Partnership with Plaza College and internships through St. John’s Hospital
Many graduates must take remedial classes in college
The Academy of Medical Technology (AMT) is a combined middle and high school that focuses on preparing students for careers in the health field.
The school has worked to ramp up its academic offerings in recent years, adding Advanced Placement courses and requiring that all 8th-graders take high school level courses in in algebra, Living Environment, and United States history.
Students may participate in competitions sponsored by HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) a national organization dedicated to preparing the next generation of medical professionals.
High school students who participate in AMT’s Medical Scholar program take advanced coursework in partnership with Plaza College and participate in internships at St. John’s Hospital.
Many students come in below grade level, and test scores, particularly in math, in middle school are low. Most students graduate on time, though many must take remedial courses in college to catch up.
Overall, students feel safe in the school though some would like to see more support and attention from their teachers, based on their responses to the NYC School Survey.
AMT shares the Far Rockaway campus with two high schools, Frederick Douglass Academy VI, and the Queens High School for Information Research and Technology, and a middle school, Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy VI. Sports teams, including co-ed double Dutch, are building-wide. There is an onsite medical clinic that serves students and their families. The campus has metal detectors.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes. The school has substantial numbers of English language learners but only a small percentage of them graduate on time.
(Gail Robinson, web reports, December 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot 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
Academy of Medical Technology
Our program offers students a broad cross-section of academic and experiential programs that help students transition into college, the professional world, and beyond. All of our student leave our schools college and career ready.
This program is a partnership with Plaza College where our best and brightest students are offered the opportunity to pursue credit at the college level. The program is geared toward dedicated students with a desire to succeeded. The course work is rigorous and requires students to commit to an advanced course of study in the field of medicine. Students are challenged but provided with the skills to be college- and career-ready.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Coed PSAL teams
Contact & Location
8-21 Bay 25th Street
Far Rockaway NY 11691
Trains: to Beach 25th St
Buses: Q22, QM17
This school shares the Far Rockaway Educational Campus with three other schools