Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements

Majors and Courses

* In addition to the regular NY State high school requirements, students must take the following*


  • Pre-Calculus or Calculus
  • Physics
  • At least two Advanced Placement classes in Math and/or Science


  • Pre-Calculus, Calculus or Statistics
  • Advanced Placement Biology
  • Advanced Placement Chemistry


  • Advanced Placement History
  • Advanced Placement Psychology
  • Advanced Placement Sociology
  • Community Service Internship
  • SUNY Albany Criminal Justice
  • SUNY Stony Brook Journalism

Course Offerings

English: English 1- English 8, Journalism
History: US History, Global History, Participation in Government, Economics
Science: Earth, Living Environment, Chemistry, and Physics
Math: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics and Calculus
Foreign Language: Spanish
Physical Education: Gym, Dance, and Health
Media: Intro to Media, Advanced Media, Digital Cinema
Art and Music: Band, Chorus, and Art
Electives: Forensics, Environmental Science, Ceramics, Digital Art, Photography, CineBanneker
English HonorsHonor placement is made through a student application and teacher recommendation in the spring term of their 9th and 10th grade year. A minimum of 80 average in English class is required.
Advanced Placement Courses: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, World History, Macro Economics, US Government, Literature, Language, and Spanish

Advanced Placement and College Courses

Advanced Placement Courses

  • American History
  • World History
  • Psychology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • English Literature
  • English Language
  • Spanish Language
  • Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Physics
  • Music Theory
  • Capstone Research
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Chemistry
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Government and Politics
  • Computer Science
  • Art Studio

All Advanced Placement courses are rigorous and can lead to college credits depending on the exam score in May. Students must make a strong commitment to accept a workload requiring intensive reading and writing. There is a large time commitment as well. Students must show excellent work ethic with an academic history of handing in homework and projects on time as well as excellent attendance.

Once a student is accepted into a class, s/he may not withdraw from the class without first undergoing a review by a committee comprised of the Principal, Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor and teacher.

College Program

College Now/Dual Credit Partnerships: (Medgar Evers and NY City Tech)

MEC Dual Credit Partnerships: Long Island University, Joseph’s College, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Albany and Syracuse University (SUPA)