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1 Briarcliff High School Pocantico Hills Report October 20 th, 2008 James Kaishian, Principal

2 Briarcliff High School 654 students currently enrolled 77 students from Pocantico Hills (12%) 9 to 1 - student/faculty ratio 98% of all teachers have earned a Master Degree or higher

3 Notable Resources State of the Art Language Lab Comprehensive Writing Lab to support students at all writing levels Wireless computer access throughout the high school, 3 computer labs, 1 wireless mobile computer lab for classroom use and 25 workstations in the Library Media Center available for student use.

4 Graduating Class of 2008  98% graduated with a Regents diploma 43% Advanced Designation with Honors 29% Advanced Designation 26% Regents Diploma 2% Local Diploma  98% of the Class attending college.  Students were awarded $67,000 in academic and need based scholarships through BHS Awards and Scholarships.  In the Class of 2008, there were 6 National Merit Scholars and an additional 10 students were Commended Scholars.

5 Academics at Briarcliff High School  Advanced Courses 20 Advanced Placement courses 16 Honors Level courses Briarcliff Manor Science Research Course  Special Education 6 Collaborative courses (English and History) 22 Resource Rooms  Extended courses are offered in Math, Science, and World Languages

6  World Languages offered – Spanish, Latin French, Conversational Italian, and Mandarin Chinese  65% of upper classmen take a 4 th or 5 th year of language  97% of students take at least 4 years of Math and Science Academics at Briarcliff High School

7 Electives  English – Drama, TV Production, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Short Fiction  World Languages – Conversational Italian I and II, Mandarin Chinese  Math – Statistics, Computer Applications, Business and Finance, Finite Math, Calculus  Science – Marine Biology, Forensics, Environmental Science, Topics in Chemistry  Social Studies – Law in America, Psychology, Sociology, Global Interactions  Performing Arts – Band, Choral Music, Orchestra, Dance, Music Theory  Visual Arts – Photo I, II, and III, Digital Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture  Technology – Introduction to Java I and II, Principles of Engineering  Physical Education – Fitness through Cardiovascular & Strength Training

8 Co-curricular Clubs Academic Challenge Amnesty International National Art Honor Society Asian Club Black Latino Student Union Briarcliff Singers Briars and Ivy Chess Club Dance Club Debate Club Drama Club Environmental (Treehugger) Club Engineering Club Film Club French Club Gay Straight Alliance Habitat for Humanity Interact Club Interior Design Club Intramurals Latin Club Mathletes Mock Trial Model Congress Model UN Multicultural Club National Honor Society Newspaper – The Bulletin NYS Math Honor Society Poetry Club Spanish Club Student Council Tri-M Honor Society World of Difference Writers’ Circle Yearbook

9 Performing Arts Programs  Fall Drama  Spring Musical  Jazz Band  Pep Band  Camerata  Clifftones  Overtones  Chamber Orchestra  Garage Orchestra

10 Athletic Teams Freshmen, Junior Varsity, & Varsity levels FALL WINTER SPRING Varsity Girls Soccer Varsity Ice Hockey Varsity Softball JV Girls Soccer Varsity Girls Basketball JV Softball Modified Girls Soccer JV Girls Basketball Modified Softball Varsity Boys Soccer Varsity Boys Basketball V Boys Tennis JV Boys Soccer JV Boys Basketball JV Boys Tennis Modified Boys Soccer 9 Boys Basketball V Girls Track Varsity Field Hockey Varsity Girls Track V Boys Track JV Field Hockey Varsity Boys Track Modified Track Modified Field Hockey V Boys Swimming V Baseball Varsity Volleyball V Boys Swimming JV Baseball JV Volleyball V Wrestling 9 Baseball Modified Volleyball V Cheerleading Modified Baseball Varsity Cheerleading V Boys Lacrosse Varsity Girls Swimming JV Boys Lacrosse Varsity Girls Tennis Mod. Boys Lacrosse JV Girls Tennis V Girls Lacrosse Co-Ed Varsity Cross Country JV Girls Lacrosse Modified Cross Country Mod. Girls Lacrosse Varsity Football V Golf JV Football Modified Football

11 Programs of Interest  Senior Internship Program – students spend 6 weeks of the school year interning in an area of interest.  Foreign Exchange Program – China and Singapore

