The Schoharie Central School District enrolls
approximately 900 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and
is known for its small-school, caring atmosphere and proud, close-knit
While 91 percent of the district is falls within
the Schoharie County towns of Schoharie, Wright and Esperance,
Schoharie schools also serve students living in Middleburgh and
Carlisle in eastern Schoharie County; Berne, Knox and Westerlo in
western Albany County; Charleston in Montgomery County and Duanesburg
in western Schenectady County.
The Schoharie Central School District campus is
located on State Route 30, south of I-88, near the village of
The main district building features an
interconnected elementary, junior/senior high school and central
administrative office. The elementary school includes pre-K through 6th
grades; the high school grades 7 through 12, and the administrative
office the superintendent, business office and related staff.
A separate transportation building and variety of
athletic fields and facilities round out the campus.
The center of a caring and proud community
Schoharie schools are the truly center of the community in good times and bad. Schoharie schools
offer many opportunities for parents and guardians to become involved in
their children's education and for local residents to enjoy activities from
school musicals and plays to sports and community events.
Following tropical storms Irene and Lee, the
district served as an emergency operations center, providing shelter for
local government offices and first responders and functioning as a
central resource point for services for community residents.
Faculty and staff
Schoharie Central School District's instructional staff
includes 91 teachers, as well as teaching assistants and teacher aides.
Students are also served by school psychologists, a social worker,
school counselors, nurses and non-instructional staff including
transportation, food service and buildings and grounds maintenance.
School administration includes the superintendent,
school business official, high school principal, assistant high school
principal/athletic coordinator, elementary school principal and
director of curriculum and pupil services.
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
University in the High School (UHS)
UHS Calculus I
UHS Spanish IV
UHS Financial Accounting
UHS Micro Computer Applications
UHS Business Law
UHS English Composition
UHS Readings in Literature
UHS History I & II
UHS Multimedia Applications
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
Schoharie High School students seeking challenging
study of the medical and legal fields may enroll in the Capital Region
BOCES New Visions programs, 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.
A wealth of afterschool 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.
Quality education for all
Schoharie Central School District focuses on
preparing students to meet New York State Regents graduation
requirements and provides assistance to students struggling to meet the
state's learning standards. A small school atmosphere, caring
faculty and staff and an involved community serve students well from
pre-K to graduation.
Learning is the mission of Schoharie Central
Schools. The successful completion of this mission depends on the
sincere efforts of all those involved in the educational process:
students, staff, family, and community. With an emphasis on the
value of acquiring and using knowledge for the betterment of both
the individual and society, students should graduate as
self-confident, conscientious, contributing individuals who will
continue as life-long learners.
SCS alumni take a look at Schoharie's history
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