• College Now

  • College Now is CUNY’s largest school-college partnership with the New York City DOE. College Now is a dual enrollment program embedded in 18 CUNY colleges and over 400 NYC high schools and enrolling over 20,000 students annually. The program offers NYC public high school students both transferable college credit courses which are aligned with first year study at CUNY, and pre-college courses and activities designed to increase academic readiness for college and promote knowledge and awareness of the college-going process.

    LaGuardia’s College Now program seeks to facilitate the high school-college transition by preparing high school students to meet CUNY benchmarks and to be academically successful and socially integrated in college. Most of our classes are held at our partner high schools. We also offer college classes on campus through our Campus Cohort program. Students who earn a minimum of two B’s in College Now courses are permitted to take regular LaGuardia courses through our College Connection program.

  • College Connection

    College Connection is a spring-semester program offered through College Now that enables a small number of students to take regularly-scheduled courses on the LaGuardia campus.Students will have the opportunity to take classes with college students and interact with the faculty. While enrolled in a college course, students may use campus facilities such as the library, computer labs, tutoring center, & the gym.

    This special opportunity enables students to choose from a wider selection of courses than is offered through College Now.


    You are eligible for this program if you:

    • Have received a grade of B or better in at least two credit-bearing LaGuardia College Now courses
    • Meet the academic requirements for the course you choose to take


    Model New York City Council

    The Model New York City Council Project is designed to enhance the public service learning and leadership skills of students in the College Now program.

    During four rigorous Saturday sessions in the fall, you will learn about the legislative process while faculty mentors train you in the art of public speaking and debate. You will discover what it means to be a member of city government as you experience it from the inside.

    On the fifth and final Saturday, you and your fellow Model City Council members will convene in the actual City Council Chamber in City Hall to debate and vote on a piece of real life legislation. After that, join elected City Council members to celebrate your accomplishment at a reception hosted by CUNY


    In order to participate, you must be:

    • A high School junior or senior
    • A current or former College Now student

    Campus Events

    Every semester, College Now students have the opportunity to spend a day at LaGuardia. The morning workshop focuses on various topics such as social justice, and majors and careers in different academic disciplines. After lunch, there is a college tour, a library session, presentation by special programs and a visit to the ID office.

    Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship

    The Myself Third scholarship program has been made possible through a generous gift provided by City College alumnus, Robert Friedman. It was established in 2002 in tribute to those who participated in the rescue effort following the World Trade Center tragedy. The purpose of the program is to encourage and reward civic involvement of high school students.

    The competition is open to New York City public high school seniors who have completed at least one college credit course in the College Now Program. ONE (1), one-time award of $10,000 will be awarded to a CUNY-bound student enrolling in either an associates or baccalaureate degree program at any of CUNY’s 17 undergraduate colleges on a full-time basis.

    For more information, please visit the the Myself Third Scholarship page./


    The Arlene Kahn Scholarship

    The Arlene Kahn Scholarship is open to students graduating high school who have completed at least one credit-bearing course through LaGuardia’s COLLEGE NOW or COLLEGE CONNECTION program, and who have chosen to begin attending LaGuardia Community College in the Fall.

    The Arlene Kahn Scholarship was established in January 2006, in memory of College Now’s devoted director. Dr. Kahn advocated tirelessly for students and sought to infuse all their learning experiences with reading and writing instruction in order to prepare them for the demands of academic life.


    Documents Needed:

    • Completed application
    • Official academic transcript
    • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or advisor
    • Typed essay on your College Now experience and your decision to attend LaGuardia Community College

    LaGuardia’s College Now Program is partnered with numerous high schools in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.


    You may contact the College Now Program at 718-482-5409 or collegenow@lagcc.cuny.edu for the most recent information on partnerships or if interested in becoming a partner school.

