CEEB CODE:  334008                     TACHS CODE:  220

ACCREDITATION:  St. Raymond Academy for Girls has been accredited by the NYS Board of Regents since 1965.  The Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association granted accreditation to the Academy effective May 2003.  In 2009-2010, the Academy completed the review for re-accreditation and received the renewal of certification.  

ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION:  School enrollment in 2017-2018 was 320 students:  70% Hispanic-Americans; 21% African Americans; and 9% other races.  In 2017-2018, 70% of the students were Catholic.  Admission to the Academy is decided by students' performance on the TACHS Exams, the Archdiocesan entrance examination, a personal interview, and/or Elementary School Principal's or Guidance Counselor's recommendation.

SENIORS' INFORMATION:  100% of the Senior Class graduated in June 2018.  For the Class of 2018, 100% plan to continue their post secondary education.  Ten seniors had perfect attendance for all four years!  14 seniors received NYS Regents Diplomas with Advanced Designation/Honors.  The Class of 2018 merited over 8 million dollars in scholarships and grants.  85% of the senior class took the SAT I exam.  The mean SAT score was 488:  ERW: 504; Math: 471.

AP PROGRAM:  Since 2005, students who have taken the AP Spanish Language Exam, 100% have earned qualifying scores for college credit.  Since 2008, NINE Academy students have merited the distinction of AP Scholar and FOURof those students have been cited as AP Scholars with Honor.

CALENDAR:  The fall and spring semesters total 180 school days.  This includes regular periods of subject classes, science labs as prescribed by NYS law; school and NYS Regents exam periods at the end of each semester; school holidays; observances of religious holidays and teacher conference days.

CLUBS / ACTIVITIES:  ART SHOW; ART CLUB; ATHLETIC PROGRAM:  VOLLEYBALL; BASKETBALL AND SOFTBALL; BOOK CLUB; CARITAS; CHOIR WITH ST. RAYMOND HS FOR BOYS; COLLEGE AND CAREER DAY; COLLEGE MENTORING; FASHION/TALENT SHOW; FOOD DRIVE FOR PART OF THE SOLUTION (POTS) SOUP KITCHEN; OUTREACH TO ELIZABETH SETON PEDIATRIC CENTER; SPRING BENEFIT:  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018; INTERNATIONAL DAY/INTERNATIONAL NIGHT; PARISH YOUTH GROUP; PAINT & SIP; MULTICULTURE CLUB; NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY; JOP; AFTER SCHOOL / SUMMER PROGRAMS AT CORNELL-WEILL MEDICAL CENTER AND OTHER MEDICAL FACILITIES; PRO-LIFE; PROM COMMITTEE; SACRAMENT PREPARATION; THEATER GROUP WITH BOYS' HS; SPIRIT DAY; ZUMBATHON; CHARITY IN THE CITY; SENIOR TRIP; WASHINGTON D.C. MARCH FOR LIFE; BREAST CANCER WALK-A-THON; ACADEMY MARCHING BAND:  COLOR GUARD; MARCHING BELLS, FIFES, DRUMS, TWIRLERS AND POM-POMS.  BAND REVUE: THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:  We prepare our students by providing a college preparation program and business electives.  Our small class size and 17 student/1 teacher ratio help to prepare our students to succeed in a world of technological change and global economics.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

English 4 units Religion 4 units Health 1/2 unit
Science 3 units Spanish 3 units Art/Music 1 unit
Mathematics 3 units Physical Education 2 units          Electives 2 units         
Social Studies 4 units             

26.5 units are required to graduate.  Students are expected to pass all courses, electives and Regents exams in Math, Science, English, Global History, US History and Spanish to earn a Regents Diploma.  Students enrolled in Spanish Native classes must pass the Spanish Regents exam with 85% or higher.  In order to receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, students must pass additional Regents exams in Science and Math.  Students must complete Community Service requirement as per faculty advisors.

The Grade Point Averages (GPA) for students are calculated on a 100% basis:  A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=65-69; F=below 65.

All courses except Physical Education and Guidance are averaged into the student's GPA.  All courses are of equal weight except for those indicated as Honors (H).  These courses GPA FACTOR will be 1.02 and count as one unit.  The GPA Factor for Advanced Placement Spanish is weighted as 1.05 and counts as one unit.

COURSE OFFERINGS:

Religion Religion 9 Religion 10 Religion 11 Religion 12
Mathematics CC Algebra 1  CC Geometry CC Algebra 2/Trigonometry ELECTIVE: Math 12 / Introduction to Calculus (H)
Science Earth Science Living Environment (H) General Biology General Chemistry
  Chemistry Regents (H) Environmental Science ELECTIVE:  Human Anatomy & Physiology (H)  
Spanish Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III Spanish 2 Native
  Comprehensive Spanish 3 Native (H)* ELECTIVE:  Advanced Placement Spanish Language & Culture (H) ELECTIVE:  Advanced Placement Spanish Literature & Culture (H)  
English Engish 9 English 10 Comprehensive English 11 English 12
  English 12:  Advanced Placement English LIterature & Composition English 12 Elective:  Analysis Across Literary Genres    
Social Studies Global History I Global History II United States History & Government United States History & Government Advanced Placement Exam (H)
  Particiation in Government/Economics or Constitutional Law/Honors Economics (H) ELECTIVES:  Issues through World History (H); General Psychology; Sociology     
Business Electives Personal Finance Management Business & Personal Law    
Physical Education 9, 10, 11, 12 ELECTIVE:  Fitness    
Health        
Art Studio Art ELECTIVE:  Fashion & Design Fundamentals    
Guidance 9, 10, 11, 12      

*2 UNITS IF STATE EXAM IS PASSED WITH 85% +

INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ARE AFFORDED TO EVERY STUDENT.

Faculty & Members of the National Honor Society are available for tutoring.

Afterschool SETSS classes available for eligible students.