National Honor Society
NHS is a program offered to exclusive students that have 85+ averages. In this program you receive an advantage for college, this can be considered a great achievement for high school students. In this program you must complete 30 hours of community service if your a junior and 60 hours if you are a senior. Being in this program you receive exclusive additional benefits not offered to all.
Liberty Partnership Program
The Liberty Partnerships Program, hosted at St. John's University, collaborates with administrators, parents, and guidance staff at John Adams High School to create an enriching community for our students. LPP offers academic tutoring in subjects including Earth Science, Algebra, Creative Writing and more. We constantly offer various trips and events for students to gain exposure to different colleges and industries they may be interested in pursuing. Furthermore, LPP offers a unique mentoring experience to provide personal guidance to students throughout their high school journey. LPP is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of preparing John Adams students academically for college and overall success.
To learn more visit or see Mrs . Rodriguez room 315 email:
Global Kids is a great program that guides you on how to become a leader and how to make a difference in the world. During Global Kids meetings they have many discussions. These discussions vary, for example they talk about breast cancer and other topics that can influence us to be leaders and change the world. During these meetings, Global Kids provides you with snacks. If you attend the annex building, after school you must come to the main building for Global Kids. Some of these meetings take place during your lunch period or even after school.
Drama & Music
The Drama Club at John Adams preforms many different plays. John Adams has vocal, instrumental, theatrical talent. Music students have an opportunity to participate New York State School Music Association activities while developing there instrumental and vocal skills. All performing art students will have that chance to sit for regents specific to there area of study. The Drama club performs plays based on holidays too. For Christmas and Thanksgiving there are special plays.
The mission of the John Adams High School’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is to:
Work towards a more accepting environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Initiate social action, educate, advocate, and support each other.
Fight homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and cis-sexism through the pursuit of knowledge.
Educate ourselves and our community on different sexual and gender identities issues.
Come together as a single unit to form a wall against harassment.
Our vision is to bring students together to meet new people, hang out and grasp different points of view. Through our activities we aim to reduce any feelings of isolation & depression that students may experience, whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity may be. We welcome all students to participate in our events, and to come talk about any current personal or social issues concerning bullying, harassment, prejudice, discrimination, and equality in an atmosphere of confidentiality and free of judgement. We are here to support one another, share resources, learn together, and have fun!
There are many extracurricular activities offered at John Adams High School. Some of these activities include NHS, The Mural Club, The Liberty Partnership Program, PBIS and even many sport programs. There is a Math Team and a Student Government as well as college now courses offered.
The Mural Club
The Mural Club is a extracurricular activity offered on Fridays. In the Mural Club you can receive community service for assisting in painting the walls of the school. The students of John Adams have painted many paints all across the school that represent different school elements. Each painting sends a message to the students and encourages them to do better and pursue there dreams. On the right you can see a painting off the United States that encourages the Newcomers to do better and create a great learning community and embrace diversity.
PBIS is a program that encourages students to educational environment. If you are in the PBIS program you help during fundraisers and events for the school. There are rack'em ups. These are slips given to students by teachers or directors when the students get caught doing a good deed. Students can also nominate teachers for a rack'em up. The PBIS program encourages students to also be mindful and be the solution if you see something, say something. But the most important thing to do is to be welcoming to new people and by being welcoming its just as easy as a simple smile, or giving someone a high five.
John Adams has a various amount of sport teams. Some teams include: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Bowling, Swimming, Cricket, Golf, Handball, Track, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball. John Adams is proud to say that our Basketball team won the 2012-2013 PSAL championship. Also for the cricket team on there victory in the 2013-2014 PSAL championship. On these sports teams there are coaches and teachers who motivate you to do better, not just to excel in the sport, but academically as well.
College now is a program that gives students the opportunity to take college courses while in high school and receive college credit. There are many different college now courses offered to students for example Spanish, Psychology and Health. These are just some of the courses that help you get a head start in college. You can attend up to two college courses each school year. It is recommended that you take one course each semester.
The Math Club
The math team is also an interesting college course that you can take. By taking this course, you can gain an incredibly deep understanding of numbers. You will learn geometric legal moves, the fundamental counting principal, advanced probability, pascal's triangle and many other topics.
Virtual Enterprise International is an in-school live, global business stimulation that offers students a competitive edge through project based, collaborative learning and development of 21st century skills in entrepreneurship, global business, problem solving, communication, personal finance. This program gives students an opportunity to see what its like in a business environment and see the tasks you have to complete. At John Adams there is a office environment design just like a office with computers and office essentials.