High School Admissions
Our College Preparatory Program
WJPS offers students a robust college preparatory program that combines academic achievement and personal growth with the skills and motivation necessary for college and career readiness.
Last year’s class had a graduation rate of 95%, and 98% were college bound. Students were awarded close to 12 million dollars in academic scholarships.
The college preparatory program offers multiple support and enrichment programs:
- 4 years of math, science, ELA & social studies
- CUNY LINCT to Success
- WISE Program
- Algebra for All
- Financial Literacy Education
- College NOW
The following AP Classes are offered:
- English Literature & Composition
- English Language & Composition
- Computer Science Principles
- Environmental Science
- US History
- World History
WJPS is proud to partner with:
Columbia School of Journalism, University at Albany, Intrepid Sea and Air Museum, NYU, Queensborough College, AGAPE/American Debate League, Financial Literacy Coalition, Center for Arts Education, Queens College, GrowNYC
WJPS is a uniform school.
The school uniform dress code at World Journalism Preparatory School is just one example of the high standards we expect from our students.
Many students begin college unprepared for the amount and style of writing required in their classes. Journalism teaches students to be concise, clear, and able to defend a point of view. They learn critical thinking skills, hone proper revision techniques, and develop a critical eye.
Print, Broadcast & Online
Students are taught the nuts and bolts of basic journalism and then have the opportunity to pursue their journalism studies in various school publications such as the online newspaper, the weekly news broadcast, the yearbook or the literary magazine. Journalism prepares students for college writing by teaching them the mechanics of writing, planning a communication strategy, constructing an argument, effectively presenting evidence and sources, and organizing their ideas. When their work is published, or broadcast for the whole school to see, students develop confidence, improved self esteem and the desire to keep going strong!
WJPS partners with Queensborough Community College and Queens College to offer students an opportunity to take free college-level and college preparatory courses while still in high school. Students receive a college ID card that gives them access to the colleges’ libraries and other facilities on campus. Through College NOW, students are eligible to earn up to 12 college credits that transfer within CUNY and many other institutions.
The WISE Individualized Senior Experience allows seniors of all ability levels to explore their passions outside of the traditional classroom. WISE acts as a bridge between their final year of high school and the beginning of life after high school.
WISE requires fieldwork, a daily journal documenting their work, research, regular meetings with a mentor, and a senior exit project presented in front of an evaluation committee. After successful completion of the WISE program, students will earn their final New York State high school credit for English and social studies.
There are social, academic and physical benefits to being part of a team sport. In partnership with Francis Lewis High School, WJPS students participate in dozens of school sports activities. WJPS students tryout at FLHS and become a team member if qualified.
Students may avail themselves of existing clubs or create their own. Current opportunities include: Student Government, Debate Club, National Honor Society, Ambassadors, Gaming Club, Fashion Club, Art Club, Music Club, Key Club, Fashion Club, Environmental Green Team, Do Something Club, Greek Club, and School Store