New York Firm Schools and New York Specialized Schools were founded to offer students a choice for their academic career and offer many excellent and advanced academic options. For those who choose one of New York’s specialized Public High Schools there a some very competitive options.
The first three Specialized NYC Schools are: Stuyvesant, Bronx High and Brooklyn Tech:
The next three Specialized NYC Schools are HS American, Queens High for Sciences, and HSMES.
High School of American Studies at Lehman College
Location: Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY 10468
The advanced classes in the American Studies curriculum emphasizes U.S. History and offers three years of AP-level U.S. History. The American Studies school has a focus on American History and a large advanced curriculum that four years of English, mathematics, science and foreign languages
Students have the advantage of offerings in independent research with Lehman College faculty members as well as opportunities to participate in internships.
Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
Location: 94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11451
Formed in 2002, The Queens High School for the Sciences at York College has dramtically increased enrollment and now has a student body of over 400. With a special emphasis on mathematics, science, and technology education, the curriculum is competitive. Students are assigned to Research Project Advisors throughout their four years of high school and have the opportunity to enroll in college classes during their fourth year of high school. For those students with an interest in medical careers, there are programs offered in York College’s Bridge to Medicine Program.
High School for Math, Engineering and Science at City College
Location: 138th St. and Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031
The High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College began with a relatively small student body in 2002 and has continued highly competitive growth, though it is designed to stay with a small student body. HSME specializes in mathematics, engineering and science but also includes AP studies in writing and composition, history and literature, language and the arts.
HSME will allow students to complete their High school requirements in their 3rd year of study and then enroll in college level courses during their fourth year.