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  • College Signing Day !!! May 1st

    Seniors, bring your acceptance letters and celebrate with Ms. K in the cafeteria during lunch periods! #GreenGotIn2017  #ReachHigher  #QVSigningDay  #BetterMakeRoom

    College and Career Center
  • PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, & ENGINEERING JOB OPPORTUNITY

    HAMPTON INN @ GARDEN CITY 

    "We are looking to bring someone on to our team that is aggressively friendly, energetic and willing to learn!  Do you want to grow in the hospitality industry? Come visit us!  The perfect team member will join the Engineering department and be able to work with plumbing, electrical, problem solving, preventative maintenance, and possess guest resolution skills."

    *SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR CONTACT INFO AND HOW TO SEND YOUR RESUME.  

    Work Based Learning
  • College Now Summer 2017

    Summer 2017 College Now courses at LaGuardia Community College will be offered from July 5 to August 3. Courses offered: Thinking Critically about Education; Social and Political Philosophy; Introductory Nutrition. All courses include free tuition, a MetroCard, lunch, textbooks, and course materials. See Ms. Carpino in room 411 today! http://www.queensvoc.org/collegenow

    Queens Vocational and Technical H.S.
  • Receive College Office Updates and Reminders by Text and the Remind App

    Class of 2018: Remind App code: a49dca  -or- TEXT @a49dca to 81010

    Class of 2019: Remind App code: 6c6f3a  -or- TEXT @6c6f3a to 81010

    College and Career Center
  • Senior Class Newsletter

    The senior class newsletter is here!

    Senior Class
  • Career Day 2017

    We welcome alumni, parents, and members of the community to speak at our annual Career Day, held Friday, May 5, 2017: www.queensvoc.org/careerday

    Queens Vocational and Technical H.S.
  • Course Request 2017-2018

    Request Advanced Placement, College Now, and Honors courses for the 2017-2018 school year: www.queensvoc.org/courserequest

    Queens Vocational and Technical H.S.

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A Brief History of QVTHS

In 1920, our school began as the Queens Continuation School. It was organized to provide an education to students who had been unable to complete their formal education. At the time, facilities for providing education to these part time students were not yet available. Space was rented in a Long Island City factory to conduct classes for the students. The factory’s location, poor physical condition, and its other disadvantages were overcome by the efforts of our first principal, Charles Kiffen.

As conditions became strained due to overcrowding, plans were made to erect a building for the Queens Continuation School. The administrators decided to include vocational education as well. In 1929, our present building was completed and ready for the Continuation School and its short sessions. In 1935 the school established full session vocational classes. The curriculum for boys included Automobile Repair, Printing, Machine, Radio, Sheet Metal and Electrical Shops; for the girls, courses included Dressmaking and Beauty Culture. A Commercial Department course was available for both boys and girls.

Interscholastic sports and student activities were added through our early years. The Honor Society, Leaders’ Corps, Borough Discussion, Glee Club, and Honor Guard were among the first activities offered.

Over the years, new shop programs were added and others were either modified or discontinued as technology and workplace needs changed. Since the 1980s, we eliminated our Machine Shop and Practical Nursing programs. Our Automation program is now Computer Technology, and our Radio Mechanics program is now Pre-Engineering. The Commercial Department now teaches Virtual Enterprise, and our newest career area is Graphic Arts. Also in the 1980s, we added “Technical” to our name to reflect our status as a Career and Technical Education school.

We added a new wing in 2005 to replace our former school yard. As a continuation school, we never had a cafeteria or gymnasium until this addition. Today, Queens Vocational and Technical High School strives to offer its students preparation to enable them to graduate college and career ready. In fact, many of our career and technical education teachers are QV graduates.