    Partner High School  Principal Name College Now Coordinator Contact Email Contact number
    ACADEMY FOR CAREERS IN TELEVISION AND FILM Mr. Edgar Rodriguez  Ms. Daniela Bejar         dbejar@actvf.org 718-609-3330  
    ACADEMY OF AMERICAN STUDIES Mr. William Bassell Mr. James Randle

    JRandle@schools.nyc.gov 718-433-2556  
    ACADEMY OF FINANCE & ENTERPRISE Ms. Victoria Armano Ms. Delia Leon

    delialcollege@gmail.com 718-389-3623
    AVIATION Mr. Steven R. Jackson Ms. Sharon Hoosak 

    SHoosak@schools.nyc.gov 718-361-2032
    BROOKLYN INTERNATIONAL Ms. Kathleen Rucker Ms. Lilian Ghali   lghali@schools.nyc.gov 718-643-9315
    BROOKLYN LAB  Mr. Gerard Henry Ms. Katia Belony  Kbelony@schools.nyc.gov 718-235-3592
    D79 PATHWAYS TO GRADUATION, JAMAICA  Ms. Catherine Grechkosey    Ms. Catherine Grechkosey    CGrechk@schools.nyc.gov 718-739-2100
    D79 PATHWAYS TO GRADUATION, MANHATTAN  Ms. Heather Eisenberg Ms. Heather Eisenberg Heisenb3@schools.nyc.gov 212-967-4565
    EAST-WEST SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Mr. Anthony Cromer  Mr. Brandon Silaco   Bsilaco@ewsis.org 718-353-0009
    FLUSHING Mr. Ignazio Accardi  Mr. Thomas Carlomusto
    tcarlom@schools.nyc.gov 718-888-7500
    FOREST HILLS Mr. Benjamin Sherman Ms. Carrie Sanchez 
    Csanche14@schools.nyc.gov 718-268-3137
    FRANK SINATRA Ms. Donna Finn Ms. Joanne Maglaras
    Sinatra1112@gmail.com 718-361-9920
    GROVER CLEVELAND Ms. Denise Vittor   Ms. Patrizia Crino  praneri@schools.nyc.gov 718-381-9600
    HIGH SCHOOL FOR ARTS AND BUSINESS Ms. Ana R. Zambrano-Burakov  Ms. Evelyn Acosta
    eacosta5@schools.nyc.gov 718-271-8383
    HIGH SCHOOL FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS & HUMAN SERVICES Mr. Robert A. Gentile Mr. Vincent Argiro  vargiro@schools.nyc.gov 212-780-9175
    HIGH SCHOOL OF APPLIED COMMUNICATION  Mr. Michael Weinstein Ms. Marjorie Antoine

    mantoine@schools.nyc.gov 718-389-3163
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Mr. Joseph Reed Ms. Laura Soriano
    Lsoriano@schools.nyc.gov 718-937-4270
    JAMAICA GATEWAY TO THE SCIENCES Ms. Caren Birchwood Taylor Ms. Lauren Rosen lrosen13@schools.nyc.gov 718-739-5942
    LEGACY Dr. Salvatore Ferrera Ms. Allison Pearlman   apearlman@thechildschool.org 212-223-5057
    LONG ISLAND CITY Ms. Vivian Selenikas Mr. Gregory Levine
    Glevine5@schools.nyc.gov 718-545-7095
    MANHATTAN COMPREHENSIVE NIGHT & DAY  Mr. Michael Toise  Mr. Mark Testa   mtesta2@schools.nyc.gov 212-353-2010
    MULTICULTURAL  Ms. Alexandra Hernandez Ms. Tali Kagan  Talikgn@hotmail.com 718- 827-2796
    NEWCOMERS  Mr. Orlando Sarmiento Mr. Kevin Jackson
    kjackson@schools.nyc.gov 718-937-6005
    NEWTOWN  Mr. John Ficalora Ms. Madeline Gonzalez  mgonzalez11@schools.nyc.gov 718-595-8400
    PAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL  Mr. George Badia  Ms. Shirley Torres  storres@panamericanihs.org 718-271-3602
    QUEENS COLLEGIATE Mr. Jaime Dubei Mr. Trevor Charles MrCharles@queenscollegiate.org 718-658-4016
    QUEENS METROPOLITAN Ms. Saida Rodriguez Tabone  Ms. Katherine Stalford kstalford@queensmetro.com 718-286-3600
    QUEENS VOCATIONAL Ms. Melissa Burg Ms. Lisseth Salas-Ocampo lsalaso@schools.nyc.gov 718-937-3010
    ROBERT F. WAGNER  Ms. Stephania Vu Ms. Liz Madans
    emadans@schools.nyc.gov 718-472-5671
    UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD  Ms. Elizabeth Collins Ms. Diana Tsao  Dtsao@schools.nyc.gov 212-962-4341
    WILLIAM C. BRYANT  Ms. Namita Dwarka Ms. Christina Halicos chalico@schools.nyc.gov 718-721-5404
    YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SCHOOL, ASTORIA Ms. Allison Persaud Ms. Meryem Ibrahim meryem@tywls-astoria.org 718 267-2839 
    YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SCHOOL - JAMAICA Mr. Tafari Powis tpowis@tywlsqueens.org.


