State University of New York Charter School Institute

Central Queens Academy Charter School (CQA) is a tuition-free public charter middle school authorized by the State University of New York Charter School Institute. The Institute’s most recent accountability dossier measured CQA’s performance as “higher than expected to a large degree”.

New York State Department of Education (NYSED) and New York City Department of Education (DOE)

View CQA’s most recent NYSED and DOE accountability and performance documents:

NYSED 2018-2019 Annual Report
NYSED Report Card
DOE School Quality Guide
DOE School Performance Dashboard
DOE Recognition School Designation for demonstrating high performance or progress on state accountability measures (2018-2019)

You may also find more information on our academic results on the Our Results page.

Financial Documents

To view our annual audited financial report, please email,

board of trustees

Meetings of CQA’s Board of Trustees are open to the public and held in accordance with the New York State Open Meetings Law. Meeting locations vary, so if you would like to attend a meeting, please email Melissa Kinsella at 24-hours in advance of a meeting for arrival instructions.

2019-2020 Calendar of Board of Trustees Meetings 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 (Agenda and Minutes)
Monday, September 16, 2019 (6:00 PM Agenda, 7:00 PM Agenda)
Monday, October 21, 2019 (by video conference; one meeting only at 6:00 PM)
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (one meeting only at 6:00 PM)
Monday, December, 9, 2019
Monday, February 3, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020 - Annual Meeting

Unless otherwise noted, two meetings will take place on each meeting date – the first beginning at 6:00 PM and the second beginning at 7:00 PM. Please note that videoconferencing may be used during these meetings. To access agendas and minutes from meetings prior to July 2019, please email Ms. Kinsella. For a list of our current Trustees, please visit the Our People page.