Program Highlights: Francis Lewis High School offers a wide variety of specialized programs. Our Math and Science Research Institute has repeatedly received high level honors such as Siemens national finalists and Intel semi-finalists. Students may also participate in our award winning University Scholars Program, Jacob Javits Law Academy, Gateway, Sports and Heath Sciences, Forensic Science Academy, Engineering Academy, Art, Drama, Dance, and Instrumental and Choral music ensembles.
Language Classes: Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, French, Greek, Latin, Japanese, Hebrew
Advanced Placement Courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics B, Physics C, Environmental Science, Psychology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Computer Science, World History, United States History, Government and Politics, Economics: Macro, English Literature and Composition, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, French, Chinese, Japanese
Courses and Program Highlights
University Scholars (Humanities & Interdisciplinary) This program provides an honors level sequence of courses which engages students in a rigorous scholastic experience in the Liberal Arts & Humanities. Each term students are programmed for a second language or an additional English/Humanities course.
Math and Science Research (Science & Math) Our award winning Math & Science Research Institute has received high honors in the National Siemens Competition. Each term students are programmed for advanced honors level courses in authentic Science Research or advanced Mathematics & Statistics.
The Jacob Javits Law Academy is a N.Y.C. educational option program open to New York City students. This program instructs students of all law related subjects with the goal of educating them in how our justice system was developed and operates. Our student evaluation is based on examinations, projects, participation in and out of the classroom environment (i.e. Moot Court Team, Mock Trial Team, Debate Team, internships, participation in programs run by branches of the justice system, universities and the Justice Resource Center). Program evaluation will be judged by the number of students who apply for the program and the number of students who, once accepted, complete the requirements for certification. All courses are aligned to New York State Learning Standards (Social Studies, Science and English). Our course sequence includes, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Business Law, Constitutional Law, Literature and the Law, Mock Trial, Forensics I and II, Bioethics I and II and Introduction to Criminal Justice. In addition, students will be eligible to participate in various internships that are offered through various law firms, the Queens Court System. The program is supported by the law firm of Proskauer Rose, the Queens Borough President’s Office, and the Queens Court System through various programs and advisory committees. Through the College Now Program, sponsored by Queensborough Community College (CUNY), students receive college credit and waived tuition (current course: Introduction to Criminal Justice). All participating instructors are New York State certified social studies teachers and a majority have a Juris Doctorate degree.
Forensics -Students work hands-on in the collection, identification, and interpretation of physical evidence and the application of science in criminal justice. Students take part in a course of study which includes Introduction to Forensics, Crime Scene Modeling, Genetics of Forensics, and college accredited courses including our very own “CSI.”
International Studies – Students will study courses which are concerned with the study of ‘the major political, economic, social, and cultural issues that dominate the international agenda. Themes present throughout the program include globalization, international relations, migration, and global conflicts.
Virtual Enterprise – A career and technical education program that attracts a diverse group of talented, intellectually engaged students for interdisciplinary exploration in the digital media arts and entrepreneurship. The curriculum enables students to investigate innovative approaches to practice, that fosters both individual inquiry and high-level collaboration. The primary objective of the program is to prepare creative critical thinkers to become leaders in their fields.
Engineering – Students acquire and apply scientific, mathematical, and practical knowledge to design and build structures, machines, devices, and systems for the safety and needs of society. Students will prepare for careers in the fields of Robotics; and Civil, Mechanical, and Architectural Engineering. Courses include Introduction to Engineering – using Lego Mind Storm Robots; Engineering Mechanics – using Autodesk Design Suite and Robotics.
Sports Medicine/EMT – A course of study in the area of health that applies scientific knowledge to prevent, manage, and rehabilitate injuries related to sports and everyday life. Courses include Introduction to Sports Medicine, Bioethics, Anatomy, EMT, and college accredited courses. Students completing the program are certified by the American Heart Association and the Red Cross.
Science Research -Students engage in authentic science research conducting state-of-the-art research which have led to such honors as Siemens Regional Semi Finalists and Finalists, Intel Science Talent Search Semi Finalist, Young Epidemiology Finalist, Stockholm Junior Water Prize Semi Finalist among others.