Voyages Preparatory High School South Queens

Grades: 9-12

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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
Transfer school graduation rate
 
71%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
82%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
0%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
0%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

260
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
76%
Students with disabilities
 
20%
Multilingual learners
 
7%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
100%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
12%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
0%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
100%
8.2
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
159
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
100%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
18%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
4%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
19%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

156-10 Baisley Boulevard
Queens NY 11434

Buses: Q6, Q111, Q113, Q114


Contact

Principal: Christopher Losurdo

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with New Visions Charter HS for Advanced Math and Science IV and August Martin HS

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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