Poughkeepsie High School is located at 70 Forbus Street Poughkeepsie, NY. This public school is committed to the success of each child to learn in a safe, supportive, environment. It offers excellent educational opportunities for students in 9 through 12 grades in Dutchess County, New York. Students who attend enjoy building lifelong bonds with classmates, teachers, staff, and their own community.
Studies offered are College preparatory, business and vocational programs are offered. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Spanish, Mathematics, Music and Social Studies.
The America's Choice School Design is standard based, research proven model that is currently used nationwide. To improve student test scores state wide, increase the attendance as well as the graduation rate, the District introduced the Ninth Grade Academy portion of the America's Choice School Design into the instructional program in September 2007. All entering 9th graders are a part of this Small Learning Community. The 9th grade Assistant Principal is the administrator coordinating this initiative. Teams of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers are responsible for providing instruction to particular groups of 9th grade students. They are supported by a guidance counselor, literacy coach and math coach. The preliminary data shows that these students had better attendance as well as an increased percentage passing the four core subjects as compared to last year's.