibility: Open only to New York City residents who take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)

Seats 10: 1

Activities

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): ADL No Place For Hate, Amnesty International, Anime Club, AuGust (K-POP Club), Chess Club, Dance Club, Digital Photography Club, Drama Club, Key Club ,Make a Wish Club, Model UN, Modern Ink, More Medics Club, Muslim Student Association (MSA), Music Performance Club, QHSS Alchemists, Science Club, Seekers, Sigma Sorority, Veritas Literary Magazine, Vietnam Veterans of America, eSports Club & Game Lounge Club, Mahjong Club, Gender-Sexuality Alliance, Red Cross, Robotics, Black Student Union, QHSS Cyber, Coding Club, Student Government Organization, ARISTA, Debate 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: Bowling, Handball, Swimming, Tennis
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Bowling
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): Handball, Swimming, Tennis, Bowling
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 480
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:18pm
Grades 2020: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP World History: Modern, AP Chemistry, AP Psychology, AP Human Geography, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP United States History, AP Statistics
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available

Specialized: 1

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

More info

Borough: Q
NTA: Jamaica
Neighborhood: Jamaica

School Number: Q774

Community board: 412
Council district: 27
Census tract: 246
BIN: 4215611
BBL: 4100990052

About Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

Contacts

Address: 94-50 159th Street, Jamaica NY 11433 (40.700884,-73.798364)
Latitude: 40.701049
Longitude: -73.798151
Phone number: 718-657-3181
Fax number: 718-657-2579
School email: [email protected]
Website: qhss.org
Subway lines near the school: E, J, Z to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer
Bus lines near the school: Q1, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, Q114, Q17, Q2, Q20A, Q20B, Q24, Q25, Q3, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q4, Q40, Q41, Q42, Q43, Q44-SBS, Q5, Q54, Q56, Q6, Q60, Q65, Q76, Q8, Q83, Q84, Q85, Q9, X64

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District Borough Number: 
28Q687
Academic opportunities: 

AP courses: Biology, Calculus AB/BC, Chemistry, Chinese, English Lang. and Composition, Environmental Sci., Physics C, Spanish, US/World History

Students have the opportunity to enter science, mathematics, and technology competitions at the city, state, and national levels

CUNY College Now in Biology, Sociology, Health Services, Nutrition and Health, Pre-Calculus, and Psychology. Course offerings vary from year to year.

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