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Central Queens Academy (CQA) Charter School’s Program – Closing the gap between potential and performance

CQA’s academic program is designed to meet the needs of a highly diverse student body. CQA has grounded this program in our core values and will implement our mission using research-based methods that have worked in other schools.  Moreover, our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the New York State Standards, and has been designed to make sure that students learn what they need to know in a rigorous and fun environment.

The central focus of our program is literacy. On a basic level, the number of words that a child knows is an indicator of that child’s potential for academic success. Research shows that students need an approximately 50,000-word vocabulary to succeed in high school. Students on average often learn at only a rate of about 3000 words per year without intervention. Students who live in poverty know approximately five times fewer words than students from wealthier families, and ELLs start out knowing even less. Our program will not only increase the number of words students use and learn, but will teach students that literacy matters. This won’t just help ELLs, but it will help all students develop the linguistic proficiency that they need to succeed in high school and beyond.

Our Values

  • Literacy
  • Leadership
  • Longevity
  • Career Readiness
  • Community
  • Character

Our Methods

  • Whole school focus on literacy
  • High academic standards
  • Caring and competent teachers
  • More time in school
  • Social and emotional learning
  • After-school enrichment