Graduation will be held on June 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. on the Athletic Complex. In the event of inclement weather, graduation ceremonies will be held in the auditorium and attendance is by ticket only. Parents of graduating seniors were mailed home ticket request applications last week. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Contact the High School Office (758-7575 x 4002) for more information.
(June 16, 2013) The Valedictorian of the Class of 2013 is Joseph Agresta, son of Marjorie Schoonover and Paul Agresta of Valatie. Joseph is an intelligent, hardworking, determined and caring young man.
Since eighth grade Joseph has taken accelerated courses. He has challenged himself with honors and advanced placement courses and is currently enrolled in New Visions: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This program is academically rigorous and highly competitive.
Joseph is a member of the Ichabod Crane High School National Honor Society Chapter. He has actively participated in the school music program, including All-County Choir and Area All-State for Choir, as well as the Crane Acting Troupe. Joseph also has volunteered his time to Habitat for Humanity and this past year was the president for the school club.
Joseph plans to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to pursue engineering .
The Salutatorian of the Class of 2013 is Jeffrey Barker, son of Mary Barker of Kinderhook and James Barker of Hudson.
Jeffrey is accomplished academically, a musician, a student-athlete and a delightful person.
Jeffrey’s numerous awards and honors are a testament to his academic record and involvement in the Ichabod Crane School community. The list of accomplishments are extraordinary: cross country, indoor track, outdoor track and field, National Honor Society, band and jazz band, the RPI Medal, the Cornell Award, the St. Michael’s Book Award, participant in the Relay for Life of Albany/Colonie, to name a few.
Jeffrey plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology to study aerospace engineering.
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 the new 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 theApplication.. 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 700 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.
(Page updated on June 14, 2013)