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Admissions

 

It is an exciting time for Tech Valley High School, an innovative regional public high school that prepares students to participate in the growing high-tech and global economy.

We are set to relocate to the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) during the 2014-15 school year and build on that new location to create an even more innovative school.

TVHS will continue its mission of helping students develop 21st century skills, meet New York State learning standards in all subjects and apply their learning in real-world projects – all while nestled in the heart of the nation’s leading nanotechnology innovator. 

 

Why choose Tech Valley High?

  • 100 percent of TVHS students graduate on time.

  • 100 percent of TVHS graduates are accepted by a college.

  • 93 percent of graduates pursue further education in college – from Ivy League to community colleges and 7 percent have entered the military.

  • Nearly 50 percent of TVHS graduates are pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)-related degrees, compared to 9 percent nationwide.

  • Employment in STEM fields is projected to grow by 29 percent, adding about 2.1 million new jobs between 2010 and 2020.

  • STEM majors earn the highest starting salaries of any profession, $62,000.

  • TVHS teaches skills such as communication and collaboration that
    are needed in every career.  

  • It’s a small school. TVHS currently serves 116 students across four grades.

  • There is no cost to parents. TVHS is a regional public high school supported
    by area schools, businesses and the state.
  • Every lesson in every class is taught through hands-on learning that engages students in every facet of their education.

  • More than 180 business and higher education partners volunteer in the
    school
    and host students for internship-style learning every year.

  • “I would have given anything to get into a school like this,” Steve “Woz” Wozniak, Apple Computer co-founder, stated during a visit to TVHS

  • Every TVHS student takes geometry and the associated Regents Geometry
    Exam compared to 59 percent statewide.

  • Every TVHS student takes physics; 88 percent take the associated Regents Physics Exam compared to 18 percent statewide.

  •  All TVHS students take Mandarin Chinese language classes.

  • “Tech Valley has shaped my entire experience in college and the real world
    so far because I am miles ahead of the game,” Class of 2012 graduate
    Halle Prentice.

 

How do I apply? Click here.

Is Tech Valley High School right for me? Click here.

Click here for information on our admissions policy.

 

Lottery Information

In order to ensure equity and fairness, Tech Valley High School students are be selected by lottery each year. For information on the lottery, click here.

Information sessions

Information sessions are conducted in January and February each year and a requirement of applying to TVHS.

Applications

Applications can be picked up at individual school guidance offices starting in December of each year.  Anyone interested in attending TVHS for the upcoming year should call TVHS at 862-4960 to discuss possibilities.

 

“TVHS is one of finest high schools in the country."

- Johanna Duncan-Poitier, senior vice chancellor for community colleges & the education pipeline for SUNY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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