From the Daily News:
The city has selected the four schools that are to replace the three Queens high schools being phased out - and each has its own outside-the-box curriculum.
The Hillside Arts and Letters Academy and the High School for Community Leadership are to open their doors in the Jamaica High School building in the fall.
Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability will replace Beach Channel High School and the Cambria Heights Academy will take the place of the Business, Computer Applications and Entrepreneurship High School.
The Panel for Educational Policy voted last Tuesday to phase out the three schools one year at a time, despite community opposition.
A third school is slated for Jamaica and a second one is planned for Beach Channel the following year.
Hillside plans to focus on visual arts, music and writing. The Community Leadership school will emphasize community service.
Rockaway Park's curriculum will center around environmental and social sustainability. Students can study organic foods and nutrition, green building and development, as well as renewable energy and culinary arts.
Cambria Heights Academy will focus on technology.