Award Year: 2017

Maple Hill High School

1216 Maple Hill Road
Castleton, NY, 12033-1699

(518) 732-7701

Mr. Ronald Agostinoni, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Michael Bennett, Current Principal

Schodack Central School District

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To develop our students to become active, reflective, creative learners. In our schools, they will engage in rewarding work and practice behaviors that are intelligent in both and academic and a practical sense. Students will develop the attitudes, skills, and understandings that will allow them to fulfill their potential and to function successfully in their individual and social roles.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 92%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 25%
Students engage in research in teacher Nathan Porter's physics class.

Students engage in research in teacher Nathan Porter's physics class.

Maple Hill High School takes pride in providing high quality academic programs to all of our students. Fundamental to our success has been the collaboration of educators, students, parents and community for the common goal of student achievement. Keeping in sight the main goal of developing the academic, social and emotional growth of students, all stakeholders take care to promote a positive environment and protect the culture that has been instrumental in advancing our school.

Instruction is student-centered, collaborative, inquiry-based and interdisciplinary. Curriculum is designed to prepare students for the post-secondary learning opportunities they will choose, and to strengthen their capacity to become informed and engaged citizens in society. Community organizations are viewed as valuable resources for informing instruction. In preparing students for the future we listen to colleges and workforce organizations to understand what our students need to be successful beyond high school. We also connect with those organizations whose goal is to make positive change in the community and world.

Maple Hill's strategic decisions and partnerships have created extensive learning opportunities for our students. Our collaborations with other organizations have allowed us to generate large-school opportunities while keeping our small-school culture. Additionally, our 1:1 digital device initiative enhances interaction in the classroom and expands opportunities beyond the classroom to the online world where students learn anytime in a real-world, current context. With many varied quality academic choices delivered by outstanding and dedicated teachers, all Maple Hill students can find the right fit for their own personal academic success.