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Urban Assembly School for Collaborative Healthcare, The

Grades: 9-12
999 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11208
Phone: 718-277-1572

Our Insights

What’s Special

Practical experience in the growing field of healthcare

The Downside

Metal detectors

Urban Assembly School for Collaborative Healthcare helps prepare students to become emergency medical technicians (EMTs), x-ray technicians or administrators in health information billing and coding, among other jobs. 

Eleventh and 12th graders spend a portion of their day in internships. The school runs on a trimester schedule to allow students extra time to catch up on credits if they are behind, to do internships and take early college courses, according to the school website.

Principal Candace Hugee took the helm in 2016. Teacher satisfaction, trust and order have improved under her leadership, even as the numbers of students with special needs and those learning English has grown. Teachers overwhelmingly say the principal communicates a strong vision, according to school surveys. 

Founded in 2014, the tiny school attracts almost twice as many females as males. It hosts gender-based support clubs in addition to small co-ed advisory groups three times a week. Attendance is a work-in-progress; chronically absent students keep in close contact with an assigned staff member, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).

Parents are invited to tutoring sessions so they can become familiar with what their children are learning and to pick up tips on how to help support them at home. 

UA School for Collaborative Healthcare is one of more than 20 schools created and run by the nonprofit Urban Assembly. 

The school is housed in the former Franklin K. Lane High School on the Brooklyn-Queens border. The building houses four other small schools: Cypress Hills Collegiate, Multicultural High School, the Academy of Innovative Technology and Brooklyn Lab. All students must pass through a metal detector.

Admissions: The school has had room for all who applied in recent years. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, December 2018)



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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

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

The Urban Assembly School for Collaborative Healthcare
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Prepares students for careers in the medical assisting field and beyond.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP English Language and Composition


Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket, Golf

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Forest Park (District 19)
Trains: J Line, Z Line to Elderts Lane-75th St
Buses: B13, Q56


Candace Hugee
Parent Coordinator
Elovean Loveday

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?

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