Academics

High School

Lexington’s high school program helps students become college and career ready. Our curriculum help students meet New York State’s learning standards and includes several dual-credit courses.

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  • High School Overview

    The High School comprises grades 9 through 12. As a registered high school program, Lexington meeds New York State standards and awards the following commencement credentials:
    • Regents diploma
    • Local diploma
    • Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) certificate
    • Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (SACC)
  • Assessments

    Students in high school take the New York State Regents exams. Students must pass five exams (e.g. mathematics, science, global history, American history, English Language Arts) to obtain a Regent's Diploma. 

    Students who are planning on applying to college take the ACT. The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions. The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. It also offers an optional direct writing test.

    Lexington offers tutoring assistance to help students prepare for the Regents Exams and the ACT. Tutoring assistance is funded by a grant from Title One of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 
  • Curriculum

    The curriculum follows the New York State Department of Education standards. Lexington offers dual credit courses through the Information and Computing Studies Department of the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID) of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Departmental course descriptions are included below.
    • English Language Arts
    • Social Studies
    • Math
    • Science
    • Career Education
    • Electives
    • NTID Dual Credit Courses
  • Extracurricular Activities & Athletics

    Extracurricular activities and athletics play an important role in the lives of teens. Participation provides opportunities to build self-esteem, develop feelings of belonging, and build self-confidence and discipline. Activities help students practice leadership skills, develop career interests, and provide connections to mentors, internships and future employers.  See our Student Life page for more information.

    -  Academic Bowl
    -  Athletic Clubs
       -  Bowling
       -  Volleyball
    -  Athletic teams
       -  Basketball (boys)
       -  Basketball (girls)
       -  Cheerleading (coed)
       -  Field & track (coed)
       -  Soccer (coed)
       -  Volleyball (girls)
       -  Wresting (coed)
    -  Blue Brights
    -  CORE (12th grade)
    -  CORE (11th grade)
    -  Drama Club
    -  Junior NAD (National Association of the Deaf)
    -  Mock Trial
    -  Multicultural Club
    -  Student Council
    -  Yearbook

  • Family Resources

    Learning is a collaborative effort between the teacher, the child and the family. Lexington offers a number of resources to help parents support their child’s development.
    • Family Liaison
    • Parent Staff Association
    • Free parent workshops
    • Back-to-School Night, parent-teacher conferences and open houses
    • Discounted fees for Lexington’s sign language classes
    • Networking with other parents through Lexington’s Parent Staff Association
  • Special Celebrations

    High school students participate in many special events throughout the year. These include:
    • Athletic and scholastic awards ceremonies
    • Deaf Awareness Week
    • Homecoming
    • Junior/Senior Tea
    • Legislative Visits
    • Pep Rallies
    • Prom
    • Spirit Weeks
  • Special Services and Classes

    The high school program is enriched by the following special services and classes:
  • Student Handbook

  • Thinking Maps

    Each classroom utilizes a research-based approach, Thinking Maps, to support learning. Thinking Maps are visual patterns linked to eight specific thought processes. By visualizing their thinking, students create concrete images that support critical and creative thinking. Thinking Maps are used throughout the entire Middle School curriculum.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the High School Program, please contact:

Frank Dattolo

Supervisor, High School & Career Education
E-mail: fdattolo@lexnyc.org
Videophone: 917-832-1680