Ms. Lagombra - Grade 6-8

rlagombra@scholarsnyc.com

Room 206 Ext. 2061

Mr. Lavanco - Grade 6-8

mlavanco@scholarsnyc.com

Room 111 Ext. 1114

Mr. Moretta - Grade 9-11

gmoretta@scholarsnyc.com

Room 320 Ext. 3203


Ms. Nevins - Grade 9-11

anevins@scholarsnyc.com

Room 320 Ext. 3201


Ms. Sultzer - Grades 12

dsultzer@scholarsnyc.com

Room 318 Ext. 3181

Crisis Resources for Families

  • The Samaritans Suicide Prevention Hotline: (212) 673-3000
  • LifeNet, suicide prevention available 24/7
    • 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638), English
    • 1-877-AYUDESE (1-877-298-3373), Español
    • 1-877-990-8585, 中国,Việt, 日本の, 한국어,বাংলা
    • 212-982-5284, For the Hearing Impaired (TTY)
  • 24-Hour Parent Helpline: 1-888-435-7553
  • The Trevor Lifeline, LGBT crisis hotline: 1-866-488-7386
  • CRISIS Text Line available 24/7: text START to 741741 if you need the service

Honor Societies

National Junior Honor Society

In order to be eligible for induction into the National Junior Honor Society and receive an application in the spring, students must meet the following requirements as reviewed the NJHS Committee:

  • Eligibility will be determined by criteria from Grade 6 through the first term of Grade 7
  • Students must maintain criteria throughout Term 2 of Grade 8 in order to maintain active status and graduate from middle school with NJHS status. In order to file an appeal, students must see the grade level guidance counselor.
  • Students will receive notices with their report cards indicating criteria for induction, students who are eligible will receive a final notice with their Term 1 Marking Period 2 report card which will require a parent signature and brought back the guidance counselor to receive an application.

Criteria for Induction:

  • 90+ average beginning Term 1 of Grade 6 through Term 1 of Grade 7; must be maintained every term (NOT marking period average)
  • Evidence of Leadership, Character, Service, and Citizenship
  • No Suspensions; No more than five combined occurrences including infractions against Citywide Behavioral Expectations and N or U on your report card
  • A minimum of 12 hours of community service to be completed in 6th and 7th grade
  • Minimum of 12 community service hours must be completed by the first week of May in 7th grade
  • No more than 9 latenesses
  • No more than 9 unexcused absences
  • Documentation and notes regarding absences and latenesses will not be accepted from years prior.

National Honor Society

In order to be eligible for induction into the National Honor Society and receive an application in the spring, students must meet the following requirements as reviewed by the NHS Committee:

  • Eligibility will be determined by criteria from Grade 9 through the first term of Grade 10.
  • Students must maintain criteria throughout Grade 12 in order to maintain active status and graduate from high school with NHS status. In order to file an appeal, students must see their grade level guidance counselor.
  • Students will receive notices with their report cards indicating criteria for induction; students who are eligible will receive a final notice with their Term 1 Marking Period 2 report card, which will require a parent signature in order to receive an application.

Criteria for Induction:

  • 90+ average beginning Term 1 of Grade 9 through Term 1 of Grade 10; must be maintained every term (NOT marking period average)
  • Evidence of leadership, character, service, and citizenship
  • No Suspensions; No more than five combined occurrences including infractions against Citywide Behavioral Expectations and N or U on your report card
  • A minimum of 25 hours of community service to be completed each year by the first week of May
  • No more than 9 latenesses each year
  • No more than 9 unexcused absences each year
  • Documentation and notes regarding absences and latenesses will not be accepted from prior years

Summer Youth Employment Program

The New York City Department of Youth & Community Development offers a Summer Youth Employment Program (S.Y.E.P) for local youth between the ages of 14 to 24. The Central Queens Y is proud to be an S.Y.E.P. provider that serves younger youth specifically between the ages of 14 and 15 years old. The program includes about 35,000 participants at 5,800 work sites, matching adolescents with entry level jobs at a variety of establishments, including government community agencies, summer camps, local businesses, museums, retail shops, hospitals, and sports enterprises, plus much more. The goal is to familiarize youth with the employment world and foster academic improvement and social growth.

Contact Mr. Calogero Argento for more information:

CQY Main Office: 67-09 108th Street | Forest Hills, NY 11375 | Telephone: 718-263-1919 ext. 1561 | Email: yysyep@cqy.org | www.cqy.org

Working Papers - See your grade counselor to process your working papers


First Time Working Paper Applicants:

  1. must be 14 years old
  2. Completed top portion of application, signed by parent/guardian
  3. Copy of your Birth Certificate, Passport, Driver's License or Driver's Permit
  4. Note or letter from doctor stating you have went for a physical within the past year and are fit to work

Second Time Working Paper Applicants:

  1. If you are getting working papers for the second time (ages 16 or 17) please bring your old blue card, a signed application and a note from your doctor.