LaGuardia Community College works in partnerships with the City University of New York (CUNY), New York City community school districts, the Board of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and private colleges in New York State to educate and help prepare thousands of New Yorkers for success in college.
College Now is a CUNY initiative that enables junior and seniors in 20 Queens high
schools to take college credit and non-credit bearing courses at
LaGuardia. The Teen Academy
helps high school students transition into college. With reading, ESL,
writing, math, test prep, career exploration and college workshops, Teen
Academy will guide you from middle school to high school graduation and
college admission. Students can get the help they need to score higher
on the Specialized High School Admissions Test and on Regents exams. The
Arts Zone also includes art and design, architecture, acoustic guitar,
and electronic keyboards. The Upward Bound
Program is a partnership between LaGuardia Community College and Vassar
College to prepare low income and first generation students for
post-secondary education. Forty students from Aviation, W.C. Bryant,
International High School, Middle College, Newtown and Robert F. Wagner
high schools are sent to Vassar for the Summer Residential Program in
Poughkeepsie, NY; and the Robert F. Wagner Jr. Institute for the Arts
and Technology, located one block away from LaGuardia’s campus, provides
students with an interdisciplinary curriculum, small classes and
intensive guidance programs. For more information, contact Upward Bound at 718.482.5480, or visit us in room B234 Office O.
College for Children
provides classes to kids in kindergarten through 5th grade in phonics,
reading, writing, science, social studies and math, and prepares them
for New York State exams. Also, children can study art; learn to play
electronic keyboards or guitar; learn to speak Chinese or Spanish;
develop their acting talents, and much more. In College for Children
kids make friends and have fun too!
The Adult Learning Center
at LaGuardia is one of City University of New York's largest providers
of adult basic education, GED preparation instruction and ESL. Instruction
is given in basic reading, writing and math skills and high school
equivalency (GED) exam preparation in English and Spanish.
CUNY Catch program at LaGuardia is a transitional program, serving adolescents who
are incarcerated and preparing for release, as well as those who have
already been released. This program, which is an alliance between
LaGuardia Community College, Bronx Community College, and Medgar Evers
College, provides outreach and career counseling at Rikers Island, and
post-release services on campus. Along with the integration of learning
and work, family participation, and general health issues and referrals,
the program’s emphasis is on academic and vocational training, career
development, and preparation for entry into the labor market.
The College Prep program provides workshops and individual counseling sessions with
prospective college students about how college studies can help them
meet their personal and professional goals. GED requirements are covered
as well as general information about higher education in the U.S.
LaGuardia’s specialized GED Prep
courses, offered during the day, evening and weekends, serve the needs
of various populations, including working adults, adults interested in
health careers, veterans, people who want to get a college degree,
Spanish speakers, Deaf and hard of hearing adults, out-of-school youth,
and parents and grandparents.
Additional programs are offered via our Adult and Continuing Education division.