Music Curriculum – High School

5532 Concert Choir This select mixed choir performs a variety of musical selections in many styles from the standard choral repertoire including NYSSMA ensemble literature and works by contemporary composers. Auditions for this ensemble take place in January but may be arranged by appointment if a student is new to the choral program. Each student …

Physical Education Curriculum – High School

8003 Physical Education 9-10 8013 Physical Education 11-12 The Physical Education program builds upon the elementary and middle school programs with emphasis on the development of advanced techniques,strategies and greater competence in performing a variety of physical activities. The program stresses cooperation, sportsmanship, safety and fair play through a variety of team, large group, small …

Science Curriculum – High School

3012 Regents Biology This course is a detailed study of many aspects of modern biology. Topics include cell biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and human biology. A minimum of 20 hours of laboratory work with satisfactory reports is required to take the Regents exam. 3000 Honors Earth Science Honors Earth Science is a detailed study of the …

Math Curriculum – High School

2009 Algebra 1 (Common Core)  Algebra 1 is the first course in a three-year Regents sequence of courses aligned to the Common Core Standards. The course culminates with the Algebra 1 Regents Exam in June. Concepts taught in this course include factoring by various methods, equation solving (linear, quadratic, and exponential), statistics, functions, systems of …

English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum – High School English Courses

The English Department strives to fulfill New York State’s charge that all students work toward college and career readiness, as defined by the new Common Core Learning Standards. The literacy expectations of the CCLS focus on student achievement in English Language Arts pertaining to developing reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills. Guilderland students …

Art Curriculum – High School

5002 Studio in Art  This is a full year foundation course with an emphasis on studio problem-based learning activities that explore the electives of the Art Dept. Students will work on a variety of project-based activities utilizing a variety of mediums, such as pencils, charcoal, pastels, water-colors, acrylic paints, pen and three-dimensional materials. Students will …

National Junior Honor Society information 2021-2022

Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character and Citizenship are the five key components for membership into the National Junior Honor Society. Only students at the eighth grade level are considered for candidacy.  Scholarship At the end of the second marking period of eighth grade, all current students achieving an a cumulative average of 90% or above, without …

2020-21 Food Service Newsletter

The 2020-21 Guilderland Schools Food Service Newsletter can be found below or you can download and print a copy here. Dear Parents/Guardians: Welcome back to a new school year!  The Guilderland school district food service staff is looking forward to serving your children nutritious, great tasting meals that support their achievements in school and promote …

GCSD community donated over 1,070 books to Project: Cameron’s Story

In February, the Guilderland Central School District community donated over 1,070 books to Project: Cameron’s Story. A special thanks to the FMS community for their generous efforts that collected 860 of the total 1,073 books! The total number collected this year from 166 sites was 24,231 books. “Thank you to everyone who donated or shared …

2020-21 Student Calendar

The general student calendar for the 2020-21 academic year was adopted by the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education on May 26, 2020.   You can download a PDF copy of the 2020-21 academic general student calendar here.  This calendar lists the following conference days and holidays: Friday, July 3, 2020 Holiday for employees Tuesday-Thursday, …

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