Buffalo Public High School Programs

  • Buffalo Public High School Programs


    Academic Honors@ City Honors- A world class educational community of individuals living and working to their full potential. Students study a strong curriculum deigned to prepare them for further education in college.


    Academic Program @ Middle Early College High- Graduates from this 5 year educational program can earn a high school Regents Diploma and an associates degree in: Criminal Justice, Building Maintenance and Management, Business Administration, Office Technology or Computer Information Systems.


    Aquatic Ecology @ McKinley-Students study various ecosystems and their effects on humankind. Students will study the following areas: ecological concepts, water quality testing, aqua culture, wildlife management and forestry. Conservation projects include raising fish for restocking local streams, maintaining deer check stations and setting up and maintaining wildlife feeding boxes.


    Automotive Repair @ Burgard- Study includes: small engine repair, auto-body and collision, brakes, chassis, transmission and engine diagnosis and N.Y.S. inspections.


    Bio-Chemical Technology@ Hutch-Tech- This major provides students with a strong foundation for further study in scientific, medical, and pharmaceutical fields. This major is chosen after 99th grade.


    Bioinformatics @ East H.S.-This program to the creation and advancements of algorithms, computational and statistical techniques, and theory to solve formal and practical problems inspired from the management and analysis of biological data.


    Business Course @ East H.S.- This course helps with business and finance management for those students who are interested in starting their own business.


    Building Trades@ McKinley- Students will explore 3 trade areas in 99th grade and will decide which one to pursue for the last 3 years of high school.

                Carpentry- Students study the design and construction methods employed in the construction industry (drywall, doors and windows, suspended ceilings, blueprint reading, roofing, siding and framing using wood and metal.)


    Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing  (CAD/CAM)@ Burgard- An electronically oriented program where students receive instruction in machine operation, hydraulics, electronics, computer programming, and operation and repair.


    Computer Technology @ Hutch-Tech- This major provides students with a strong foundation for further study in computer science and/or computer electronics. Students prepare for careers in computer design, programming and repair. This major is chosen after 99th grade.


    Dance @ Visual and Performing Arts-Students study classical ballet, Modern Dance, Afro-American Dance, Dance History, Dance Composition and Choreography.


    Electrical Technology @ McKinley-Students learn to wire homes, businesses and industrial sites. Students receive instruction in AC/DC motor control, electronic equipment, trouble shooting, electronic equipment repair and introduction to commercial and residential wiring.


    Environmental Science @ MST- This major is an interdisciplinary academic program that integrates physical and biological science, to the study of the environment and the solution to environmental problems.


    Environmental Technology @ MST- This program is designed for students with an interest in science, math, and engineering. Students will study various ecosystems and their effects on human kind.


    Forensic Technology @ East-This program is a unique scientific discipline requiring its practitioners to have technical skills, critical thinking skills and communication skills in the area of science within the criminal justice system. 


    Gifted and Talented Program @ Frederick Law Olmsted-This program is designed to develop a new generation of leaders for the 21st century in a comprehensive college preparatory high school having a major emphasis on creativity and problem solving.


    Graphic Arts @ South Park- Students will study photography, printing, and basic graphic arts. Classes include silk screening, desktop publishing, and photo composition.


    Health Occupations Technology @ East High School- This program focuses on care-giving to the sick, the elderly and children. Students are prepared to work in hospitals, clinics, and patient’s homes with possible certification as a Personal Care Aide, Certified Nurse’s Assistant or Child Care Aide.


    Health Science/Medical Science Academy @ Riverside- Coursework will provide students with a solid foundation to pursue careers in the medical science. Individuals can expect to do their work in an office environment, laboratory, a research facility, hospital or other health care facilities.


    Health Science/Personal Training @ Riverside- Course study will focus on exercise science, nutrition, personal training scope and practice, health screening, and fitness programming. Certified personal trainers are in high demand. Work environments include health clubs, corporate environments, and from working at home. 


