The Team

Specialty Courses


Students in FELA have the opportunity to take SLC specific college and career readiness electives as well as general electives:





Grade 9

Educational Psychology

Grade 10

Research In Education

Grade 11

Foundations In Education 

(Offered Through St. John’s University - 3 Credits)

Learning & Development Childhood 

(Offered Through St. John’s University - 3 Credits)

Grade 12

Teaching Practicum: Curriculum In Action

Teaching Practicum: Student Teaching





  • Educational Psychology
  • Research In Education
  • Foundations In Education (Offered Through St. John’s University - 3 Credits)
  • Learning & Development Childhood (Offered Through St. John’s University - 3 Credits)
  • Teaching Practicum: Curriculum In Action
  • Teaching Practicum: Student Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Mindfulness Circle
  • Model U.N.
  • Restorative Justice
  • Select Mindfulness
  • Yearbook


  • AP Classes
  • College Now Classes


Through our partnerships, internships, and education based opportunities, students get exposure to real-world experience in the field of education and leadership. 

  • City Parks Foundation - The Learning Gardens Training Program engages high school students in five months of garden based learning, exploring topics including urban gardening, growing food and biodiversity. Students develop leadership skills and earn high school credit after completing 60 hours of instruction, with the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship with City Parks Foundation.
  • The New York Hall of Science Astro Engineers Apprenticeship - While in the program, students are trained to interact with over 400 hands on exhibits, perform science demonstrations, as well as help facilitate educational programs and workshops for younger students. In the process, participants acquire communication and leadership skills, knowledge of science and the scientific process, experience with inquiry,  as well as gain experience in teaching.
  • John Adams Student Instructional Inquiry - Students in our Small Learning Community are selected to be a part of the Instructional Inquiry team that is led by the Principal. These students work with administration, teachers and peers to make sure that the instructional focus of the school is carried out with fidelity and rigor.
  • John Adams School Leadership Team (SLT) - The SLT comprises a group of people (school staff, parents and students) who develop educational policies for their school. Students selected to this team work with other key stakeholders to provide ongoing evaluations of a school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement. By playing an active role in the school’s decision-making process, they help to make the school culture more collaborative.
  • Student Teaching - Seniors in our St. John’s University College Advantage Program and students in our Teaching Practicum class get firsthand experience in what it takes to be a teacher. Students are allowed to request a subject area they would like to observe and based on their request we match them up with a teacher within our building that they can learn from.
  • Global Kids - The Community Based Organization works closely with John Adams staff to encourage students to become global thinkers and leaders.
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS) Ambassadorship - PBIS Ambassadors serve as peer leaders, mentors and mediators and have a great impact on establishing a positive and respectful culture within the school community.  


Today's job market is abuzz with opportunities for educational leaders. Here are just a few of the fields that your scholar can explore, in their pursuit to obtain a career in education and leadership:

  • Activities Director
  • Admission Counselor/Recruiter (Police, Fire Department, Postal Service, etc.)
  • Assistant Principal
  • Camp Director
  • Career Counselor
  • Civil Service Trainer                      
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Educational Consultant
  • School Counselor
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Specialist
  • Museum Educator
  • Principal
  • Registrar and Financial Aid Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • School Teacher (Grades K-12)
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Standardized Testing Developer
  • Superintendent of Schools