EXPLORING CAREERS THROUGH COURSEWORK
There are various courses available at the Senior High School and through BOCES that give students the opportunity to explore career interests. Students are strongly encouraged to consider these options in addition to the standard college preparatory classes required for college admission. As college admissions becomes more competitive, many college admissions officers find value in high school classes that help students become more knowledgeable of their selected career, hopefully translating to a commitment to the necessary post-secondary career preparation.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
Project Lead The Way courses are available to all students at the Senior High School. There are seven PLTW courses designed to expose students through hands-on activities to the kinds of skills needed to be successful in the engineering field. Students who have an interest in, and plan on pursuing math/science courses throughout high school, are encouraged to sign up for these courses. Click here for more information.
Students in grade 12 may also participate in the BOCES New Visions program that exposes seniors to career areas such as medicine, law, engineering, business, communications and education. New Visions is a year long program where students spend half the day (generally the morning) in different related work environments, returning to the high school in the afternoon for coursework. This is a good opportunity for students who are solid B students with general career ideas. They explore a number of specific careers within each career cluster. Click here for more information.
Occupational Education Classes
Students in grades 11 and 12 may elect to take intensive occupational training classes at the BOCES Career and Tech Center on Middle Settlement Road. Students attend half day sessions for one or two years at the Career and Tech Center for specific career skills. Click here for more information about the numerous career training programs available.
For students who are not looking for intensive career preparation, but instead would like to explore a career without a large time commitment, the Senior High curriculum offers such opportunities, including
- Digital Photography
- Exploring Humanitarian Law
- Intro. to Business
- Web Design