Named after the first black airline pilot in the United States, August Martin High School, located in South Jamaica, Queens, is the school where “dreams take flight.” We serve over 500 high school scholars in grades 9 through 12.
At the forefront of a national movement focused on a holistic and comprehensive approach to education in urban centers, August Martin High School prioritizes scholar wellness, readiness to learn, personalized instruction, community partnerships, and family engagement. We understand that healthy minds, bodies, and relationships are critical components to leveraging better academic outcomes among high-need students.
A Message from Our Principal
Dear August Martin High School Family,
It is with great pride that I welcome everyone to our website. August Martin High School is dedicated to the belief that all scholars learn in an environment that is safe and caring. We are committed to supporting scholars see themselves in their learning by providing an educational experience rooted in social-emotional learning, culturally responsive teaching, and project-based learning. We help scholars prepare for the demands of college and careers through our Advanced Placement course offerings and our culinary and aviation programs. We take pride in nurturing strong, community relationships that allow our scholars to develop leadership skills. I strongly believe that giving our young people a platform to develop both their academic skills with opportunities to develop interpersonal skills will support them as they enter college and their careers.
AMHS is a community school that partners with our main community based organization, Child Center of New York, which provides scholars with social-emotional supports as well as internship and work-based learning opportunities. In addition, every scholar has an advisor who supports and guides them academically, emotionally, and socially. We believe in strong core values that develop our scholars into successful and active members of society.
I want to welcome all visitors to our website and encourage everyone to follow us on social media to see, firsthand, the great things happening at August Martin High School.