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A core belief at McKinley High School is that all students should attend a school that will enable them to be both successful and enjoy their educational program.
McKinley students participate in a Comprehensive High School which offers a trade certificate in one of seven shop areas. These diverse shop areas lead to opportunities for the development of a specific goal-oriented career path. Because of this, it is extremely important that all applicants to McKinley H.S should have a real interest in the vocational choices offered.
The percentage of students graduating with a regents diplomas has increased over the recent years at McKinley as the State and District’s standards have increased.
- 75% of students earn their regents diploma.
- 85% of graduating seniors are accepted to college.
McKinley is part of Phase IV of the five-phase Joint Schools Reconstruction Project, with a completion date in the fall of 2012. Work includes 42,875 square foot addition with a four-story classroom fronting Elmwood Avenue, a small music room, and significant cafeteria modifications.
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Programming McKinley offers a trade certificate in one of seven shop areas. Students must take a career sequence that is four years in length in addition to the regular course work required in all academic schools.
- Aquatic Ecology Program Video
- Building Trades
- Electrical Technology Program Video
- Horticulture Program Video
- Plumbing Program Video
- Sheet Metal Technology
Acceleration: In addition to receiving career and technical training, students are able to prepare for college by taking a standard college entrance program. Students may begin earning high school credits in middle school through an accelerated program in mathematics, science, and/or foreign language. Students who advance in these disciplines do so at the appropriate academic level.
Advanced Placement: At present, McKinley offers six Advanced Placement courses across curriculum areas; English Language, English Literature, US Government and Politics, US History, Studio in Art, and Environmental Science.
JROTC: The JROTC program is a high school course with regular classes during normal school hours. Learn More
21st Century Program: Provides opportunities for students to participate in unique learning experiences and lifelong wellness activities to develop socially responsible, resilient individuals who strive to become better academically and socially. Learn More
While in eighth grade, students apply to McKinley.
Typically 1500 students apply each year for specific trades and approximately 350 (23%) are accepted. Each year a handful of students are accepted into McKinley under the Comprehensive Choice Program in which students are not exposed to a vocational trade rather take a strictly academic program.
Requirements: Acceptance decisions are based on three factors:
- 7th grade final averages (core subjects)
- 8th grade 1st ten week averages (core subjects)
- Teacher evaluation: numerical evaluation on students effort, attitude, study skills, initiative, and cooperation.
After School Home of McKinley Bulldogs
Fall: Cross Country, Football,
- Winter: Boys Basketball, Bowling, Girls Basketball, Hockey, Swim Team, Girls Volleyball
- Spring: Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Tennis, Girls & Boys Soccer Home of McKinley Bulldogs
Clubs: Latin Dance Club, Newspaper, NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers), Print Club, Science Club, Yearbook, Math Team, Future Leaders, Student Council, Ski Club, Debate Team, Mass Media, PE Club, Literary Club, National Honor Society, Character Education Club, African Dance, AP English, AP Government, Bible Club, Book Club, Chorus, Drill Team, Gospel Chorus, JROTC (Raiders, Color Guard, Drill Team), Future Farmers of America (FFA), Praise Team, Dance Team, Senior Senate, Distinguished Ladies, Distinguished Gentleman
- Aquatic Ecology Program Video