Mathematics Prep (Grade 6-8)

Grade 6-8

Cynthia McManus, MS, NYC DOE (grade 6) Yun Kim, Ph.D., NYC DOE (grade 7) Teacher TBA (grade 8)

Designed to help students develop their math problem solving abilities. Challenging topics include: fractions, decimals, percents, mean, median, mode, probability, signed numbers and word problems. Strategies are key to not only pass an exam but to truly understand the principles of math.

CLX-503 SA 6-8: 11am1-2:30pm / $260

Classes held for 11 sessions (16.5 hours) on Saturday September 21 to December 7 (skip 11/30)

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English Language Arts Prep: Essays, Grammar and Vocabulary (grades 6-8)

Cynthia McManus, MS, NYC DOE

Concentrating on grammar, punctuation, para­ graphs, development of ideas and sentence structure, students use templates and visual aids to improve writing skills. This process enables writers to successfully complete paragraphs and essays. Establish essay writing skills by learning to analyze written assignments, structure essays, organize thoughts using sophisticated vocabulary.

CLX-341 SA: 9:30-11am / $260

Classes held for 11 sessions (16.5 hours) on Saturday September 21 to December 7 (skip 11/30)

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TACH (CO-OP) Test Prep Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (grade 8)

Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools

Test Date: Nov. 9

Harold Goldberg, MA. Ed., NYC DOE

If you are an 8th grader who wants to go to a Catholic HS, this test prep is for you. Get an early start to be prepared. Develop skills and attain the knowledge to increase your performance on the test. Textbook Required: Barron's: COOP-HSPT/TACHS.

CLX-374 SA / 7 sessions (17.5 hours)/ $400 / Sat., Sept. 21-Nov. 2 @ 9-11:30am

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Specialized High School Entrance Test Prep (grade 8)

Test Date: TBA

Harold Goldberg, MA. Ed., NYC DOE

Practice SHSAT skills through learning logical reasoning, comprehension, algebra, word problems, probability, and statistics. Develop test-taking skills, learn to analyze questions and select correct answers. Textbook Required: Tutorverse: NYS SHSAT.

CLX-375                8 sessions (16 hours) / $400

RSP        Sat., 11:30am-1:30pm, Sept.21-0ct.12 & Thurs. Sept.26-0ct.17 @ 4-6pm

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Hunter College High School Test Prep (grade 6)

Harold Goldberg, MA. Ed., NYC DOE

Test Date: January 2020

Read, analyze and interpret test questions, broaden your vocabulary and increase your essay writing skills. Review mathematics and develop competence in problem solving and test taking strategies. Only those sixth graders with mandated NYS test scores of  625  or  higher  ELA  and Math  355  or  90% ERB Comprehensive Testing Program 4 • TerraNova • Stanford Achievement Test • Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP 4) • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). Parents must provide a copy of these scores to register.

CLX-370                SA / 4 sessions (12 hours) / $300 / Sat., 9am-noon, Nov. 9-Dec. 7 (skip 11/30)

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Teens College Code Academy (All teen grades)

Ivan Martinez, AAS, CIS

Do you have an interest in web design and computer science? This class will cover the basics of programming fundamentals, mobile development, robotics, web development and design. We will cover programs such as Java and Python with gaming and app development projects. Open for all skill levels.

CLX-480                SA/11 sessions (22 hours)/ $340 / Sat., 9:30-11: 30am, Sept. 21-Dec. 7 (skip 11/30)

Required Book: See website below / $23 for e-book or $35 for print & e-book

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Coding Workshop: Advanced

Jessica lngrassellino, Ed.D.

CLX-482 SP: Sat. noon-3pm

Register for Individual Workshops @ $60 Each

Pre-requisite: Student must have coding experience or be currently enrolled in CLX480

Note: Students should bring a flash drive to save code files.

Workshop 1: Introduction to Python

SP-1: Oct. 5

Introduction to text-based coding using Python. Students will build a text based calendar and a text based guessing-game. They will learn about variables, data types, conditional statements, and loops.

Workshop 2: Make a Video Game with Python

SP-2: Oct. 19

Learn about the SimpleGUI game library, a web-based platform where they can write games using Python. They will learn how to make the game "Pong", and will learn principles of game creation and construction that they can use with SimpleGUI, as well as other Python game libraries.

Workshop 3: Python for Data and Security

SP-3: Nov. 2

Learn about python concepts like list, dictionary, and string manipulation, web-based security, and how to find web-based security issues in software. This will include using Chrome debugging tools and client side JavaScript in a safe web environment to practice principles of coding as applied to web security. Students should be familiar with Python, and familiar with how to use a web browser and google to do research. They will need an email address to sign up for an account on the security practice website.

Workshop 4: Python for Robotics

SP-4: Nov. 16

Learn to apply python concepts to program and control smart objects, including lights, switches, audio, and robotics. They will have access to many materials for experimentation, and will be provided with a materials list and instructions for how to build future projects.

