Academy for Health Careers

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

A safe haven with good health career facilities

The Downside

Metal detectors

The Academy for Health Careers aims to prepare students for jobs such as emergency medical technician (EMT), x-ray technician or administrator in health information billing and coding.  

Students may learn to take a patient’s vital signs, study blood samples under a microscope, or practice emergency care in a simulated ambulance in the school’s “medical facility room.” 

Housed in the Paul Robeson Educational Campus in Crown Heights, the school is orderly and safe; most teachers say long-time Principal Deonne Martin is an effective manager who keeps the school running smoothly, according to school surveys. Most students graduate on time and at least half are ready for college-level work.

In each grade, students focus on a different health-related topic: Ninth graders get an overview of the healthcare system, 10th graders tackle emergency medicine, 11th graders focus on hospital patient care, and 12th graders explore biomedical technology. Students may take field trips to hospitals and other health-related sites. 

A couple downsides: More than half the students miss at least a month of school. All students must pass through a metal detector to get into the building. 

Admission: Open. Priority is given to Brooklyn students or residents. (Lydie Raschka, DOE statistics, December 2018)

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
85%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
73%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
39%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

280
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
83%
Students with disabilities
 
16%
Multilingual learners
 
4%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
3%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
85%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
89%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
41%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
85%
0.5
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
222
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
91%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
54%

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
48%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
20%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
46%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Academy for Health Careers

Admissions Method: Open

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

French

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP United States History, AP Psychology, AP English Language and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

150 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11213

Trains: 3 Line to Kingston Ave; A Line to Utica Ave; C Line to Kingston-Throop

Buses: B15, B25, B26, B43, B44, B45, B46, B65


Contact

Principal: Lisa Grevenberg

Parent Coordinator: Chanel Bunch

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Paul Robeson Educational Campus with one other school

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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