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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.

    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