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The Early College High School of Emergency Medicine!

The Urban Assembly Early College High School of Emergency Medicine is a college and career preparatory program where students solve novel problems with novel solutions to build the skills, knowledge, and networks to be READY for college and career. By engaging in authentic learning experiences daily in the classroom and in the field, students will develop the confidence to pursue their dreams and the character to serve their communities.

Principal's Message


Explore Our School



This program is a guided implementation model designed to support schools and districts to organize their systems and structures around the principles of Social-Emotional Development. The Urban Assembly Resilient Scholars supports the implementation, integration, and sustainability of Social Emotional Learning programs and supports. 

College & Career

The Urban Assembly Early College High School of Emergency Medicine (ECHEM) is a public Career and Technical Education high school that prepares students to engage in complex quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills with an understanding of the principles of Emergency Management. ECHEM graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary for entry into the Emergency Management field and for a college of their choice. Our students will engage with internships, collaborative simulations, student-led community training, and strong industry partnerships. We are a continuous learning community invested in understanding our students’ needs for career and college readiness and developing the personal responsibility and empowerment of our students, parents, and staff.

About Us

ECHEM's partnership with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) enables students to be dually enrolled as high school students at UASEM fulfilling high school graduation requirements while simultaneously earning 31 credits toward the Applied Associates (A.A.S) paramedic Degree at BMCC and the opportunity to become New York State Certified EMT’s.

At A Glance

  • 1st
    High School in the world focused on Emergency Management
  • 93%
    Graduation Rate
  • 325
    Students Enrolled
  • 150
    Students Received College Credits


Welcome to our school! We believe that parent participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student's education. 

In the Spotlight



On behalf of the entire UASEM community, I want you to know that we are THRILLED to welcome you all to the 2023-24 academic year and are looking forward to seeing/meeting you on the first day of school, Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 8:20 a.m.

Until then, we will host a Virtual Welcome (Back) To School Town Hall Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. At this town hall meeting you will have the opportunity to (1) meet UASEM administration and staff, (2) learn about pertinent information for the 2023-24 academic year as well as (3) engage in a Q & A session.

Please be advised that this town hall meeting is for BOTH incoming and returning students and families. I am STRONGLY encouraging returning families and students to attend as there is important information that you need to be aware of before you arrive on the first day of school.
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Governor Hochul Announces $2.46 Million to UASEM

The funding will allow UASEM to offer a new 9-14 six-year program model where students can earn a high school diploma and a no-cost, Associate’s degree in Paramedicine at The Borough of Manhattan Community College, plus obtain valuable workplace experiences and skills from our industry partner, Northwell Health (the largest Healthcare provider in NYC)

UASEM expands partnership with Northwell Health

Northwell Health will provide our students with meaningful workplace learning experiences that include ongoing mentoring by healthcare professionals, paid internships, job shadow days, coaching and mentoring, worksite visits, and guest speakers.
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American Heart Association

UASEM Hands to Heart CPR team partners with The American Heart Association for National CPR and AED Awareness Week to help promote Hands Only-CPR.
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FutureReadyNYC and Northwell Health

UASEM is a FutureReadyNYC school offering the best of college and career exploration and preparation in Healthcare -one of the fastest growing and highest paid industries in our city.
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Come Tour UASEM

The best way to experience UASEM is to come visit and meet some of the staff & students who make it extraordinary. You’ll get the feel of what it means to be a lion. Your visit will provide you an opportunity to explore our small school.

Tours are available to schedule starting the second week of September.

Welcome to Our New Website!

Thank you for visiting our new website! Please check back often as updates are made, and click on article headlines to view full stories where applicable.