Programming Philosophy

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Ms. Hall,Program Chair Assist. * * 212-496-0700x6201

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Programming Philosophy

The Program Office's main goal is to schedule students in a manner that best satisfies their educational needs in conformity with the school's dual mission:
"…to provide a balanced opportunity for students to pursue both rigorous conservatory style training, and a challenging college-preparatory academic program." This mandate must be carried out within the constraints of budgetary capability, staffing availability, and space accessibility. 

A student's program must have contain the following:

  • a minimum of 5.5 hours of instructional time (Lunch does not count toward this.)
  • a valid third period class for attendance
  • a designated lunch period
  • requested courses that fit within the confines of a ten period day, which includes lunch.
Additional recommendations follow:
  • Every student should consult the Chart of Graduation Requirements to follow his or her progress towards graduation.
  • Each student should meet with a guidance counselor once each semester to review to review his or her transcript and discuss courses that should be taken.

Disclaimer: Each student course request will be honored unless one or more of the following is true:

  • the class is oversubscribed
  • the class is eliminated due to budgetary restraints, space restraints or low registration
  • course selections conflict