Activities and Student Groups

All students are welcome to apply to any of the clubs and activities listed below.

Students interested in starting a new activity or group should see Mr. Vega, Coordinator of Student Activities, in room 143.


Arista, Queens Technical High School’s honor society, is an organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging students who demonstrate excellence, not only in the classroom, but also as leaders in their schools and communities.  Arista standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character will be considered as the basis of your selection.  No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average.


Book Club

The Book Club meets on Friday during lunch periods in the school library, and is open to all students.

See Ms. Lewis in the library for more information.



The Cheerleading Team is a competitive student group, selected through a tryout process.

The team meets Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm in the auditorium.

See Ms. Irizarry in room 313 for more information.


Code Nation

Code Nation is an after-school club where students learn coding and other technical skills.

See Mr. Garcia in room 401 for more information about Code Nation.

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College Now

College Now is a program offered with the City University of New York that allows students to earn college credit while in high school.

See Ms. Salas Ocampo in room 155 for more information.

Construction Skills

The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc. is dedicated to training New Yorkers with the skills necessary to access meaningful careers in the building and construction trades.  Through our nationally recognized pre-apprenticeship training program, Construction Skills provides the critical link between New Yorkers and long-term employment with good wages and benefits.

See Ms. Zagada in room 449 for more information.


Cosmo Clinic

The Cosmetology Clinic offers cosmetology students the opportunity to practice their skills, and the community a chance to come into school for their styling needs.

Ms. Quartuccio is the advisor for the Cosmetology Clinic.

Culture Club

The Culture Club meets Fridays from 2:30-4:30pm in room 344.

See Ms. Lingstuyl for more information. 

Dance Team

The Dance Team is a competitive student group, selected through a tryout process.

The team meets Mondays from 4:30-6:00pm in the auditorium.

See Ms. Vasquez in room 151 for more information.


ELA Club

The English Language Arts Club meets in room 154 Mondays from 7:00-8:30am and Fridays from 2:30-5:30pm. See Ms. Verderosa for more information.

Gamers Club

The Gamers Club meets Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm in room 303.

See Mr. Muzamali for more information.


 The Gay-Straight Alliance meets Mondays from 4:15-5:15pm in room 351. See Mr. Romano for more information.


Leadership Class

The Leadership class meets Monday to Friday in room 143. This class helps to plan school events such as Spirit Week, dances, and trips.

See Mr. Vega in room 143 for details about how to apply.

Poetry Club

The Poetry Club is open to all, and meets Mondays from 4:30-5:30pm in room 356.

See Ms. Dastolfo for more information.


Team 1796, the RoboTigers, allows students to work first-hand with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We thank our incredibly generous sponsors and our amazingly dedicated mentors. Visit room 449 for more information.

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The rugby club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm in the school gym. See Mr. Vozzolo for more information!

School Newspaper

Queens Tech's school newspaper, the Technical Truth, is published three to four times per school year.

The newspaper office, room 417, is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30pm.

See Mr. Bahrenburg for more information about working on the school newspaper!



SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education.

SkillsUSA meets Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm in the library.

See Ms. Kavral for more information about SkillsUSA.



Talent Show

The talent show is one of the biggest events each year at Queens Tech. Acts are determined by a series of tryouts, and then those selected to perform participate in regular after-school rehearsals. Some students also participate by working on the sound, lighting, and stage crews.

Listen for an announcement about tryouts, or see Mr. Vega in room 143 for more information.


The Queens Tech yearbook is published each year by dedicated students in the senior class.

The yearbook club meets Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30pm in room 311.

See Mr. McLean for more information about joining the yearbook team.