Urban Assembly School for Collaborative Healthcare, The

Grades: 9-12

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)



School Stats


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey


Number of students
644 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
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



Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20



Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



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

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
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

The Urban Assembly School for Collaborative Healthcare

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

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


From the 2021 High School Directory

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


999 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11208

Trains: J Line, Z Line to Elderts Lane-75th St

Buses: B13, Q56


Principal: Candace Hugee

Parent Coordinator: Elovean Loveday


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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