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FOR PARENTS: Your Teen's Social Media Persona & Their Future

Tasha Lloyd, Esq,. MS Public Policy Admin., JD

Teens share a wide range of information about themselves on social media sites. What may seem as harmless conduct may have negative consequences on their academic, personal and professional opportunities. This parent-centered workshop will prepare parents to understand the nuances and help their teens to safely navigate social media networking.

CLX-478                2 sessions (4 hours) FREE plus $20 registration fee

SA           10am-noon, Oct. 5 & 12

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Chinese Academy

Mandarin Chinese and Enrichment Classes

For information regarding Mandarin Chinese and Enrichment Classes, please contact Ms. Yang Xu:

Queensborough Community College

Continuing Education and Workforce Development

222-05 56 Avenue, Library – 118P

Bayside, NY 11364


Competitive Swim Instruction (ages 7-14)

Logan Cramer, MS, Sports Management

Coaching in various competitive swimming techniques. Style, racing dive, and turns analyzed and remediated. Time trials and information on registering and competing in local, regional swimming competitions will be provided.

PEX-750                10 sessions (10 hours) / $215

W            We d., 6-7pm, Sept. 25-Dec. 11 (skip 10/9, 16)

F              Fri., 6:30-7:30pm, Sept. 27-Dec. 6 (skip 11/29)

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Adolescent/Pre-Teen Swimming (ages 7-14)

Logan Cramer, MS, Sports Management; Vijay Mistry, BA

Participants are classified at the first session to ensure similar swim levels for each group. To enroll, a child must be able to stand in 3-1/2 feet of water.


Enjoy the water and gain skills.

PEX-748                10 sessions (10 hours) / $215

SA1        Sat., 8:30-9:30am, Sept. 28-Dec. 7 (skip 11/30) (Mistry)

SA2        Sat., 11am-noon, Sept. 28-Dec. 7 (skip 11/30) (Cramer)


To join the intermediate or advanced levels, the child should be able to float front and back, do the cross stroke, and use rhythm breathing.

PEX-749                10 sessions (10 hours) / $215

SA           Sat., 9:30-10:30am, Sept. 28-Dec. 7 (skip 11/30) (Mistry)

ZA                           Sun., 11am-noon, Sept. 29-Dec. 8 (skip 12/1) (Cramer)

W                            Wed., 7-Bpm, Sept. 25-Dec. 11 (skip 10/9, 16) (Cramer)

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Swim Club Team (ages 7-18)

Work with swim coach to improve swim techniques & practice lap swimming

Logan Cramer, MS, Sports Management

Welcome to the wonderful world of competition swimming! Our coaches will test and teach your child(ren) in various competitive  swimming techniques. Style, racing dive, and turns will be analyzed and remediation is available. Time trials and competing in local and exhibition meets will be provided.

This course also includes FREE sessions within our Community Swim program.

REQUIREMENTS: Advanced swim level, ability to swim in four (4) styles, must be competitive or above.

Parent Note: Parents who want to attend Community Swimming with their child(ren) must sign up and pay tuition & registration fee.

Schedule Note: NO make-up dates for unanticipated facilities and/or weather condition changes.

PEX-753                20 sessions (30 hours) / $305

WZA      Wed. & Sun., Sept. 25-Dec. 11 (skip 10/9, 16; 12/1), Wednesday @ 5-6pm & Sunday @ 7-9am

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Project Prize

Project Prize

The Liberty Partnerships Program, Project PRIZE, administered by the New York State Education Department, links the College with middle and high schools in the Queens community. It identifies students at risk of dropping out of school and, through various support services, increases their motivation to graduate, pursue post-secondary education and/or meaningful employment. Project PRIZE offers an Afterschool, Summer and Saturday component. The Saturday and Summer components are held at the College. Services provided include academic workshops such as math, literacy, science, test preparation, and tutoring in all subjects. Students receive college and career preparation, mentoring services, individual and family counseling and can also attend enrichment workshops such as chess, graphic design, and drama. For more information, visit Project Prize.

CUNY Explorers

As part of the Mayor’s College Access for All Initiative, the New York City Department of Education and CUNY have partnered to ensure that every middle-school student has the opportunity to visit a college campus to promote high school, college, and life success. Through age-appropriate and customized visits, CUNY reinforces the message that all students CAN GO to college, college is AFFORDABLE, and students can take steps NOW to achieve their college goals.

Students visiting QCC are given a campus tour conducted by college Visit Guides and participate in a hands-on classroom STEM activity, some of which include: Extracting DNA from a strawberry, constructing a DNA model using fun foods, and manually coding using everyday materials.  On special event days, students will also have the opportunity to tour the Holocaust Center, Art Gallery and the Nursing Department’s Virtual Hospital. 

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.