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
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.
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.
• Course catalog