NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The December 18 Board of Education meeting in the Linda E. Kelly Theater at New Rochelle High School featured a presentation on accelerated and advanced classes available to students in the secondary schools.
The presentation was offered by the principals of Isaac E. Young Middle School, Albert Leonard Middle School and New Rochelle High School. In the middle schools, advanced students are able to take high school courses such as Living Environment, Algebra and Geometry. More than 99 percent of eighth-graders who took high school Algebra last year passed the state Regents test in the subject.
New Rochelle High School offers more than 30 Advanced Placement courses and 13 college-level “dual enrollment” courses, Interim Principal Joseph Starvaggi said. The high school is expanding its advanced offerings in computer science, the intensive research AP Capstone program and mathematics offered through Syracuse University Project Advance.
The programs in all three schools are in line with the District’s Strategic Roadmap. Objective D in the roadmap says the District will strive to make rigorous coursework accessible to all and to increase the percentages of students in accelerated courses.