Queens Preparatory Academy (29Q248)

143-10 Springfield Boulevard, Queens, NY 11413, Queens
Phone: 718-712-2304
Email: admit@queensprepacademy.org
Hours: 8:10am - 2:30pm
School Website: https://www.instagram.com/queensprepacademy/?hl=en
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44994
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/29Q248/HS/
Bus: Q3, Q77, Q85
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Queens Preparatory Academy is committed to providing our scholars with a competitive 21st century curriculum to prepare every scholar for college and careers. Our scholars, through our project/problem based teaching method experience learning academics via real-world applications to hone their skills in problem solving, critical thinking, research , collaboration, written and oral communication, presentation, coding and technology. All 9th grade scholars take our Start-Up Tech elective course where they learn basic entrepreneurship, research and develop an app to address a community issue, and present their app to peers, and professionals. Our scholars can continue with an Entrepreneurship track or computer programming/engineering track. Our Computer programming and engineering track engages and explores curriculum and careers in cybersecurity, climate action, advanced manufacturing and robotics. We thoughtfully engage our scholars on the burning question, "What career will I choose and how do I get there?" through our 3-year career readiness curriculum where our scholars examine career pathways and construct a career-plan and portfolio. 11th and 12th grade scholars partake in internship and mentoring opportunities with professionals. Our scholars also have an avenue to develop their self-expression, talent, interpersonal and intra-personal skills through our advisory, enrichment courses, after-school arts program and leadership opportunities.

Academic Highlights: Queensborough Community College (QCC) Cybersecurity Analyst College Now Courses, Computer Science Programming - Python, Java, HTML courses leading to industry certification, FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Cybersecurity Analyst), Career Exploration, Mentoring programs, career-shadowing, Internships in S.T.E.A.M., NFTE Courses in Entrepreneurship and Start-up Tech

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, FutureReadyNYC School, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Uncredited]), Other (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Stunt
Other Sports
Cheerleading
Activities
AutoCad Architecture Drawing, Media Arts, Brotherhood and Sisterhood Leadership Groups, Student Advisory Council, Journalism Club, QPA Lit Journalism Website Publication, Modern Band, Film & Video Editing Club, Mouse Tech Squad, GSA, LatinX Club.
Programs
Cybersecurity Analyst Tech(Q04A)
Computer Science & Technology

Cybersecurity and Technology course sequence in partnership with Queensborough Community College (QCC); students earn 15-16 college college credits and industry certification to enter this high demand field. Students are matched with professional and work-sites to complete internships and work design challenges in their junior and senior years.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Queens students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Entrepreneurial Tech(Q04R)
Science & Math

Introduction to software development and programming languages such as Java, Python , HTML to create apps, video games, website, and many more applications. Combine your programming skills with a solid knowledge of entrepreneurship to revolutionize the job industry.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
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
247
230
    Grade 12 Students
63
56
    Grade 11 Students
62
70
    Grade 10 Students
65
55
    Grade 9 Students
57
49
Graduation %
88
87
College %
51
53
Cybersecurity Analyst Tech (Q04A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Entrepreneurial Tech (Q04R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

38 / 50 (0.76)
6 / 10 (0.60)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 53% responded
Academic Rigor 
  67.71%
Academic Engagement 
  55.50%
Safety 
  66.56%
Bully Prevention 
  59.13%
Inclusivity 
  82.70%
Mental Support 
  61.20%
Environment 
  60.45%
Post-School Support 
  79.44%
Teacher Responses - 94% responded
Academic Rigor 
  82.33%
School Satisfaction 
  67.50%
Student Behavior 
  64.44%
Student Support 
  77.27%
School Leadership 
  73.67%
Instructional Clarity 
  80.00%
Instructional Development 
  74.65%
Post-School Support 
  98.50%
Family Responses - 15% responded
Education 
  80.13%
Teacher Support 
  81.33%
Safety 
  89.67%
School Community 
  80.33%
School Leadership 
  89.09%
Post-School Support 
  89.50%

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. %
  84.10%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  58
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  33
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  69.60%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  401
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  426
Postsecondary
2-Year College 10.50%
4-Year College 24.60%
Other Postsecondary 3.50%
Unknown 61.40%

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 64.80%
Female 35.20%
English Language Learners:
  14.60%
Students with IEPs:
  21.10%
Economic Need Index:
  77.00%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 4.90%
Black 74.90%
Hispanic 13.40%
White 2.80%
Other 4.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 36.80%
White 31.60%
Other 31.60%
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