Early College Opportunities

Courses we offer

As of October  2021 (all programs subject to funding and university approval)

Partnerships with University at Albany and St. Francis College

*All coursework is taken during the day and the cost is absorbed by the school*

11th Grade

  • Environmental Science—all students are enrolled in this course but only those who meet St. Francis admission’s requirement.

12th Grade—

  • Reading Literature (students select this course with a prerequisite overall GPA of 83% and an 83% in English)
  • Pre- Calculus (students select this course with a prerequisite overall GPA of 83% and an 83% in Math)
  • Data Analysis

Brooklyn College College Now

Eligible students in 11th and 12th Grade earn college credits through Brooklyn College. There is no cost for the program and while students have been able to take some coursework at SPHS, students take the majority of courses on campus, which adds to the experience. Coursework is taken after school and/or on weekends.

 

Advanced Placement Opportunities (during the school day)

11th Grade

  • AP Computer Science Principles (open access taken during School-Wide Elective periods with additional required time after school)
  • AP English Language and Composition (all 11th grade students take this course) *

12th Grade

  • AP English Literature and Composition (open access to 12th Grade students who choose it)
  • AP Biology (open access to 12th Grade students who choose it)*
  • AP  Spanish Language and Composition (open access to 12th Grade students who choose it)*
  • AP Psychology (open access to 12th Grade students who choose it)*
  • AP Government (open access to 12th Grade students who choose it)*

*AP for ALL (in conjunction with Equity and Excellence initiative jointly supported by Mayor DiBlasio and Chancellor Porter)