    Horticulture @ McKinley- Students learn about the growing distribution and maintenance of plants, soils, and flowers and their arrangements, both indoor and outdoor. Students gain extensive experience in the preparation of plants and materials for retail as well as actual retail selling. Horticulture students gain experience in three major fields of study, floriculture, greenhouse production and landscaping.


    Hospitality (Culinary Arts) @ Emerson-Students learn to manage a budget, create a menu and prepare delicious foods.  This program prepares you for career opportunities in all areas of the hospitality and food service industries. Students service the downtown food court, “Emerson Commons,” where breakfast and lunch is served daily, meetings are catered and banquets are organized.


    International Preparatory School @ Grover- Students interested in the multicultural diverse High School should be prepared to take on the challenges of a rigorous academic schedule. This is a lottery program.


    Law Program @ Bennett- Students will develop critical and analytical thinking skills while learning about the workings of our legal system. Students are required to take 3 years of Latin.


    Liberal Arts and Critical Thinking @ Leonardo da Vinci- This program uses teams of teachers who seek to link their different subjects through an inter-disciplinary, problem-centered, and/or interest centered approach. Special attention is focused on critical thinking and problem solving skills.


    Lottery Placement @ Bennett, Burgard, East, Lafayette, MST, Riverside, South Park and International Prep - Acceptance is based on space available and sibling preference. Academic performance is not considered in the decision.


    Medical Science @ Math and Science Technology (MST)- This program prepares and motivates students to pursue a career in the medical science field. 


    National Academy of Entrepreneurship @ Riverside- This programs aim is to prepare students for college and careers in the field of entrepreneurship.  Students will be introduced to concepts associated with small business start-ups.  They will be able to prepare income statements, understand marketing basics and perform cost benefit analysis.


    National Academy of Finance @ Riverside- The academy of finance will connect students with the world of financial services. Knowledge and finance can lead to many opportunities in the financial industry. Such as accounting, financial advising, insurance, commercial and investment banking, money management, and real estate. 


    Pre-Engineering @ Hutch-Tech- This major provides students with a strong foundation for further study in mechanical and structural design. The emphasis is on Computer Assisted Design (CAD)


    Printing @ McKinley- Students will learn all phases of the graphic arts trade, including the following: hot type, letterpress, offset, lithography, quick print operations, process camera, plate making, bindery operation, screen printing, desktop publishing, and electronic type setting.


    Television & Film Production @ Visual and Performing Arts- Students study technical and journalistic writing skills, public speaking and audio-visual production. Students have access to studios in school where video documentaries are scripted or taped, television programs are planned and produced, musical groups are professionally recorded with digital sound equipment and contemporary issues involving the news media are explored.


    Theatre @ Visual and Performing Arts- Students study play writing, improvisation, acting, voice and movement, theatre history, scene study, directing and technical theatre. Students also develop skills of observation, analysis, creative problem-solving and teamwork through lab, seminar and performance.


    Vocal and Instrumental Music @ Visual and Performing Arts-Students study musical styles from ancient to contemporary, learn basic music skills, (melodic, harmonic, rhythmic awareness, ) and enjoy a broad exposure to a variety of cultures through listening, performing and reading.


    Virtual Enterprise @ Bennett & South Park-Students learn about the business world by creating and running their own virtual companies, known as practice firms. Students serve as the management and employees of their practice firms and conduct business with other student- rum firms from around the world via internet.  Although, there is no actual transfer of goods or money, students conduct all the usual activities involved in operating a business.


    Visual Arts @ Visual and Performing Arts-Students study Studio in Art, Sculpture & Ceramics, Design Fiber and Fabric, Photography, Printmaking, Drawing and Art History.


    Welding@ Burgard-Students receive practice in metal forming and fabrication machinery, oxyacetylene, metallic pipe fit up, semi-automatic inert gas (SIG) welding and tungsten inert gas (IIG) welding.