Veritas Academy (25Q240)

35-01 Union Street, Queens, NY 11354, Queens
Phone: 718-888-7500
Email: rcervantes4@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:00am - 2:20pm
School Website: https://www.veritas.nyc
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/46019
Admissions Information: https://veritas.nyc/about
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/25Q240/HS/
Subway: 7 to Flushing-Main St
Bus: Q12, Q13, Q15, Q15A, Q16, Q17, Q19, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q26, Q27, Q28, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q48, Q50, Q65, Q66, QM20, QM3
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About

At Veritas Academy, students learn about the values of truth, dignity, and humanity. We are a small post-secondary preparatory high school that focuses on igniting the talents of all students to perform at their full potential. Our dedicated faculty and staff members support individual strengths so that students may set and accomplish goals. We want students to be accepted to the college of their choice. By participating in advanced-level real-world learning opportunities, internships, and volunteer work, students use their individuality and creativity to help others. At Veritas, students receive a rigorous and well-rounded education so that they leave high school as active, civics-minded contributing members of society.

Academic Highlights: College Now Partnership with Queens College, Experiential Learning Opportunities, Computer Science Track, Offer Diploma Endorsements: Seal of Civics Literacy, Seal of Biliteracy, Community Service Seal, Various Electives for Post-Secondary Exploration

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Handball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Fitness Club, Gymnastics, Running Club, Step, Yoga, Row New York (Rowing)
Activities
Various partnerships with CommunityBased Organizations Multicultural Events Various student interest driven afterschool programs Broadway Shows Trips, Trips throughout NYC Experiential Learning Service Learning Strong Student Government Voice/Presence Overnight Community Building Trips Field Days Talent Shows Student Lead Conferences Yale and CUNY Model Congress Civic Engagement Projects with Congress Members Youth Empowerment (District Attorney Office) The Rowe Scholars Clubs: GSA, My Brothers Keeper, My Sisters Keeper, Chess, Photography, Leadership, etc.
Programs
Veritas Academy(Q51A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Queens students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
627
606
    Grade 12 Students
143
124
    Grade 11 Students
150
164
    Grade 10 Students
168
157
    Grade 9 Students
166
161
Graduation %
89
85
College %
63
67
Veritas Academy (Q51A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

51 / 109 (0.47)
14 / 21 (0.67)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 96% responded
Academic Rigor 
  72.86%
Academic Engagement 
  61.58%
Safety 
  79.89%
Bully Prevention 
  75.13%
Inclusivity 
  88.50%
Mental Support 
  71.90%
Environment 
  71.82%
Post-School Support 
  79.22%
Teacher Responses - 80% responded
Academic Rigor 
  82.33%
School Satisfaction 
  76.67%
Student Behavior 
  60.78%
Student Support 
  85.40%
School Leadership 
  84.47%
Instructional Clarity 
  85.80%
Instructional Development 
  80.53%
Post-School Support 
  96.25%
Family Responses - 42% responded
Education 
  93.75%
Teacher Support 
  82.83%
Safety 
  91.67%
School Community 
  89.11%
School Leadership 
  94.36%
Post-School Support 
  87.50%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  87.10%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  63
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  59
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  56.20%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  437
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  438
Postsecondary
2-Year College 24.80%
4-Year College 37.60%
Other Postsecondary 0.70%
Unknown 36.90%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 47.20%
Female 52.80%
English Language Learners:
  12.80%
Students with IEPs:
  19.30%
Economic Need Index:
  77.70%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 17.90%
Black 6.40%
Hispanic 66.50%
White 3.30%
Other 5.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 13.30%
Hispanic 15.60%
White 60.00%
Other 11.10%
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