Learning, Teaching, and Growing - Together
© 2014 Ichabod Crane Central School District. This website was produced by the Questar III Communications Service.
William Schneider, Principal
Daniel Farley, Assistant Principal
2910 Route 9 • Valatie, NY 12184
T: 518-758-7575 • F: 518-758-7579
Juniors, sophomores and parents are encouraged to the attend College Awareness Night on Wednesday, April 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Ichabod Crane High School. Information Sessions will include a Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop, Insider’s Guide to College, The College Admission Process, College Exploration and Taking the SAT & ACT. For more information, contact the Guidance Department at (518) 758-7575, ext. 4008. View the flyer
(Feb. 28, 2014) Payment for this trip is due by March 5. Download the Parent Letter and Form
(Feb. 28, 2014) Students from the Ichabod Crane District-wide Music Department have been selected to attend the All County Music Festival at the Hudson City School District on March 5 & 7, 2014. The festival consists of students in All County Elementary Band, Junior High Chorus, and High School Band.
Students will participate in intense after school rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday under the direction of conductors from the Capital District and beyond. The all county experience will culminate in a concert on Friday, March 7. The event is free and open to the public. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Hudson City High School Auditorium. Learn More
(Feb. 28, 2014) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School senior Andrew Becker who has been selected as a Finalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Learn More
(Feb. 26, 2014) ICC High School Student Council will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the High School Gym. Walk ins welcome or make an appointment online at www.Redcrossblood.org. Please consider donating to help the Red Cross build up its blood supply for those in need.
(Feb. 25, 2014) Ichabod Crane High School has announced the honor rolls for the 2nd quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations to the students on their achievement. View Honor Rolls
(Feb. 10, 2014) Ichabod Crane boys and girls varsity basketball teams served food to the homeless at the Capital Cities Rescue Mission in Albany on February 3 and 8. Over 300 people were served by the teams. The teams also donated 24 bags of clothing to the rescue mission to assist people in need. The St. John's CYO assisted with the clothing drive by collecting four bags of coats for the needy. Great job to everyone involved! SEE PHOTOS
(Feb. 10, 2014) The HS Art Club's "Empty Bowl Supper" raised over $1,300 in donations to be given to the Valatie Food Pantry. Over 150 people attended the supper and enjoyed soup made by Master Chef Todd DiGrigoli and served by Amy O'Donnell. Thank you to everyone who supported this year's event! LEARN More
(Jan. 29, 2014) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School's boys and girls varsity basketball teams for their outstanding effort helping with the Ronald McDonald House Radiothon at Crossgates Mall on Jan. 18. This year we were able to raise $1,180.34, far surpassing last year’s total of $751.00. Next year our goal will be $1200.00. SEE PHOTOS
(Dec. 17, 2013) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School Senior Andrew Becker who earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2013, only 1,162 of 1.8 million students earned a composite score of 36. LEARN MORE
(Oct. 18, 2013) A bright yellow school bus now adorns the outside of the Transportation Department building thanks to the Ichabod Crane High School Art Club. LEARN MORE
(Sept. 20, 2013) Congratulations to Ichabod Crane High School senior Andrew Becker who has been named a semifinalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Andrew is one of 16,000 academically talented high school seniors from across the country named semifinalists who will continue on to compete for more than 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring. LEARN MORE
(Sept. 20, 2013) Ichabod Crane High School is pleased to announce the students who have been recognized by the CollegeBoard as 2013 AP Scholars. This distinction is based on their outstanding academic performance on Advanced Placement Exams. The AP Scholar award is granted to those students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Learn who the AP Scholars are, here.
To prepare for the SAT Exams, students may register for a six-session SAT Prep course. Students will learn various test taking strategies and techniques including preventing test anxiety. For more information and to register, visit the Guidance Department page.
The Ichabod Crane Safe Schools Committee has developed an informational brochure pertaining to teen alcohol and substance abuse.
The brochure, "Parents Are the Last to Know" provides practical information, as well as resources to help parents address this very important issue that touches all our lives.
To view "Parents Are the Last to Know," click here...
The Board of Education has approved a the Attendance Policy to begin in September. Students, who miss 24 class days in a full-year class and 12 days in the semester class, may lose credit. Please review theAttendance Policy. For questions, please contact the main office. This policy is reviewed with all students during the first week of school.
All students are required to complete 22 units of credit to graduate. No student is considered to be an official member of a class or in a grade homeroom without having earned the minimum number of credits. All seniors are required to be enrolled in a minimum of five classes each semester.
Today’s clothing styles can present parents with a challenge in purchasing what is deemed appropriate. However, it is important to maintain a school environment that is proper and comfortable for all of the children and adults in the building. The dress code is included in the Code of Conduct, which students receive on the first day of school.
If at any time you have questions about the High School programs, or your child’s progress, please contact us.
Parking privileges are available only to juniors and seniors who have agreed to adhere to the stipulations of our student parking agreement, and they must also attend the driving seminar. The seminar is given only a few times each year. Students do not have to have their permit or license to attend the seminar. If your student does not have their license at this time but may obtain one during the school year, they should attend the seminar, so they don’t miss out.
If your student is a junior or senior, please submit the Parking PermitApplication.. Please review the rules carefully with your child. It is important that this information is thoroughly understood by all. We never want to be in the position of a student or his/her family having to shoulder the financial burden of a vehicle being towed from school property.
Ichabod Crane is a closed campus. In accordance with our conduct code, students may not be excused on a regular basis during lunches and study halls. Our concern for students leaving is twofold. First, there is the issue of safety in terms of students on the roads in cars. They often take with them other students who may or may not be excused. Second and of equal importance, are the increasing numbers of students who are returning late or not at all for their scheduled classes. Students who leave without permission will face loss of parking privileges and/or assignment of demerits.
Ichabod Crane High School was founded in 1954, and serves a population of approximately 600 students in grades 9 -12 with a teaching faculty of 70. As part of the Ichabod Crane Central School District, the High School is located in Columbia County, approximately 26 miles southeast of Albany, NY. It is a rural-suburban community with a population of approximately 13,800. Ichabod Crane High School offers a traditional college preparatory program, as well as vocational and occupational studies. All students are encouraged to supplement their academic program with a variety of electives offered in art, instrumental and vocal music, technology, English, science, math, social studies and languages other than English. Support services and a collaborative class setting are available for students with disabilities as approved by the District Committee on Special Education. Students are encouraged to expand their educational experience by participating in the High School's robust co-curricular program, including visual and performing arts, athletics, civic and social awareness clubs and activities.