Rensselaer Jr-Sr High School serves a population of approximately 458 students in grades 7-12 with a teaching faculty of 37. As part of the Rensselaer City School District, the Jr-Sr High School is located in Rensselaer County across the river from Albany, NY, the state capital. Rensselaer is a small city community with a population of approximately 7,800.
Rensselaer Jr-Sr High School offers a traditional college preparatory program, as well as opportunities for vocational and technological studies through the Project Lead The Way Program. All students are encouraged to supplement their academic program with a variety of electives in instrumental and vocal music, technology, business education, social studies, math, and family and consumer science. In addition, students at Rensselaer Jr-Sr High School have the opportunity to earn 29 college credits through the University at Albany’s University in the High School Program and Hudson Valley Community College’s College in the High School Program. Furthermore, counseling services are available to all students and a collaborative setting is available for students with disabilities as approved by the Committee on Special Education. Students are encouraged to expand their educational experience by participating in the school’s co-curricular program including athletics, drama, and civic and social awareness clubs and activities.
Principal's Message - March 2013
March Web Message
This month, the Student Council has planned an Anti-Bullying Campaign for all students. As many know, bullying has become a major concern in and out schools. Our Student Council will work to raise awareness among all students through shared information and announcements, special speakers and a celebration of our student involvement in many activities throughout the school.
The week of March 11 – 15 will be the Anti-bullying Campaign Week. Students have organized a week of activities including anti-bullying announcements, local and state speakers – the former Miss New York and local anti-bullying speaker, Dr. Birchak. All students will be challenged to participate in committing 27 acts of kindness throughout the week. The week will end with a pep rally to celebrate all school activities and student involvement.