Orientation 2020

Welcome!

Congratulations, and welcome to Queens Technical High School!

If you have any questions, please contact us. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to host an orientation at school this year.

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Read our school grading policy

Again, congratulations, and we look forward to meeting you! If you have general questions about high school enrollment, send an email to HSEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov or visit the high school enrollment website. If you are a new student to New York City public schools, visit the new students website.

Letter to Families

To Our Prospective 9th Grade Students and Families

If you’ve received an offer from our school, congratulations! You are about to embark on a new chapter in your life. With all the ups and downs 2020 has thrown at us, we know you will be prepared for this challenge and we will be here to support you through it.

We’d like to take this opportunity to talk about what it will be like at Queens Tech and what expectations you should have about being in our school.

If you plan on attending another high school in September 2020 please contact us at jcarfag@schools.nyc.gov

Career and Technical Education, also known as CTE

The most important thing to remember is that we are a CTE school. This means that all our students are required to complete a CTE program all the years that they are here. Students must complete their CTE classes in addition to a full, rigorous academic schedule of classes. If you have received an offer to our school, you will have been accepted into one of the following CTE programs:

  • Exploratory: an intro to our different CTE programs that works in a rotation every 6-8 weeks
  • Graphic Arts: theories and concepts of layout design and advertising through hands-on experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Computer Technology/Pre-Engineering: intro to computer hardware and software theory, operating systems, DOS, and basic web design
  • Cosmetology: hair, scalp, and skin care services; hair cutting, coloring, lightening, shaping, and styling techniques; and facial, manicure, and pedicure services

What’s a typical ninth grade schedule like?

Students may be scheduled at any of our three morning sessions; 7:41 am, 8:32 am, and 9:23 am. Students end their days at either 3:19 pm or 4:10 pm. It is very possible that a student may start at 7:41 am and finish at 4:10 pm. Why the long day? Because students have to complete academics as well as CTE classes, so their days are usually longer in order to complete their CTE endorsement by graduation. Students also may have double periods of ELA/math or IEP requirements that require a longer day.

What classes will you be taking?

Every student will have a different start and finish time as well as different classes that they will be taking. Students who come into Queens Tech with advanced high school credits such as Algebra will be in a 10th grade level Geometry class. Most students will be taking the following classes, just as an example: Algebra, Global History, English, CTE Class, Gym or Health, Lunch, Living Environment, Spanish or Art

What will a high school level class look like?

Check out this syllabus by one of the 9the grade teachers English teachers, Mr. Bahrenburg. What’s a syllabus? An outline of the class with everything you need to know. Books that will be read, due dates, class rules, and more: Sample Syllabus - Bahrenburg.pdf 

What will I need for September and how can I prepare myself for high school level work?

A suggested supply list and summer reading list can be found here: Supply list and suggested summer reading

Frequent Questions

When will my class schedule be distributed? Class schedules will be posted on PupilPath, our student and parent app, by late-August. Learn how to sign up.

When do I get my school ID? We will take photos and distribute ID cards in lunch periods during the first week of school.

When do I get my MetroCard? Student MetroCards will be distributed in lunch on the first day of school.

Is there a grades app? When do we get access? Students and parents/guardians at Queens Tech have access to attendance, grades, assignments, and messages through the PupilPath app.

Is there a supply list for new students? Supply list and suggested summer reading

Where do I sign up for a locker? Lockers are only available to students who have joined the Student Organization. Listen to daily announcements the first week of class for more information about locker signup.

See answers to other frequent questions