    Title Name Phone Room Email
    Director Carolyn Henner Stanchina, DEA (France)  718-482-5418  E115P  cstanchina@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    Assistant Director  Ingrid C. Dearborn, MSED  718-482-5437  E115N  ideleon@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    Coordinator  Leslie A. Bialecki, MSW  718-482-5366  E115L  leperez@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    Data Manager  Mario Pena, B.S.  718-482-5636  E115D  mpena@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    Office Manager  Jacqueline Liriano, A.A.S  718-482-5409  E115  jliriano@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    College Assistant  Elizabeth Frederickson  718-482-5409  E115  efrederickson@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    College Assistant  Roxana Contrenas  718-482-5409  E115  rcontreras@lagcc.cuny.edu 

    CSE120: Reading Biographies in Science
    July 2– August 2, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (No Friday classes, except Friday July 6)


    Interested in STEM but not sure which field? Join us this summer to strengthen your reading skills and participate in 5 different STEM labs. You will:

    • Read biographies of famous scientists and the science concepts connected to your labs.
    • Experience a different field in STEM every week, including Biology, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry and Psychology.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • 65+ ELA Regents or 75 GPA English and Social Studies
    • You must be a rising high school junior or senior

    Application


    HUP102: Thinking Critically about Social Justice
    July 2– August 2, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (No Friday classes, except Friday July 6)Textbooks and materials provided. Free lunch and MetroCard.


    Join us to:

    • Learn the vital skills of a Critical Thinker.
    • Explore & reflect on relevant social justice issues, including education inequality, mass incarceration, athletes and activism, gender inequality, and more.
    • Participate in activities and discussions based on relevant documentaries and videos.
    • Present group projects.
    • Earn 3 college credits.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • 65+ ELA Regents or 75 GPA English and Social Studies
    • You must be a rising high school junior or senior

    Application


    HUP106: Making a World of Difference: Social and Political Philosophy
    July 2– August 2, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (No Friday classes, except Friday July 6)Textbooks and materials provided. Free lunch and MetroCard.


    Join us to:


    Eligibility Requirements

    • 75+ ELA Regents.
    • You must be a rising high school junior or senior.
    • Priority will be given to students that have completed ENG101, Sociology or Global Politics.

    Application


    MAT115: College Algebra and Trigonometry: Real World Engineering Problems and Solutions
    July 2– August 2, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (No Friday classes, except Friday July 6)Textbooks and materials provided. Free lunch and MetroCard.


    Join us to:

    • Earn 3 credits in MAT115: College Algebra and Trigonometry.
    • Work in teams on real-life projects in the LaGuardia Engineering Lab every afternoon.
    • Explore topics in dimensional analysis, conservation of energy, forces and motion.
    • Design a “zero energy” home.
    • Create Robots.
    • Use AUTO CAD and a 3-D Printer.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • • 75+ Common Core Algebra Regents.
    • You must be a rising high school junior or senior.

    Application


    SCD200: Introductory Nutrition
    July 2– August 2, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (No Friday classes, except Friday July 6)Textbooks and materials provided. Free lunch and MetroCard.


    This summer, study with two experienced professional dieticians to:

    • Explore nutrition science: biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology.
    • Understand the role of environment, food, nutrition and lifestyle choice in health promotion and disease prevention.
    • Complete a diet history project and more!
    • Earn 3 college credits, free!

    Eligibility Requirements

    • 75+ ELA Regents.
    • You must be a rising high school junior or senior.
    • Priority given to students who have taken a college-level biology class.

    Application