12 Pocantico Hills Student Awards School Year Valedictorian of the Class of William Cember Athletic Director’s Award - Shelby Coon, Kimberly Tracey Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award - Christopher Cruz-Guzman BHS Graduate Art Collection Award for Excellence in Visual Art - Taylor Reno Principal’s Book Award - Zehui He Harvard University Book Award - Elizabeth Cai Exceptional Musicianship Award - Christian Contreras Outstanding Musicianship Award - William Cember Excellence in Musicianship Award - Matthew Cember, Zehui He, Brett Lupi

13 Briarcliff/Scarborough Historical Society/Eileen Weber Scholarship - Samuel Castro New York State Math Honor Society – William Cember Carl Hansen Award – Gabriel Bender American Legion Award – Joshua Marrero The Award for Excellence in Latin - William Cember New York State Lottery Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship – Brett Lupi Norma P. Fey Scholarship Award - Kyle Beechum Stephen Lelewer Award – William Cember George Washington Medal for Excellence in Math & Science – Elizabeth Cai English Department Book Award for Excellence in English in Grade 12 – William Cember Elliot Award – Kyle Beechum Pocantico Hills Student Awards School Year (continued)

14 Colleges Attended by Pocantico Students Class of 2008 Binghamton University Duke University Dutchess Community College Emerson College Fairfield University Harvard University Hellenic College Indiana University at Bloomington Iona College Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus Loyola College in Maryland Manhattanville College Maryland Institute College of Art Mercy College Mohawk Valley Community College New England Conservatory of Music Northeastern University Nyack College Quinnipiac University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Springfield College State University of New York at Albany SUNY College at Potsdam University of Hartford University of Pittsburgh Westchester Community College Wheaton College

15 Distinguished Students of the Month November: Matthew Cember, Grade 10 January: Michele Greco, Grade 12 February: Steven Montana, Grade 11 April: Mkondo Chimimba, Grade September: Allante Phillips, Grade 10

16 National Honor Society Students  44 Seniors currently in NHS  8 Pocantico Students (18%)  36 Briarlciff students

17 Analysis of Standardized Assessments for the School Year

18 Enrollment Figures: Pocantico Hills and Briarcliff Pocantico Total Enrollment Grade Grade Grade Grade Total

19 Spanish III Regents

20 French III Regents

21 Latin III Regents

22 Global History and Geography Note: 99% of all BHS students who sat for the 2007 administrations of this examination met the local graduation requirement of 55% or higher. 100% of all Pocantico students who sat for the 2007 administrations of this examination met the local graduation requirement of 55% or higher.

23 US History

24 Math A Note: 100% of all BHS students who sat for the 2008 administrations of this examination met the local graduation requirement of 55% or higher. 100% of all Pocantico students who sat for the 2008 administrations of this examination met the local graduation requirement of 55% or higher.

25 Math B Note: 98% of all BHS students who sat for the 2008 administrations of this examination met the local graduation requirement of 55% or higher.

26 Living Environment Note: 100% of all BHS students who sat for the 2008 administrations of this examination met the local graduation requirement of 55% or higher. 100% of all Pocantico students who sat for the 2008 administrations of this examination met the local graduation requirement of 55% or higher.

27 Chemistry Note: 100% of all BHS students who sat for the 2008 administrations of this examination met the local graduation requirement of 55% or higher.

28 Physics

29 English Note: 99% of all BHS students who sat for the 2008 administrations of this examination met the local graduation requirement of 55% or higher. 100% of all Pocantico students who sat for the 2008 administrations of this examination met the local graduation requirement of 55% or higher

30 AP Biology

31 AP Calculus AB

32 Calculus BC

33 AP Chemistry

34 AP English Language/Composition

35 AP English Literature/Composition

36 AP Environmental Science

37 AP European History

38 AP French Language

39 AP US Government and Politics

40 AP Human Geography

41 AP Latin Vergil

42 AP Physics B

43 AP Spanish Language

44 AP Studio Art

45 AP US History

46 AP World History

47 AP Music Theory

48 AP Statistics

49 AP Macro-Economics

50 AP Computer Science A

51 SAT I Scores – Critical Reading Class of 2008

52 Sat Scores – Math Class of 2008

53 SAT Scores – Writing Class of 2008 *98% of this cohort sat for the SAT exam

54 ACT Scores Class of 2008

55 Questions/Discussion


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