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We will give our students the vision to reach for the stars,
the skills and fortitude to climb the ladder,
and the wisdom to appreciate the beauty of the journey.
The Orchard Park Central School District, in partnership with families and community, will prepare our students to:
- Achieve their fullest potential
- Develop critical thinking, creativity, and character
- Become healthy, lifelong learners
- Be responsible and contributing members of an ever-changing and global society
Our belief in fostering partnerships with parents, students and the community to provide an education of distinction and excellence has led to the formulation of these Guiding Principles.
Orchard Park Central School District is a place where:
- A healthy, safe and orderly learning environment is provided.
- Resources are focused on the continuous improvement of student achievement, citizenship and character development.
- Informed decisions are made based on data analysis, educational research, and professional/community input.
- Our professional learning community is enhanced through the support of staff development, ongoing curriculum evaluation and design, effective instructional practices and technology.
- Communication, accountability, long range planning and fiscal responsibility are embraced, encouraged and shared among constituent groups.
Orchard Park High School serves approximately 1600 students in grades 9-12. The school, led by the high school principal, is organized into three houses or units of approximately 530 students in grades 9-12. Each unit is headed by a house principal with two counselors, one secretary, one attendance aide, and approximately 43 teachers. The students within each house are assigned to a core of grade level homerooms. In turn, each homeroom is assigned one of the guidance counselors located in the house office. Homerooms are kept intact throughout the student's high school career. This aspect of the house plan affords the student and family a common and continuous contact with the school through the house principal, guidance counselor, and the homeroom teacher. Students are assigned to a counselor for all four years.
House I consists of the Art, Business, Music, Special Education, Technology and Physical Education/Health departments
House II consists of the Earth Science, Mathematics and Social Studies departments.
House III consists of the Biology, Chemistry, English, Physics and Foreign Language departments.
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