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World Journalism Preparatory: A College Board School

Overview written by the school: At World Journalism Preparatory School (WJPS), journalism is a tool used to share learning and practice the habits of critical thinking in regard to citizenship and democracy. Student publications include an award winning school newspaper, news broadcast program, and yearbook. Opportunities to be immersed in journalism exist through fieldwork, creative projects, performances and interviews. Students visit television networks, newspapers, publishers and colleges. WJPS also offers many opportunities for students to earn college credit before graduating from high school.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 96% (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% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 48% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 92% 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: World Journalism Preparatory
Code: Q85A
Program description: Journalism engages students across all subjects as they learn to focus on taking in information, analyzing it and processing it. These reading, writing and problem solving skills are essential for success in college. After learning basic journalism skills, students choose a specialty in newspaper, broadcast, yearbook or magazine writing and production while they follow a traditional schedule of classes.
Interest: Communications
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 26
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 458
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 18
Seats 9 SWD: 5
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 73
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 15

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Open to New York City residents

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

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): Art Club, Broadcast, Debate Club, Do Something Club, Environmental Club, Fashion Club, Greek Club, GSA Club, Key Club, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Music Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Student Newspaper, Town Hall, Video Game Club, Yearbook
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, Fencing, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, 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, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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): Intramural Sports
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 582
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:20pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Macroeconomics, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Uniform

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Auburndale
Neighborhood: Auburndale

School Number: Q025
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 411
Council district: 19
Census tract: 1139
BIN: 4119139
BBL: 4052610001

About World Journalism Preparatory: A College Board School

Contacts

Address: 34-65 192ND STREET, FLUSHING NY 11358
Latitude: 40.765133
Longitude: -73.790083
Phone number: 718-461-2219
Fax number: 718-461-2633
School email: [email protected]
Website: www.wjps.org
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q12, Q13, Q16, Q28, Q31, Q76, QM3

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District Borough Number: 
25Q285
Academic opportunities: 

iLearnNYC, a program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning; CUNY College Now at QCC and Queens College; Advanced Placement Courses

Four years of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies courses

Advisory program supports social and emotional learning and provides college and career readiness. Portfolios of student work teach self reflection.

Pupil Path and Naviance online systems help students and parents/guardians keep track of student progress and stay in touch with teachers and staff.

WISE Mentorship program for seniors; Financial Literacy Certification

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