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High School for Community Leadership

Total Students: 370

Founded in 2010, High School for Community Leadership focuses on fostering leadership and building community. Our students are expected to pursue academic excellence and commit to serving in the community.Some 97% of the students from the graduating class of 2014 were admitted to college, while the senior class as a whole was awarded $1.7 million in scholarship money. Upon graduation, the class of 2014 had engaged in thousands of hours of community service and volunteer work within the broader Jamaica, Queens, community as well as in school.

2 cool things about Community Leadership

  • Students participate in a 3D modeling program with 3D printers and laser cutter machines in conjunction with the Parsons School of Design (The New School University).
  • The school offers an early college program in conjunction with St. John’s University for students who qualify.

2 things you should know about coming here

  • We have a nontraditional schedule that resembles a college schedule (e.g., 90-minute classes).
  • Upon enrolling in the school, students are positioned to graduate with an Advanced Regents diploma (i.e., four years of math, science and foreign language).

How to get in

Open Houses are scheduled in the fall, around the middle of October, and in spring, around the middle of March. Visit www.nychscl.org or call 718-558-9801 and ask to speak to Ms. Papadatos, for more information.