Washingtonville High School is a four year public High School with an
enrollment of 1,700 students.
The village of Washingtonville is located in
the Hudson River Valley, and boasts the oldest winery in North America.
The Washingtonville Central School District
encompasses the village itself as well as many surrounding areas. Three
elementary schools, one middle school, and a renovated high school serve
the District’s 4,877 students.
Beginning in September 2000, Washingtonville
High School implemented a 4x4 block scheduling format. In simple terms,
this format has the student taking up to four full year courses in the
first semester and four different full year courses in the second
semester. Exceptions exist for our Vo-tech, Advanced Placement, Music,
Army JROTC and Resource Room programs.
POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANS
Class of 2006 (370 Graduates)...92% entered
college; 52% attended four year colleges; 40% attended two year
colleges; 7% entered the job market; 1% entered military service and
The Guidance and Counseling Department, staffed
by six counselors, two psychologists, a social worker and a student
assistance counselor, provides both day-to-day and long-term counseling,
oversees student schedules and cumulative records, offers
parent/guardian meetings, administers standardized college and career
assessment tests and the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery,
conducts and annual Financial Aid Workshop and numerous specific
interest programs throughout the regular school year. Counselors follow
their counselees through all four years of high school, using an
THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES
W.H.S. is an academic high school with a wide
variety of courses and electives offered to meet a student’s needs.
Students graduating from W.H.S. have the opportunity to earn an I.E.P.
diploma, local high school diploma, a New York State Regents endorsed
diploma, or a New York State Regents endorsed diploma with advanced
designation. Vocational Education is available to students through the
Orange/Ulster BOCES Regional Vocational Technical Center. Academic
programs are offered at the following levels:
Placement - AP
Accelerated/Enriched - A/E
Preparatory - R
Advanced Placement courses are offered in
English, Economics, US History, Calculus, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Biology, Physics,
Environmental Science and Spanish. College credit can also be earned
through Syracuse University Public Affairs (SUPA), Advanced Spanish
Grammar and Advanced French Grammar (SUNY Albany), and Statistics (SUNY