Strong community support; programs for English language learners
Poor graduation rate and attendance
Students at the High School for Health Careers and Sciences, one of the small schools on the George Washington Educational Campus, may go on camping trips, learn to skate or travel to Washington D.C. as part of a partnership with Catholic Charities. They may get glasses and counseling services along with medical care and help with immigration problems.
Graduation and attendance rates are low, and there is a tense relationship between the principal and the staff, according to school surveys. But when the city proposed closing the school for poor performance in 2018, students, parents and elected officials rallied at City Hall to keep it open. The city agreed to give the school more time to improve.
There are unusual classes like anatomy, physiology, robotics and hydroponics/aquaponics. Students may gain experience in health professions by interning at the Isabella Geriatric Center.
Students may participate in fitness club and world cultures cooking club. The school has a large number of new Spanish-speaking immigrants
SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers integrated co-teaching (ICT) classes, in which a general education and special education teacher work together.
ADMISSIONS: Priority to District 6 students, then to the rest of Manhattan. (Isabel Corpus, web reports, June 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Health Careers & Sciences
We offer students the opportunity to excel in academics.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Contact & Location
549 Audubon Avenue
Manhattan NY 10040
Trains: to 191st St; to 190th St
Buses: Bx18, Bx40, Bx42, Bx7, BxM1, M100, M101, M3, M4, M98
This school shares the George Washington Educational Campus with four other schools