Laptop computers for every student
Making sure all children have equal access to technology is a priority at Cambria Heights Academy, a small high school opened in 2010 in a building that once housed a Roman Catholic school.
Every student has a laptop. All students take courses in in software engineering and computer science, and some graduate with a certificate in Career and Technical Education (CTE). Students who don’t have access to the Internet at home may sign up for free WiFi through the New York Public library, according to the school website.
Digital art classes include graphic design, digital media, interactive sculpture, digital Music, and web design.
Advisory groups with 10-15 students meet twice weekly and center on community service and healthy ways to solve problems. Students are encouraged (and in some cases required) to seek academic help during the school day and during teachers’ office hours four days a week. “Teachers will help you when you need help,” a 10th grader said.
Although most students enter with test scores that are below grade level, the vast majority graduate on time. The school’s first valedictorian received a full scholarship to Columbia University, according to the school’s Comprehensive Education Plan.
There is no gym, but the cafeteria and the fitness room are used for physical education, according to the annual space survey.
Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for everyone who applies. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, August 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign LanguageNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Cambria Heights Academy
All students are admitted into our software engineering program and after completing the necessary coursework have the option of graduating with a CTE diploma in addition to a high school diploma.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science Principles, AP United States History, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern
Boys PSAL teams
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track
Coed PSAL teams
Contact & Location
188-04 91st Avenue
Hollis NY 11423
Buses: Q1, Q110, Q17, Q2, Q3, Q36, Q43, Q76, Q77, Q83, X64, X68
This school is in its own building.