*You can view a PDF copy of the Hudson Falls 2023-24 Course Guide here.
Message from the Principal – Attendance
The purpose of the Academic Planning Guide is to provide a comprehensive overview of graduation requirements as well as the course offerings at Hudson Falls High School. Our district is fortunate to have many opportunities for our high school students to help them be successful in all paths of life. This planning guide should serve as a resource along with your School Counselor to help you find your best path. Course offerings are subject to change due to insufficient enrollment, scheduling, or budget constraints.
Message from the Principal
Dear High School Students and Families,
Over the past two years there have been a large number of courses and electives added to the high school in an effort to give students a more rich and diverse academic experience. We’re excited to showcase them in the 2023-24 Course Catalog and Planning Guide. Please take time to look over the catalog and all of the options carefully, keeping in mind a students’ strengths and interests. The choices that you make in this process will start to define the career path that you will take when you graduate.
School counselors review the course selection process for the next school year each winter and inform students about options. This includes required courses for graduation, electives, recently added courses and possible options for college and AP courses. Counselors will mail home course selection with the 35-week progress reports.
The class selection process is something that students must consider seriously and thoughtfully. The number of class sections available are determined by students’ course selections and must be done prior to the master schedule being built. Major changes to course selections would change the schedule drastically and can become very disruptive to the scheduling process. However, we will be sending home course selections in the beginning of July and will give you one last opportunity to make changes if you feel the need to do so. After the end of July no changes to schedules will be made until the first two weeks of school are complete and no course drops will be honored until after week five of school.
Your school counselors will be available to answer questions about schedules and both program and course options throughout the spring. In addition, I am available to answer questions and speak with students and their family members. Please feel free to contact the high school with any assistance you may need during this important academic process.
Comprehensive Attendance Policy
School attendance is both a right and a responsibility. Our district is an active partner with students and parents to ensure all students meet or exceed the New York State Learning Standards.
Consistent attendance, academic success, and receiving a diploma are all directly related. Our Comprehensive Student Attendance Policy is developed and revised as needed to support your student along that path to success. Its objective are:
- Increase school completion for all students;
- Raise student achievement and close gaps in student performance;
- Identify attendance patterns in order to design attendance improvement efforts;
- Know the whereabouts of every student for safety and other reasons;
- Verify that individual students are complying with education laws relating to compulsory attendance;
- Determine the District’s average daily attendance for state aid purposes.