Training to be an EMT; only English Regents exam required to graduate
Lots of kids miss lots of school
At the Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights, students may learn to be an Emergency Medical Technician or a nursing assistant. They learn practical and technical skills by training at Northwell Health’s Center for Learning and Innovation. They may also work either in a long-term care facility or on an ambulance.
The school is part of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, a group of schools exempt from most Regents exams. Students complete oral and written projects called performance based assessments tasks or PBATs. English is the only Regents exam required.
Students may also take college courses in pre-calculus, computer science, psychology and sociology at York College through the College Now program.
The school has a good record graduating students on time, and most are ready for college. (Students at this school do not earn Advanced Regents diplomas because of the school’s membership in the New York Performance Standards Consortium.)
One downside: a large number of students miss more than a month of school each year.
Institute for Health Professions is located in the Campus Magnet building in Cambria Heights, which houses three other high schools. The building is located in a quiet, residential area and is primarily accessible by bus. The schools in the building share an athletic program and facilities, including a cafeteria, auditorium, gym and library.
Admissions: In recent years the school has had room for everyone who applied. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, September 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign LanguageNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Math or ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights
In addition to four years of English, social studies, mathematics, and science, students may be selected into the highly competitive EMT-B or Pre-Nursing courses. To earn NYS EMT-B certification, students must pass all of their required classes, the NYS Health Occupations Core Curriculum, and the EMT-B exam to be certified. For EMT-B only, students must be 18 by May of their senior year to be eligible.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Boys PSAL teams
Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Contact & Location
207- 01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY 11411
Buses: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64
This schools shares the Magnet Educational (Andrew Jackson) Campus with three other schools
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Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Cambria Heights, NY 11411