Open House


 Our Open House was on Saturday, October 19, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

Thank you to everyone who attended, and all of our wonderful volunteers who made it happen! 

Entrance Requirements

For more information click here:  Admissions process 2018.pdf 

For the full admission rubric, click here:  admissions criteria template style 2017.pdf 

Aerospace Engineering Technology – Q60A  is an academic screened program. The following selection criteria components are used during the admissions process for Aviation Career and Technical Education High School  – Aerospace Engineering Technology – Q60A.

Aviation Maintenance Technology – Q60Q  is an academic screened program. The following selection criteria components are used during the admissions process for Aviation Career and Technical Education High School  – Aviation Maintenance Technology – Q60Q.

Both of our programs are screened programs and both of our programs utilize the same rubric below. We review & rank each student’s data as follows:


9th grade Ranking Components:



Weight (#points)









Subject Area Grades:








Social Studies


NYS Math Test Score




NYS ELA Test Score



Total Points



ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS - Neither the Q60A program or the Q60Q program uses additional components.



 We will not be giving any extra points for special circumstances.


Missing NYS ELA & Math Test Scores & Core Subject Grades:

NYS applicants – For both of our programs Aviation Career and Technical Education High School will replace missing grades or State tests, when all efforts to collect all of the components are exhausted, by distributing the % or weight of that component among the remaining components.

 Private/Parochial applicants/Out-of-State/International applicants – who do not have NY State standardized test scores will be considered if they have nationally normalized standardized examination scores, or Aviation Career and Technical Education High School  will convert other testing scores for non-NY State Exams where possible as per the High School Academic Policy Guide. In addition, Aviation Career and Technical Education High School  will contact the applicant’s current/previous school to obtain documentation (e.g. transcripts, report cards, etc.) to determine appropriate corresponding scores in order to provide the student with a rank.

 *Note you may use more than one program code*


How do I apply to Aviation High School?

Your current middle school would help you submit the NYC High School Application to the Department of Education via

If you require extra help or are attending middle school outside of the NYC Department of Education, please call the Family Welcome Center at 718-935-3500.

What if I am applying for the 10th grade, 11th or 12th grade?

As of this school year (2016-2017), transfer students are no longer  accepted due to changes applied by the Federal Aviation Administration to our programs.

Do I have to list Aviation High School as #1 on the application form?

You do not have to, but be advised that the Department of Education will also take into consideration your preference when deciding placement of students.

Do I need to take a test to get into your school?

There is no admission test for Aviation High School.

I am interested in becoming a pilot, is Aviation High School a right fit for me?

Here at Aviation High School, students study aircraft maintenance, in addition to being prepared for college. This means that all of our students learn how planes fly and learn how to fix planes.

While we do not offer a flight program, we are a great step into a pilot program after graduation.

I did not attend public school in the 7th grade. What standardized exams do I submit?

Students are not penalized for not taking standardized exams. Your application will be considered without standardized exams.

What scores do I need on the standardized exams (ELA/Reading and Mathematics) to be eligible for Aviation High School?

If you are applying for Q60A – Aerospace Engineering Technology, you will need a 3 or 4 on standardized exams.

If you are applying for Q60Q – Aircraft Maintenance, you will need a 2 to 4 on standardized exams.

How is my student's average calculated for admissions into your school?

The office of enrollment only sends us limited information. Regarding class grades, we only receive grades for math, English, Social Studies and science.

I was absent from school for an extended period of time because of illness or family issues. Will you still consider my application?

Yes. Your middle school counselor has the option of indicating that you were absent because of “Extenuating Circumstances.” If your counselor checks off that box, we do not penalize you for your absences.

When is the deadline to apply?

Deadlines are set by your current school. Please check with your middle school guidance counselor. The citywide deadline is usually around December 1.

 Will Aviation High School offer any seats in Round 2?

No. Round 2 is only for schools that did not fill all of their seats in Round 1.  Last year, we received 5,000 applications for our 500 freshmen seats.

Contact Us


Phone: (718) 361-2032 ext: 1352


High School Admissions Decisions

Please log into your account to see which school your child was accepted into.  If you disagree with the results of your child's application, please contact their current counselor at their middle school or the Family Welcome Center at 718-935-3500.

We will send out Orientation Packets by early May, to those students accepting their offer to our school.  Our Orientation Day will be on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Freshman Orientation - Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at 10 am

New Students- Did you Miss Our Freshman Orientation?

Our Freshman Orientation was held on Thursday, June 4th, 2020.  If you haven't already done so, please print the three forms below and fax them or return them to use by the first day of school.  

If you have moved (changed address) please notify your child's current school as soon as possible.  If you update your address and phone numbers with your current Middle School, we will have the correct information when your child arrives here in September.

Feel free to check back here to get the latest information regarding admissions into Aviation High School.  Have a question? Call or email our Parent Coordinator at 718-361-2032 ext. 1352/2301 or

Please see our Presentation for Orientation below:

 freshmen orientation presentation 2019 June.pdf 

Thank you for your interest in our school!

Please submit your applications to your middle school counselor before December. Placements should be mailed to you by March or April 2020.

Feel free to check back here to get the latest information regarding admissions into Aviation High School.

Final placement decisions are made by the Family Welcome Centers. If you have any questions regarding placement, or if you feel you would like to appeal the decision, you must contact them directly at 718-990-3500 or visit them in person at 28-11 Queens Plaza North, 3rd Floor.

Aviation High School - Open House