John Bowne High School is a large high school in Flushing serving grades 9 through 12. This school accepts applicants for 9th and 10th grade. This school is in its own building. This school has screened admissions programs, meaning applicants need to meet certain requirements, for example a minimum GPA, perform an audition, or submit a portfolio, to be considered. For more information check out 'Programs & Admissions'.
This school offers a Career and Technical Education program, where students have the opportunity to earn college credits, industry certifications, and special diploma endorsements. For more details about this school's programs see 'Programs & Admissions'. The principal has been leading this school since 2017.
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Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Academy for Creative Artists
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Animal/Plant Agriscience Institute
Nationally recognized, rigorous, hands-on program is for students interested in careers in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production, Aquaculture, Marine Science, Floriculture, Crop Production and Wildlife/Conservation. The facilities include greenhouses, exotic avian lab, animal barn, poultry, reptile/amphibian lab, 4 acre farm. Students gain specific skills within agricultural industries, and are provided work internships within their chosen field of study, including one mandatory summer on farm.
John Bowne Visual Arts Institute
The John Bowne Visual Arts Institute provides students with the opportunity to foster their creativity and artistic talents in an immersive arts program and prepares students for post-secondary studies in the visual arts. Upon culmination of this program, students will earn ten credits in the visual arts, and will be prepared to take the New York City Commencement Exam in the Visual Arts. Students will also receive a Chancellor's Endorsed Diploma in the Arts. Following the first year Studio Art and Drawing course, students can select either the two-dimensional or three-dimensional design track. The two-dimensional track includes courses such as drawing and painting, and two-dimensional design and graphics. The three-dimensional track includes courses such as three-dimensional design and sculpture, sculpture 2 and ceramics. In the senior year, students in both tracks will take a double period Portfolio course and a double period Art History course.
John Bowne Law Institute
This program is a four year course of study designed for students interested in careers in law and social sciences. Students will follow a course sequence including courses in Introduction to Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Constitutional Law, Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Legal Research and Writing. Students will participate in activities such as Moot Court, Mock Trial, law internships, and college/university and law school visits.
John Bowne Computer Science Institute
The John Bowne Computer Science Institute provides students with the opportunity to foster their creativity, computational thinking, collaborative learning, and digital fluency in an immersive computer science program which will prepare students for relevant post-secondary studies in a variety of fields. Upon culmination of this program, students will earn certifications which will help prepare them to enter the technology workforce or post-secondary studies. During their time in the program, students will experience several aspects of computer science: human-computer interaction, problem solving, web design (HTML, CSS), programming (Scratch, EdWare, Snap, Java Script), research, computing, and data analysis. Required courses include: Exploring Computer Science, Digital Art, Introduction to Computational Media, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A or CS and the City.
Science Technology Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) Research Program
Four-year honors program with hands-on competitive scientific research program; college and career preparation in math, science, engineering, technology; internships/mentorships at neighboring colleges/universities; scholarship opportunities; electives in STEM fields such as Health Sciences, Civil Engineering, Robotics, Statistics and Computer Science. STEM students have the opportunity to complete both Advanced Placement Seminar and Research courses, culminating in an AP Capstone Diploma.
Students are provided with opportunities in various majors: Visual Arts Sequence (2- or 3 dimensional design track), Engineering & Information Technology, Cinema & Film, or Sports Medicine & Management. Students have the choice to join our Air Force JROTC program that offers courses in Aerospace Science & Leadership. Our Community Based Organizations offer activities in culinary arts, fitness and social-emotional learning.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
French, Italian, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science A, AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP Physics 1, AP Seminar, AP World History: Modern
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL teams
Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball
Coed PSAL teams
Cricket, Golf, Stunt
Contact & Location
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY 11367
Buses: Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q64, Q88, QM4, QM44
This school is in its own building.