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Accelerated Programs

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AP Chemistry is one of the challenging sciences courses offered at Port Jervis High School.

College Credit Opportunities

Port Jervis High School offers Honors and Advanced Placement courses and college credit for courses through Syracuse University and SUNY Orange (Orange County Community College).
The Syracuse University Project Advance Program provides qualified students with the opportunity to earn credits in college level biology, calculus, English, and psychology courses that are transferable to many colleges. Students are assessed a fee per credit by Syracuse University.


High School Advanced Placement Courses

Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn college credit in French, Spanish and English through SUNY Orange. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in U.S. History, U.S. Government, Chemistry and Environmental Science.

A comprehensive screening process has been developed to identify the students to be recommended to participate in each program. It should be noted that each program has specific guidelines and policies that are set by the college. Numerous post-secondary opportunities (two and four-year colleges and vocational/ technical/business training institutes) also exist for students.

Additional information on the college credit programs and post-secondary opportunities is available in the High School Guidance Office: 845-858-3100, Ext.  11601/11602.

High School Honors Program

Port Jervis also offers an enriched, academically challenging Honors Program for qualified high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. A comprehensive screening process identifies students for recommendation to each program. Grades earned in Honors courses carry an additional 5 point weight on each quarterly report card, up to 100. Additional points carry over to the next marking period.


Middle School AP Courses

Qualified middle school students are provided with the opportunity to take high school level credit bearing courses in the eighth grade. Accelerated programs are currently available in the areas of mathematics, foreign language, and science. Final grades earned in these courses will be recorded on the high school transcript and will be included in the computation of the student’s cumulative high school average and class rank.