Practical experience in the growing field of healthcare
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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Faculty & Staff
Computer ScienceNot 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
The Urban Assembly School for Collaborative Healthcare
Prepares students for careers in the medical assisting field and beyond.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
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
Contact & Location
999 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11208
Trains: , to Elderts Lane-75th St
Buses: B13, Q56
This school shares the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus with four other schools