CCHS Class Profile – Class of 2018

School Overview

Colonie Central High School is a four year public school accredited by the University of the State of New York with 1,507 students and 186 staff members. In 2018, 398 students graduated, of which 330 went on to pursue higher education. Colonie Central is a comprehensive school that offers a wide variety of courses to prepare students to meet the demands of college level academic work.

Academic Programs

ENGLISH

Honors courses are available in grades 9-10. Advanced Placement courses begin in grade 11 with AP Language and Composition. Students may further their AP coursework as seniors with AP Literature and Composition or choose to take classes in conjunction with SUNY-Albany

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Cooperative college credit courses in French and Spanish are available through SUNY-Albany. Introductory college classes in Italian are also available to students in conjunction with Hudson Valley Community College.

MATHEMATICS

Advanced Placement courses are available in Calculus AB and Calculus BC. Pre-Calculus and Elementary Statistics are offered for college credit through SUNY-Albany.

SCIENCE

Advanced Placement courses are available in biology, chemistry and physics.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Advanced Placement courses are offered in World History, U.S. History and Western European History. In addition, college credit is offered in Sociology, Psychology and Macroeconomics following successful completion of the Hudson Valley Community College courses taught at CCHS.

TECHNOLOGY, ART, MUSIC

Several classes are available in conjunction with HVCC, Siena College and SUNY Adirondack. These include Architecture and Engineering, CISCO I and II, Automotive courses, Survey of Art History, Graphic Arts I and II, Digital Photography, and Introduction to Computer Science. PLTW classes are also offered through RIT. These classes include Design and Drawing for Production, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering and Architecture and Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

Note: Curricula in general engineering and biomedical engineering are offered through the nationally recognized pre-engineering program, Project Lead the Way.

Post Secondary Placement

Class of 2018

  • Four-year colleges: 44%
  • Two-year colleges: 42%
  • Vocational schools: 1%
  • Military: 1%
  • Employment: 8%
  • Undecided: 8%

Four Year Cumulative Averages

Class of 2018: Average GPA % of Students

  • 95-100: 10%
  • 90-94: 19%
  • 85-89: 20%
  • 80-84: 20%
  • 75-79: 15%
  • 70-74: 9%
  • 65-69: 3%

Class of 2018 Mean Test Results

SAT I – Evidence Based

  • Evidenced Based Reading and Writing: 553
  • Math: 583

ACT

  • Composite: 25

Other  Student Data

  • In May of 2018, 254 students completed 364 AP exams — 66 percent received a score of three or higher
  • Approximately 65 percent of the class was involved in athletics and/or student clubs and organizations
  • 53 percent of the Class of 2018 earned an Advanced Regents diploma
  • The Class of 2018 received over $2.8 million in college scholarships