Student Empowerment Programs

Student-Led Service Learning Projects

Our service-learning projects set our school apart and prepare our students to be leaders in their communities and the world! Each student completes five service-learning projects each year. These projects integrate academics, critical thinking, creativity, and leadership skills as students work together to answer questions, solve real-world problems, and raise funds for local and global causes. The students work weekly on the unit for six weeks. Throughout the six weeks each grade works on a different “Guiding Question” that support inquiry-based learning and connect to our academic curriculum.

Student Journalism

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Lunch Menu
Pledge of Allegiance
What is Happening in a classroom
Covid Updates
Day in History
Quote of the Day
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Date  QE engages students in Broadcasting & Journalism by providing students with a platform to gather information, interview sources, raise issues, report news, and share stories.  Students use digital tools to record posts for Digital News Slides and social media. Beyond that, students provide written testimonials about their learning in monthly Curriculum Newsletters. 

Student Leadership Program

QE produces socially conscious, critically minded, and globally aware student leaders. Our students make decisions to improve the school environment and policies. We empower students to be agents of change in their local and global communities. Student Leaders will host fundraisers, lead campaigns, and plan events to engage their peers, teachers, and community.

Student Learning Conferences

QE regularly solicits student feedback throughout the year as the school conducts Student Learning Conferences with groups of students to get a pulse on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and social-emotional learning. This allows the school to implement instructional approaches and techniques that are based on student choices, interests, passions, and ambitions.

Student-Led Conferences

QE invites students to all discussions related to their own learning. Individual students are included in parent-teacher conferences, IEP meetings, student support meetings, discipline hearings — any discussion in which they are the main topic. This allows students to describe their academic progress and collaborate with teachers and parents to address academic, behavioral, or social challenges.

Practice Makes Perfect

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Free Virtual Tutoring and Homework Help for PS316!

Practice Makes Purpose

Tutors available Monday through Friday 3:00pm to 7:00pm

January 31st through April 14th

Tutoring available via zoom, Facetime or Whatsapp

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The Youth Empowerment Workshop Series is focused on developing essential skills connected to personal and academic success for students. Workshops are designed to inspire and empower youth while also equipping them with various skills that will guide them in making positive and productive decisions. Topics will include discussions on methodical goal setting and execution, overcoming obstacles and building resilience as well as critical and consequential thinking. Workshops will be implemented by Richard Celestin, Esq., an experienced attorney, educator and youth advocate with over a decade of proven work with youth in and around New York City.