2018-2019 Program of Studies

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The 2018-19 Program of Studies will again be used to create a customized educational plan for each and every student attending Pelham High School. There have been many changes over the past couple of years with the overarching theme to create a system in which students have a vested interest in developing a plan that meets their personalized educational goals.

The administration and staff at Pelham High School asks that all students take the course selection process seriously, and ask that students sign up for courses they want to be enrolled in. The master schedule is created after all students have entered their desired courses, resources are also allocated based on enrollment in a particular course. For example, if a total of 3 students sign up for a particular course that course will not run. Students and parents also need to look at requirements for the future to make sure the plan meets those requirements. For example, if a student wants to attend a competitive four year college that has a foreign language requirement the student would have to make sure that the foreign language requirement is satisfied before graduation. School counselors are available to help with this process.

The most recent school initiatives are designed to help students to become marketable in the ever changing competitive environment. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves and take a course load that helps to achieve their personal goals. I am proud of the Program of Studies and would like to thank all involved in developing and supporting this document.

Thank you,

Gary Dempsey

Principal

Pelham High School