Academics

Special Programs

Advanced Placement Courses

College credit in Calculus, Chinese, English, U.S. History, European History, Spanish, and Biology.


Arista

ARISTA students are members of a city honor society and must have an average of 85% or above, have no failures on their transcript and have performed at least one term of service for the school. ARISTA students perform service in Newtown as well as 20 hours of community service. ARISTA is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. If you want to join ARISTA, contact your guidance counselor.


Art Institute

Newtown’s Art Major is a four year sequence leading to the NYS Art Regents Exam and creation of a multimedia portfolio suitable for college applications. Courses include drawing, printmaking, sculpture, fashion, commercial art and computer art.


Business Institute

The Business Institute at Newtown is a four year sequence which prepares students for entry into the workplace or further business study at the college level. Most of our graduates are college bound. Courses include computer keyboarding, MOS-Word and Power Point certification, E-Comm and Web Page Design. Tech Prep courses are available for ESL students.


City Year

City Year is an education-focused not-for-profit organization that supports students in attendance, behavior, and course performance, which are indicators for high school success. AmeriCorps members support students in class and after school by serving as tutors, mentors, and role models, aiming to keep students on track to graduation.

For more information on this year’s Newtown High School City Year cohort click here: City Year


College Now

College Now courses are available to qualified juniors and seniors who are interested in earning college credits while still in high school. Courses are offered at Newtown in conjunction with La Guardia Community College and include Literacy and Propaganda, Critical Thinking, Writing Seminar, Psychology, Sociology and Astronomy. We also have Business courses with Queensboro Community College.


Credit Recovery and Independent Study


Extended Day (Night School)


Instructional Support


Journalism Studies

The Tower, our school newspaper, is produced by students enrolled in journalism (an English elective)


Leadership

The School Leadership Team is comprised of parents, teachers, administrators and others who are responsible for setting the educational direction of the school. Leadership teams are responsible for developing a Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) as well as a school-based budget. NYC schools are required to have leadership teams. Your participation will ensure that the parent voice is represented in decision making at Newtown. We can be reached by calling or writing to the Team Chairperson at (718) 595-8400, Newtown H.S., 48-01 90th St., Elmhurst, NY 11373.


National Honor Society

NHS students are members of the National Honor Society and must have an average of 85% or above, have no failures on their transcript and have performed at least one term of service for the school. NHS students perform service in Newtown as well as 20 hours of community service. NHS is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. If you would like to join, contact Ms. Tsouristakis in room 365.


Peer Negotiation/Mediation


Pre-Engineering & Computer Technology

The Pre-Engineering program is a four-year sequence to prepare students for Architecture, Engineering and Computer Technology related areas of study. Courses include drafting for production, principles of engineering, architecture, landscaping, A+ Certification (computer repair) and Telecommunications (network cabling).


S.A.T. Review

Offered after school and Saturdays


Saturday Academy

classes and tutoring in various subjects


Services Intel Science Research


Tech Prep Studies


Writing Project