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Overview of School

Queens Satellite High School for Opportunity is a transfer high school.  We provide a smaller individualized school setting than large high schools.  We serve students who are at least 16 years old, have attended another school for at least a year and are behind in the credits needed to graduate. As a member of the NYS Consortium Schools, our students are able to meet graduation requirements via portfolio alternative assessments (PBATS) and are required to only take the ELA Regents.
“The student population of the consortium’s 26 public schools located in NYC mirrors the city’s student body. (African-American, Latinos, ELLs, and SWD’s) However, the consortium dropout rate is half of the NYC public schools.”  The Washington Post, 11/2/12)



  • 14:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
  • More opportunities to earn credits as a trimester school
  • Every student has an adult who knows and supports them
  • Every student has a guidance counselor who guides them and monitors their progress to graduation


Our QSHSO graduates attend local colleges and universities:
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College            Queensborough Community College
  • La Guardia Community College                                 Baruch College
  • Hunter College                                                           Queens College
  • John Jay University                                                    St. John's University
  • SUNY Sullivan

Our students have an opportunity to have paid internships to prepare them with career/job readiness skills.