Origins High School is a district public school that prepares students for success in college by building on strengths and being attentive to individual needs. We make it a priority to know students and families well through our advisory program. Our inquiry-based curriculum asks students to develop questions, conduct research, and prepare in-depth projects that exhibit their learning. Origins’ challenging liberal arts education is grounded in small group work, reading analysis, and an emphasis on writing. Students present portfolios of work to panels of teachers and community members twice a year and as a graduation requirement. At Origins, we graduate students that are active, confident learners and problem-solvers.

June Roundtables

Please join us for End of Year Roundtables on June 18th and 19th, 2014. Click on the following link to see a list of sessions and sign up or call the main office at 718-891-0037 for more details: SIGN UP HERE

June 18 – Roundtables:

9:00-12:30 – class 902 and 904 report

1:00 – 4:30 – class 901 and 903 report

June 19 – Roundtables:

9:00-12:00 – class 902 and 904 report

1:00-4:00 – class 901 and 903 report

Learning Environment Survey

If you have not already done so, please complete the Learning Environment Survey through the NYCDOE portal by using the following link: Learning Environment Survey.  Thank you for your valuable feedback.


Program Code: K05A We will be offering an information session and school tours for interested families on the following dates.  We have limited space for our tours so please register by clicking on the following link and filling out the form to reserve a spot: School Tour and Open House Registration Spring School Tours March 12 @ 9:30 March 14 @ 9:30 March 19 @ 9:30 March 20 @ 9:30 Open House and Information Session on March 18 from 5:30 – 7:00 If you have questions about enrolling at Origins, please call us at 718-891-0037 or email us at originshighschool@gmail.com.

Friday, February 14, 2014 Advisory Field Trips Postponed

Please be advised that due to inclement weather, the Origins High School advisory field trips scheduled for tomorrow, February 14, 2014, have been POSTPONED until further notice.  You will receive notification of the rescheduled date.  As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

Origins High School Parent Association Potluck

Due to inclement weather, the this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27 at 6:00 pm. We look forward to meeting and eating with all of our families! This is a time to brainstorm ideas  with the parent association, discuss agenda items and share cultural dishes.
 Please RSVP and sign up by clicking the link.


Please join us for Roundtables on December 4, 2013 from 12:30 to 4:00. Click on the following link to sign up for Roundtables: Roundtables Registration

Welcome Letter and Summer Assignments

Click on the following link to download our welcome letter and summer assignments for incoming students. Email us with any questions: Summer 2013 Welcome and Assignments

Supply List for Incoming Students

Click on the following link to download the supply list for next year: Supply List ’14-15 Contact Us: originshighschool@gmail.com or (718) 891 0037


School Hours
Our school day starts promptly at 8:47 and goes to 4:00, Monday through Thursday, and from 8:47 to 3:10 on Friday. Please make sure you arrive early to start your day with us in Morning Meeting.

Upcoming Calendar Events
June 16 - Full Day of School
June 17 - Full Day of School
June 18 - Roundtables:
9:00-12:30 - class 902 and 904 report
1:00 - 4:30 - class 901 and 903 report
June 19 - Roundtables:
9:00-12:00 - class 902 and 904 report
1:00-4:00 - class 901 and 903 report
June 20 - Integrated Algebra (morning) and Geometry (afternoon) Regents: only students sitting for the exam should report
June 23-25 - No School for Students
June 26 - All Students Report from 9:00 - 10:30: Report Cards Distributed
July 7 - July 25 - Summer School at Origins
September 4 - First Day of 2014-2015 School Year

Main Office Phone Number
You can reach us at 718-891-0037.

School Tours and Open House
Visit our enrollment page to register for our tours and open house!!

Parent Association
Join us for our first Parent Workshop: Being the Parent of a Teenager
Thursday November 21, 2013 6:00-7:00pm
PWC office, Origins High School
Following the workshop will be our next Parent Association (PA) meeting!
Where: Origins High School, Rm. 381
When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

Join our Parent Association (PA)
Click on the link below to sign up for our PA. We have many hopes and plans for PA involvement at Origins. Let us know if you would like to help organize this important part of our school and community. Sign up now: Click Here