Student life at Queens High School of Teaching is incredibly supportive. Our teachers develop caring relationships with our students, allowing for the adaptation of curricula to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of everyone. Our student experience is enriched by athletics, volunteer opportunities, class trips and other exciting extracurricular activities.
Student Extracurricular Activities
PSAL Sports Teams
The NYCDOE Public School Athletic League (PSAL), coordinates sports competitions for NYC public high schools and educates students in physical fitness, character development, and socialization skills. PSAL offers 25 varsity sports for more than 45,000 student-athletes from over 400 member schools. At the Queens HS of Teaching, we have a wide range of PSAL sports teams from Varsity to Junior teams throughout each school year.
Through our vibrant Extended School Day Life, student-created and facilitated clubs (which may vary from year to year) gives students to have the opportunity to develop their social & emotional skills. This including developing intelligence skills, which focuses on forming deep and meaningful relationships with students and staff members. The dispositions of all clubs align with our school-wide values; which including inclusion, compassion, community, and respect.
After School Program
Commonpoint Queens takes pride in preparing the youth to be future leaders, implementing a wide variety of social and academic programs for all. Thanks to our partnership with Commonpoint Queens, they are offering a free after school program for all our students. All programs are implementing a wide variety of social and academic programs. This includes job readiness, SAT Prep, college essay help, college tours, group counseling, and more!
Student Support Services
At the Queens High School of Teaching, we always focus on our student's post-high school graduation plans. This includes exploring colleges, post-secondary options, and more. At the heart of all operations is the QHST College Office. Located in Room 218, students will be able to go to the college office (usually during lunch with a pass from the Cafeteria or by appointment through the college office website). The College Office Staff is promised to provide the utmost quality in resources and attention to every student who walks through our door.
School counselors are involved primarily in three areas of a student’s education, which are Academic Planning, Personal and social development Career, and post-graduation planning. Students are encouraged to speak to their guidance councilors if they need help or have questions/concerns relating to these three preliminary areas of focus. In each SLC, there is at least ONE Guidance Counselor to assist the students throughout their High School life here at the Queens High School of Teaching.
Student Informational Support
All students between 14 - 17 years of age must get an employment certificate to work. If you need an application, you can request one from Ms. Hayes, in room 204, during lunch periods only. Please note to recive working papers you must completed the application, you need a note from your doctor stating you are physically fit to work, and your passport or birth certificate need to be present (no copies allowed. This will be the result accepted to receive working papers.
At the end of each marking period, report cards a distributed to see the status of the students if he/she is on track on to graduating high school. A transcript is the official full record of high school credits, final grades, and exams taken within the DOE. It documents the courses and exams that a student has taken during high school. This school year at least TWO Report Cards per Term will be sent home this year (which makes a Total of FOUR Report Cards this school year).
NYS Regents Exam
Regents exams measure student achievement in high school-level courses. To graduate from high school, students must pass five Regents exams in the following subject areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and any additional Regents exam or another option approved by the State. The student may also earn an Advanced Regents diploma if they pass specific additional Regents exams in math and science, as well as any NYC Language Other Than English exam.
Eligible students can receive a Student MetroCards at the beginning of each semester of the school year. Student MetroCards are different from regular MetroCards. There only to be used by the student it was assigned too. Used for traveling to and from school and school-related activities between 5:30 am and 8:30 pm, on days when the school is open for classes. To request a new or replacement MetroCard, please speak with Ms. Rose in the Cafeteria during Lunch.
Free Microsoft Office 365
All current students at QHST can download Microsoft Office for desktop and mobile device for free. Students are allowed to install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, and also on up to 5 Android or iOS devices.
G Suite for Education
All students at QHST have a school Google account, which includes an @queenshsofteaching.org Gmail address, unlimited online storage with Google Drive, and access to Google Classroom.