Croton-Harmon High School
36 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Croton-Harmon High School is ranked 301 out of approximately 20,500 high schools nationally and 44th in New York State, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings for 2018. With 533 students, the high school offers a nurturing environment that seeks to meet the needs of all students in heterogeneous classes. Students have access to a wide variety of classes including 19 Advanced Placement classes, three world languages, technology, studio art and environmental science. Foreign exchange programs are available for students studying French, Spanish or Chinese. Technology is integrated into all classes and the library features a 30-foot wraparound interactive electronic wall designed to facilitate collaboration. Students interested in career and technical training may spend part of their day at the Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES’ Tech Center in Yorktown. Students also have the option of taking courses not offered at Croton-Harmon High School online through Virtual High School. The high school’s science research program allows students to work with a researcher or scientist who acts as a mentor and to carry out long-term research projects, while a similar program supports students who wish to conduct research in the humanities. Seniors also may participate in a 10-week, interest-driven internship. In addition, the school offers nearly 40 student clubs and organizations and a full array of junior varsity and varsity athletic teams.
All Croton-Harmon students will develop the habits of mind and social skills to become lifelong learners, able to contribute to the well being of society. OBJECTIVES The Croton-Harmon School District is dedicated to:
• Challenging all children to reach high expectations.
• Including parents and the wider community as partners in the educational endeavor.
• Fostering a climate of mutual respect.
• Developing student skills that will enable them to meet the challenges that lie ahead in a responsible manner.
• Teaching students to problem solve in a given domain.
• Teaching students to communicate effectively and confidently to various audiences using appropriate strategies.
• Teaching students how to listen and respond effectively.
• Teaching students to use the research process appropriately.
• Emphasizing depth of learning over breadth of curricular content.
• Individualizing teaching strategies to meet the unique educational goals of each student.
• Learning which emphasizes the interaction of students with students as well as students with teacher.
• Allowing students to progress through school based upon demonstration of mastery.
• Committing to both the entire school program and one’s particular discipline.
• Developing and maintaining an optimum learning environment through continued commitment to small class size.