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. The
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.