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Academics

Students working with professionals

The mission of Tech Valley High School is to provide a unique and innovative student-centered educational opportunity, engage students in current emerging technologies and support the growth and economy of the region.

The distinctive environment at Tech Valley High School revolves around project-based learning. Students meet graduation requirements through an education based in real world projects, teamwork and interacting with business and community partners.

The role of technology

With a one-to-one student to networked computer ratio, students learn with and from technology. A focus on emerging technologies serves as a teaching tool and local technology experts partner with teachers to create innovative projects.

Integrated curriculum

Several classes are integrated at TVHS. For example, Global Humanities is a course in freshman and sophomore years that integrates Global History and English. Students may also study Biology and Chemistry in a course called Biochemistry. Sophomore English and American History are combined in a course called Inventing America. Economics, Entrepeneurship, Emerging Technology and Quantitative Analysis (E3Q) satisfies requirements in economics and government.

Although Tech Valley High School's academic programs and the day-to-day activities of students differ in many ways from other schools, students at Tech Valley High School will earn a Regents Diploma or an Advanced Regents Diploma, and the curriculum meets all New York state learning standards.

Students can also earn college credits for their work at Tech Valley High. Electives during students' junior and senior years include a variety of online high school courses and college courses available through University in the High School.

21st century skills

Click here for information on the physical education program at TVHS

Click here for information on how collaboration works in the education system at TVHS

Click here for the mission of TVHS

Click here for more on project-based learning

Course catalog

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