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SCHOOL CODE: 331-195

435 East Avenue     Canandaigua, NY 14424     Phone: 585-396-3810     Fax: 585-396-3869

ADMINISTRATION
Vernon Tenney, Principal
Cary Burke, Assistant Principal
Eric Jordan, Assistant Principal
Rachael Schading, Assistant Principal

COUNSELORS
Leanne Ducharme, Lead Counselor
Michelle Jones
Christopher Gietler
Kristen Kelly
Heather Pawlak
Lisa Rounds
Kristin Smith

COMMUNITY
Canandaigua, the ancient “chosen spot” of the Seneca Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy, is located at the north end of Canandaigua Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York State. The City of Canandaigua has a population of about 11,000. It is the county seat for Ontario County, the fastest growing county in the Rochester metropolitan area, located 26 miles southeast of Rochester and 5 miles from New York State Thruway exit 44. This allows for residents to be employed locally and in surrounding communities within the fields of light industry, business, trades and professions.

SCHOOL
Canandaigua Academy was founded in 1791 as a private academy for boys. Today it is a small, public city high school with a coed population of 1,166 students in grades 9-12. The 2017-18 senior enrollment includes 276 students.

ACCREDITATION

  • New York State Board of Regents

GRADING

We provide a weighted and unweighted GPA. We do not rank our students. All courses are used in the GPA calculation.

A: 90-100
B: 80-89
C: 70-79
D: 65-69
F: 0-64

Weighted GPA:
AP and IB courses receive a weight of 10 points added to the final average. College partnership courses such as Gemini and Project Lead the Way receive a weight of 5 points added to the final average. The transcript average for these courses DOES NOT include the weight. It is only factored into the Weighted Cumulative GPA for the student which can been seen at the bottom of the transcript.

CALENDAR
4 ten-week quarters
2 semesters
9 periods
42 minute periods
First semester ends January 30

REGENTS DIPLOMA
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

English - 4 Credits
Social Studies - 4 Credits
Math - 3 Credits
Science - 3 Credits
Art/Music - 1 Credit
Health - 1/2 Credit
Physical Education - 2 Credits
Second Language - 1 Credit
Electives as needed to total- 22 credits

NEW YORK STATE ADVANCED REGENTS DIPLOMA
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the Regents Diploma requirements, students must earn three credits in a second language or five credits in art, music, or occupational education. Students must also pass Regents examinations in Global History, U.S. History, English, math (a minimum of two), and Science (a minimum of two).

GRADUATION PROFILE

CLASS OF 2017
TOTAL GRADUATES:
297 GRADUATES PURSUING HIGHER EDUCATION:
47% attending 4-year colleges
32% attending 2-year colleges
OTHER:
3% attending military service
17% to employment
1% other

CLASS OF 2017

SAT MEAN:

  • 583 Evidence Based Reading and Writing
  • 592 Math

ACT MEAN:

  • 25 Composite
  • 24 English
  • 25 Science Reasoning
  • 25 Reading
  • 26 Math

Abbreviations used on Profile and Transcript include:
AP Advanced Placement
FLTCC Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center
H Honors
HL Higher Level
IB International Baccalaureate
PLTW Project Lead the Way
RCT Regents Competency Test
SL Standard Level
W Withdrew from course

NEW YORK STATE CURRICULUM
During the 2016-2017 school year, over 200 courses are available to students. Classes meet five times per week for a 42-minute instructional period with the exception of AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP U.S. History, IB English, IB Twentieth Century Topics, and IB History of the Americas which meet every other day for 84 minutes.

Accelerated Courses
(credit bearing eighth grade courses)
Algebra
Computer Applications
Earth Science
Spanish I
French I
Studio in Art 2D

Advanced Placement Courses
Biology
Calculus AB and BC
>Chemistry
Environmental Science
Language and Composition
Literature and Composition
Macro Economics
Physics 1 and 2
Psychology
Statistics
U. S. Government and Politics
U.S. History
World History

Honors Courses
Chemistry
English 9
English 10
Global History and Geography 9
Global History and Geography 10
Living Environment
Spanish III

Gemini
(Finger Lakes Community College)
Biology
Business Computer Applications
Business Organization
College Accounting
College Business Math
College Psychology
College Sociology
Data Structures

Gemini Cont.
English 101
English 103
French 201
French 202
French 203
French 204
Introduction to College Studies
Introduction to Web Design
Leadership
Pre-Calculus
Spanish 201
Spanish 202
Spanish 203
Spanish 204

International Baccalaureate Courses
Biology SL/HL
Economics SL/HL
Ecosystems and Societies SL
French SL
History of the Americas HL
English Language A1 HL
Mathematics SL
Physics SL/HL
Psychology SL
Spanish SL
Theory of Knowledge
Twentieth Century Topics HL
Visual Arts SL/HL
HL – Higher Level courses
SL – Standard Level courses

Project Lead the Way
(Pre-Engineering program with Rochester Institute of Technology)
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Computer Intergraded Manufacturing
Introduction to Engineering and Design
Digital Electronics
Engineering Design and Development
Principles of Engineering