Port Jervis High School offers Honors and Advanced Placement
courses and college credit for courses through Syracuse University
and SUNY Orange (Orange County Community College).
The Syracuse University Project Advance Program provides qualified students with the opportunity to earn credits in college level biology, calculus, English, and psychology courses that are transferable to many colleges. Students are assessed a fee per credit by Syracuse University.
Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn college credit in French, Spanish and English through SUNY Orange. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in U.S. History, U.S. Government, Chemistry and Environmental Science.
A comprehensive screening process has been developed to identify the students to be recommended to participate in each program. It should be noted that each program has specific guidelines and policies that are set by the college. Numerous post-secondary opportunities (two and four-year colleges and vocational/ technical/business training institutes) also exist for students.
Additional information on the college credit programs and
post-secondary opportunities is available in the High School
Guidance Office: 845-858-3100, Ext. 11601/11602.
Port Jervis also offers an enriched, academically challenging Honors Program for qualified high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. A comprehensive screening process identifies students for recommendation to each program. Grades earned in Honors courses carry an additional 5 point weight on each quarterly report card, up to 100. Additional points carry over to the next marking period.
Qualified middle school students are provided with the opportunity
to take high school level credit bearing courses in the eighth
grade. Accelerated programs are currently available in the areas
of mathematics, foreign language, and science. Final grades earned
in these courses will be recorded on the high school transcript
and will be included in the computation of the student’s
cumulative high school average and class rank.