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Wilson's Principal
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School Profile

·           Is located on Genesee Street, south of Arnett Blvd.

·           Was recognized as one of the top 1 1/2% of U.S. public schools in terms of academic challenges for its students (Class Struggle: What's Wrong [and Right] with America's Best Public High Schools, Jay Marshall, 1998).

·           Has 87 full-time and five part-time teachers, 87% of who have Master's degrees.

·           Offers two programs for students:

The Academy of Science and Technology, which focuses on science, mathematics, computer science, and technology.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, an academically demanding curriculum based on international education standards. Successful completion of this rigorous program allows students to be considered for admission to the world's top universities, scholarships, and up to a full year’s worth of college credit. Wilson is one of only 9 public high schools in New York State to offer the IB program.

·           Offers an extensive selection of honors classes, as well as Pacesetter English and Pacesetter Spanish courses designed by the College Board.

·           Offers 15 Advanced Placement (AP) courses: English Literature, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, U.S. History & Government, European History, Latin, French, Spanish, U.S. Government & Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science AB.

·           Provides opportunities for students to take college-level courses in cooperation with the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Monroe Community College, and other colleges and universities.

·           Has the highest number of students named Urban League Black Scholars of any school in the county.

·           Offers the PRIS2M math and science program and MESH (Math, Engineering and Science Program for Hispanics).

·           Partners with Xerox Corp. in the FIRST science and technology competition.

·           Offers students the opportunity to earn the Certificate of Employability, which is endorsed by employers throughout Rochester who consider it when making hiring decisions.

·           Has an active School-Based Planning Team and Parent, Teacher, Student Association.

·           Provides an array of services for students with disabilities, including blended classes, resource support, and mainstreaming.

·           Receives extra financial support for school programs and extracurricular activities through the Wilson Alliance, a non-profit organization made up of Wilson alumni and parents whose mission is to secure funding through grants.

·           Celebrates its diversity through a number of "international" clubs, Model UN, Amnesty International, exchange programs, and foreign travel for students.

 ·       Sends 83% of its graduates to two- or four-year colleges, including Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, and Cornell.

·           Offers students extracurricular activities such as Math, Science, and Computer clubs, National Honor Society, Gospel Choir, Band, Chorus, Drama Club, Art Club, School Newspaper, Marine Biology Club, Student Government, Mock Trial Team, Masterminds, County Champion Chess Team, and City-Catholic League interscholastic sports.



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