DHS Profile

DRYDEN CENTRAL SCHOOL

2017-2018 PROFILE

Enrollment:

K - 5         -     641

6 - 8         -     341

9 - 12       -     452

Dryden Schools Promote Academic Achievement and Youth Development, Preparing Students for Lives of Productive Employment, Sound Relationships, and Responsible Citizenship in Our Community and the World

 

Dryden Central School District is the second largest district in Tompkins County. Located in the eastern part of the county, it serves students from a large geographic area including the Towns of Cortlandville, Harford, Virgil, Richford, Caroline, Dryden, and Groton. Dryden is home to Tompkins Cortland Community College.

 

CURRICULUM

 

Dryden High School Diploma-A minimum of twenty-two credits is required for a Dryden High School Diploma. This includes four credits of English, four credits of Social Studies, three credits of Mathematics, three credits of Science, one credit of Art/Music, one credit of Foreign Language, one-half credit of Senior High Health, and Physical Education each year.

 

Career & Technical Studies - Dryden offers career & technical education through Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES located at 55 Warren Rd, Ithaca, NY. TST BOCES offers two New Visions Programs: Health Sciences at Cayuga Medical Center and the Biological Sciences at Cornell University. Both programs are highly selective and require an application and interview.

 

GRADPOINT courses at Dryden High School are mainly a credit recovery program, but they can be used for credit accrual to help our students graduate in a timely manner. GRADPOINT provides individualized, self-paced online instruction for high school students. It meets state and national standards, and can be used for credit accrual, dropout prevention, summer school, and credit recovery.