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North Queens Community High School

WINSTON MCCARTHY, PRINCIPAL
Total students: 151 

North Queens Community High School (NQCHS) is a small transfer school designed for young people who, after initial enrollment in 9th grade at a high school within the Queens community, have been truant or dropped out of school. Jointly operated by the New York City Department of Education and SCO Family of Services, NQCHS is designed to provide intensive support and services to students to ensure continued attendance in school.

2 cool things about NQCHS

  • Each student is assigned an Advocate Counselor throughout their time at the school.
  • The school does not include grade levels; students progress towards graduation at their own pace.

2 things you should know about coming here

  • An interview with school staff is required prior to admission.
  • The academic year is divided into trimesters of study.

How to get in

Via rolling admissions, the school is open to NYC residents 16 years of age or older. Students must have attended another high school for at least one year and have a minimum 6th grade reading level. Transcripts and interviews with school staff are required. NQCHS welcomes visitors from the community, parents and other educational institutions.