Core Curriculum Information
Our core curriculum for English Language Arts and Mathematics originates in the Common Core aligned modules from EngageNY. Our districts uses these curriculum materials and then adapts them to meet the learning needs of our students. The NYS EngageNY curriculum and resources can be viewed by following the link below.
Credit Recovery Program
Our online Credit Recovery program, administered and supported by school faculty, offers students the chance to work at an independent pace with the support of a teacher as they earn high school credits and work toward graduation. Many of our students are motivated to recover the credits they may have missed due to transitions and challenges in their lives.
Social Studies Curriculum
Our social studies curriculum is aligned with NYS Standards and Common Core Literacy Standards, and prepares students for Regents exams in Global History and Geography and US History and Government. In 12th grade, students also take a class in Economics and Government.
Our science curriculum is a combination of several components to best meet the learning needs of students. It combines NYS Regents curriculum and practice assessments and units of study from both the American Chemical Society Curriculum (ACS) / ACS Inquiry in Action and units from The Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP). The course offerings include:
- Foundations of Chemical Science
- Environmental Science
- Regents Living Environment
- Active Physics
College & Career
College & Career
Providing structured positive reinforcement and incentives motivates students to recognize and build their positive engagement in learning. In addition, students who enter the high school are encouraged to set goals for themselves and look toward college and career readiness. To that end, the high school has developed a thriving College Café. Staffed with guidance staff and teachers, the College Café offers lunch time and afterschool SAT tutoring, and college counseling which includes virtual tours of colleges, field trips to visit various colleges and universities, guidance through the application process, and college essay writing.
For English, the courses are 9-12 and add Read 180 with the text: those HS students who have been identified for remedial reading services have an ELA time block in their day dedicated to the Read 180 program. READ 180 is a research-based reading intervention program in wide use by students in grades 4–12 who read at least two years below grade level. It was created by Scholastic Corporation and is employs a workshop model in which students’ assessment data is used to inform and individualize instruction to meet each student’s reading needs.
A teacher and student learning resource that we have recently incorporated into the teaching and learning in the district. Discovery Education accelerates school districts' digital transition through comprehensive standards-based content, professional development, formative assessment, and community engagement proven to positively impact student achievement. We have both the digital streaming service and “techbooks” for middle school and high school science, mathematics, and social studies curriculum.