Washingtonville High School
54 West Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Profile
2006-2007
C.E.E.B. CODE 335-795

    

PHILOSOPHY
     We are committed to the intellectual, cultural, physical and emotional growth of our children in a safe and supportive environment. We believe that our primary responsibility is to educate all students to reach their greatest potential. We desire to have our students acquire knowledge, understanding and appreciation of nature and civilization. We endeavor to teach students the skills to make choices and to develop talents that build their self-esteem. It is our challenge that the students of Washingtonville Central School District become caring, contributing members of the community, the nation and the world.
 

GRADES 9 - 12

 
 
Mr. Michael M. Rossi
Mr. Scott A. Courter
Mrs. Lisa Raggo-Ferraro

Guidance
Mr. Scott Lerner
Mr. David Brunner
Mrs. Jodi Davis
Mrs. Jill Exarchakis
Mr. George Gebert
Mrs. Kimberly Kelly
 

Principal
Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal


Director
Counselor
Counselor
Counselor
Counselor
Counselor

 
       
ACCREDITATION
     Washingtonville High School is a four year public High School with an enrollment of 1,700 students.

THE COMMUNITY
     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.


BLOCK SCHEDULING

     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 other.


COUNSELING SERVICES

     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 alphabetical breakdown.

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:
          Advanced Placement - AP
          Accelerated/Enriched - A/E
          Regents/College Preparatory - R
          Special Education - SP

ADVANCED PLACEMENT
     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 Orange).

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Classes 2007-2010

Local/Regents Diploma

Advanced Regents Diploma

  4 credits
  4 credits
  3 credits
  3 credits
  1 credit
  1 credit
  1 credit
  2 credits
  3 credits
22 credits

English
Social Studies
Mathematics
Science
Foreign Language
Health
Art or Music
PE
Electives
TOTAL

  4 credits
  4 credits
  3 credits
  3 credits
  3 credit
  1 credit
  1 credit
  2 credits
  1 credits
22 credits

English
Social Studies
Mathematics
Science
Foreign Language*(5)
Health
Art or Music
PE
Electives
TOTAL

     In addition to passing these courses, students must earn competency on five state exams: Math, Science, Global History, US History and English. Additional state exams in Math and Science must be passed in order to earn an advanced Regents Diploma.

     * Students may also replace the three credit Foreign Language requirement with five credits of Occupational Education.

THE GRADING SYSTEM
     Grades are recorded numerically of a 100% scale. A minimum passing grade is 65. High school courses taken in Grade 8 are recorded on the high school transcript and carry credit towards graduation.
               90-100 = A
               80-89 = B
               70-79 = C
               65-69 = D
               64 or below = F

GPA & CLASS RANK
     A student’s GPA and class rank are computed every semester. All credit bearing courses are included in the GPA computation. Advanced Placement Courses are weighted at a factor of 1.1. All Accelerated, Advanced and Enriched Courses will be weighted at a factor of 1.05. Midterms and final exams are not weighted. Grades which exceed 100% are used for ranking and are reflected on a students transcript. Actual class rank is reported for each individual student.

ACT AND SAT I RESULTS
     The mean scores for students taking the SAT and ACT Standardized test are:
               2005-06    Verbal 498     Math 515     Writing 475
               2004-05    Verbal 504     Math 507
               2003-04    Verbal 496     Math 492

               2005-06    ACT Composite Average = 21.5
               2004-05    ACT Composite Average = 21.4


ACADEMICS

     Washingtonville High School is eager to recognize students that achieve academic success. These students are recognized through the use of two honor rolls, the National Honor Society, and student’s awards and recognition. The Outstanding WHS student award is given after every quarter to students chosen by each department for recognition.

     W.H.S. has also adopted an Academic and Behavioral Eligibility Program, for all co-curricular activities. Its intention is to encourage academic and behavioral success for the students of WHS.

CLUBS & INTERSCHOLASTIC PROGRAMS

Community Service Club
I Decide
Masque & Mime
Math Club
Math Honor Society
Mock Trial
National Honor Society
Newspaper Club
O.C. Academic League
Peer Leadership
Pep Band
Science Club
Science Honor Society
Ski Club
Spanish Club
Student Coalition
Student Exchange
Yearbook Club
Youth in Government

Baseball
Basketball

Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse Club
Outdoor/Indoor Track
Skiing

Soccer
Softball
Swimming/Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

CLASS OF 2006 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

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rs. Kelly and Mr. Lerner.
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