Pine Bush High School offers an extensive array of challenging academic courses that provide you with the opportunity to grow intellectually while meeting and exceeding New York State graduation requirements. This planning guide has been prepared to assist you in your career planning process. As you review this guide, you will see there are required courses as well as many electives that can be taken after the required courses have been completed. Some of the electives you may want to consider are advanced placement courses, college level courses, and the Academy Program that has special interest options in the areas of law, finance, human services, and technology.
Diploma requirements are included in this planning guide to assist you in making your course selections. Remember, you are not alone when planning your academic program. Our excellent guidance staff provides you and your parents assistance in determining which courses best suit your specific needs and interests. The careful planning of your academic program is vital to your future career and success. Therefore, it is important that you review all the information in this guide and choose your course of study with your parents and guidance counselor. I am certain you will enjoy and benefit from the many academic opportunities Pine Bush High School has to offer.
Aaron Hopmayer, Principal
About the Program Planning Guide
The purpose of the Pine Bush High School Program Planning Guide is to provide a road map to a successful high school experience. The district offers many paths to success. Students are encouraged to choose the best path for themselves and evaluate that path each year.
This planning guide outlines three aspects of the high school program:
- An explanation of graduation requirements as specified by the New York State Board of Regents for local, Regents, and Advanced Regents Diplomas.
- Answers to commonly asked questions regarding various aspects of the high school program.
- A list and description of courses offered by each department.
Cooperation among parents, students and staff is important when selecting a program of study that meets the educational needs of each student. The Pine Bush High School staff will provide assistance to you in developing your program and will assist in the decision-making and problem-solving process. Student conferences are scheduled for this purpose. If you have any questions, you are urged to call the Counseling Office at (845) 744-2031, ext. 3500.