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Voyages Preparatory High School South Queens

Grades: 9-12
156-10 Baisley Boulevard
Queens NY 11434
Phone: 718-276-1946

Our Insights

What’s Special

Safe, supportive school for overage students

The Downside

Metal detectors

Voyages South Queens, opened in 2013, is a small transfer school for overage students who are behind in credits. The school is safe, supportive and orderly, according to school surveys and reports. It has an above-average transfer school graduation rate.

The school name stands for Viable Option for Young Adults to Grow, Excel and Succeed. It follows the model created by Voyages Preparatory in Elmhurst, where a mix of structure and freedom helps students thrive.

Principal Chris Losurdo, who was a teacher at the original Voyages, says "the connections between staff and individual students" are key to the program's success. The program also stresses community service and internships in an effort to build "larger connections to the outside community," he says.

To help students accumulate credits, Voyages South Queens offers three 12-week trimesters and uses a blend of computer instruction and regular teaching. Specific course offerings and extracurricular activities are determined in part by student interests.

Voyages South Queens is located in August Martin High School. The building has metal detectors.

ADMISSIONS: Students must be at least 16 years old, have attended a city high school for at least a year and be behind in credits. Applicants all go through an intake process, including an interview with the student and parents. They also take a short test to assess where they are academically. (Gail Robinson, high school fair, May 2013; updated, DOE statistics, June 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
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% 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

Transfer school graduation rate
52% 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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

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

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Jamaica (District 27)
Buses: Q6, Q111, Q113, Q114


Christopher Losurdo

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with New Visions Charter HS for Advanced Math and Science IV and August Martin HS
Metal detectors?

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