Starting Thursday, about 125 freshman will be attending the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, one of the three new specialized high schools opening at city university campuses this week.
The high school is part of a joint program between the City University of New York and the city Department of Education, where students who score well on the Admissions Test for the Specialized Science High Schools will have an opportunity to hone their science skills.
The test has been given for decades to determine admission to the citys three elite public high schools: Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech.
Elsewhere in the city, Lehman College in the Bronx will host the High School of American Studies and City College in Harlem will have the High School for Math, Engineering and Science.
After three years, seniors will be able to take college courses and earn college credits. The students then can choose to continue at York or apply to other colleges and universities outside the CUNY system, where they may be eligible to enter as a sophomore.
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