FAQs

Got a question? Chances are we’ve heard it before, so we’ve compiled a list of answers to the questions we hear most frequently. Of course, if you don’t find the answers you’re looking for, we’re always happy to help; just give us a call.


What time does school start, and what is the bell schedule?

First period begins at 8:10 a.m., and extended learning time dismisses at 3:30 p.m. Download the bell schedule for reference. 

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My son/daughter is home sick today. How do I report an absence?

Please give us a call at (718) 528.2920 and let us know before 9 a.m. We care about the safety of our students and will contact you if your son or daughter is absent from school without an excuse.

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Do you require students to wear uniforms?

Yes. When students wear our uniform, they represent August Martin High School. Adherence to a dress code and uniform policy permits students to focus on learning, rather than fashion. We require all scholars to follow the New York City Department of Education dress code policy as stated in the Discipline Code of Conduct as well as the August Martin High School uniform policy.

Boys Uniforms:

  • Khaki or dark blue slacks with a white shirt
  • Option 1: Collared white shirt and custom tie with gold core values logo
  • Option 2:  Collared royal blue polo shirt with gold logo

Girls Uniforms:

  • Khaki or dark blue slacks with a white shirt
  • Khaki or dark blue knee-length skirt with a white shirt
  • Option 1: Collared white shirt and custom tie with gold core values logo
  • Option 2:  Collared royal blue polo shirt with gold logo
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How do I enroll at August Martin?

If you are new to New York City Public Schools, start at the NYC Department of Education New Students page to get acquainted with the registration process. Already registered at a NYC public school? Just give us a call at (718) 528.2920 ext. 3022, and we’ll get you started.

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Do you provide transportation to and from school?

We do not offer yellow school bus services. Students may travel to and from school via bus or subway at no or a reduced cost. Transportation eligibility is determined by the distance between the student’s residence and school. View the eligibility and rate matrix to see if you qualify. We distribute student MetroCards to eligible students at the beginning of each semester of the school year. Visit the Office of Pupil Transportation website for everything you need to know about student MetroCards, bus routes, and pricing.

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How do I get there on the bus or subway?

  • Subway: “A” Train to Rockaway Blvd, then transfer to the Green Bus Line Q7
  • Subway: “E” & “F” to Sutphin Blvd, then transfer to  the Jamaica Bus line Q6 or
  • Subway: “E” & “F” to Parson Blvd, then transfer to  the Jamaica Bus line Q111 & Q113
  • Bus: Green Bus Line Q7; Jamaica Bus Lines Q6, Q111 & Q113
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How and when do I apply for free meals?

It’s easy! Apply online. The process takes 15–30 minutes, and you can expect approval in less than 10 business days. We accept applications at any time throughout the school year. 

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I want to attend college or university. Can you help me with the college application and financing process?

Yes, we can! Every student has the opportunity to work and plan with a dedicated counselor throughout his/her high school years. Our counselors are well-versed and experienced on the ins and outs of applying for college and how to find the resources to make post-graduate dreams come to fruition. Visit our Plan for Success page to learn more.

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