Alexandria Central School District
The Alexandria Central School District is located in the heart of the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River at Alexandria Bay, NY. This resort village is situated on the US-Canadian border, just 5 miles north of the Thousand Islands International Bridge and Interstate 81. It is approximately 28 miles north of Watertown and Fort Drum, 100 miles from Syracuse, and 30 miles down river from Kingston, Ontario Canada.
The District has a K-12 population of approximately 635 students housed in one building with a staff of 75 full time personnel. The school offers many extracurricular and interscholastic activities. Eighty eight percent of our graduates enroll in schools of higher learning. The school is considered the hub of the community where most civic, social, and cultural activities are scheduled.
Local opportunities in higher education are available at Jefferson Community College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Potsdam, Syracuse University, St. Lawrence University, Clarkson University, and SUNY Canton College of Technology, as well as Queens University in Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Alexandria Central School is a k-12 building. School begins at 8:10 AM and finishes at 2:51 PM. High school periods are 43 minutes with three minutes in between periods. Bussing is provided for students who live outside of the villlage of Alexandria Bay. There is a late bus that runs every day at 3:30 PM.
High School Profile
CEEB Code: 330115 Grades 9 - 12 enrollment: 158
Class of 2012: 54 Passing Grade: 65
Class of 2013: 46
Alexandria Central School uses a numerical grade system which ranges from 1-100. A passing grade is a 65. This grade is determined by a 4/5 class average and 1/5 final test. Regents Competency Tests and Proficiency Exams are not included for consideration of course completion. In addition the A.C.S. attendance policy for course completion must be satisfied.
Grades are computed quarterly. Colleges requesting grades, ranks, and cumulative averages will be given the most current quarterly grade.
Final grade determination: Yearly average: 80% (20% each quarter), Final examination : 20%
The following conversion scale is used for students who transfer into Alexandria Central School with letter grades where no conversion scale is provided. The following scale also applies to college applications requiring conversions to 4.0 scales.
2012-2013 Course Offerings:
Art - Studio Art, Studio Printmaking, Studio Sculpture, Studio Painting, Independent Art, Ceramics I & II (ART 131 and ART 232 through Jefferson Community College)
English - English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12, AP English
Computers - Computer Science, Computer Programming, Digital Media, Intro to Micro Computers (CIS 101 through Jefferson Community College)
Foreign Language - French I (8th grade), French II, French III, French IV, FRE 121 and 122 through Jefferson Community College
Math – Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II /Trigonometry, Math 12, Occupational Math, Pre-Calculus & Calculus (MTH 185 and MTH 221 through Jefferson Community College)
Music – Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Guitar (also available as MUS 174 through Jefferson Community College), Music Theory, Chorus, and Select Chorus
Science - Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agriculture (Basic, Specialized, and Advanced), Conservation, Horticulture, Environmental Science (ENV 101 through SUNY Morrisville)
Social Studies - Global Studies 9, Global Studies 10, American History 11, JCC American History (HIS 150 and HIS 151 through Jefferson Community College), Government & Economics, Intro American Government (POL 121 through Jefferson Community College), Psychology , Sociology (SOC 144 through Jefferson Community College)
Others - Physical Education, Health, Advanced Health (HEA 101 through Jefferson Community College) Driver Education, Culture and Foods, other courses as they present themselves through Distance Learning
Alexandria Central School participates in the Jefferson EDGE program, where students are concurrently enrolled in high school courses that count for college credit. The EDGE program is NACREP (National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Programs) accredited.
NYS Regents Diploma
SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY THE CLASS OF 2008 (for first year of college):
$28,600 awarded by high school graduation from local and state
$47,500 awarded by colleges from merit and need-based selection
SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY THE CLASS OF 2009 (for first year of college):
$30,250 awarded by high school graduation from local and state organizations
$65,250 awarded by colleges from merit and need-based selection
SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY THE CLASS OF 2010 (for first year of college):
$41,750 awarded by high school graduation from local and state organizations
$181,800 awarded by colleges from merit and need-based selection
SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY THE CLASS OF 2011 (for first year of college):
$40,500 awarded by high school graduation from local and state organizations
$132,500 awarded by colleges from merit and need-based selection
SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY THE CLASS OF 2012 (for first year of college):
$27,350 awarded by high school graduation from local and state organizations
$149,600 awarded by colleges from merit and need-based selection
Colleges attended by most recent classes:
Eastern Nazarene College
Herkimer Community College
Jefferson Community College
Louisiana State Univeristy
Mohawk Valley Community College
North Country Community College
Paul Smith's College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Queen's University, ON Canada
St. Lawrence University
SUNY Stony Brook
United States Air Force Academy