Small Schools, Big Learning

Numerous college-level courses

At the high school level, Schoharie offers college-level Advanced Placement (AP) and University in the High School courses that allow students to build knowledge, their transcripts and earn valuable college credits. Such courses include:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Psychology
  • University in the High School (UHS) Pre-Calculus
  • UHS Calculus I
  • UHS Spanish IV
  • UHS Financial Accounting
  • UHS Micro Computer Applications
  • UHS Business Law
  • UHS Statistics
  • UHS English Composition
  • UHS Readings in Literature
  • UHS History I & II
  • UHS Chemistry
  • UHS Multimedia Applications

Agricultural education

In addition to traditional academic offerings, the district offers unique programs such as agricultural courses, which benefit not only Schoharie students, but also those from other schools who take the SCS classes through distance learning. An active Schoharie Valley FFA chapter provides opportunities for students from SCS and surrounding districts to put their knowledge into practice while acquiring leadership and networking skills and exploring college and career options.

Career and pre-college study opportunities

Schoharie High School students seeking challenging study of the medical and legal fields may enroll in the Capital Region BOCES New Visions programs, which offer college-level courses for high school seniors. A wide array of career and technical education (CTE) programs, from foundational courses through advanced, national certification and college-level study, are available to students through the BOCES CTE schools.

New elementary curricula

At the elementary level, new math and English language arts curricula provide all types of learners with engaging learning programs. History, the arts, physical education, health – all are taught by a talented instructional staff that gets to know each student in our small school community.

STEAM, electives and more

At all grade levels, curricula and activities bolster learning in – and enjoyment of – science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

Elective courses, the performing arts, athletics, clubs and a variety of afterschool activities offer students the opportunity to pursue further interests as well as grow their interpersonal and social skills.

After-school activities

A wealth of after-school offerings including clubs, performing arts, sports teams and athletic activities keep students of all ages engaged and involved. Opportunities for parental and family involvement include elementary and high school PTSOs, a sports booster club and more.