Overview of Mohonasen High School
Mohonasen High School offers 31 College in the High School classes from SCCC as well as several others from colleges in the region. In addition, Mohonasen offers six Advanced Placement (AP) classes and articulation agreements for two classes with SCCC.
High School math students participate each year in Math Madness at Bradt Primary School, a program that pairs younger students with older role models who share fun math activities.
For the past few years, high school students have joined peers around the district to take part in the nationwide Hour of Code event designed to introduce computer programming and STEM-related opportunities to students at an early age.
Mohonasen High School seniors continued a tradition in June when they took a walk down the hallways of their former schools to say hello to former teachers and inspire future generations of Mohonasen graduates. This symbolic event serves as an opportunity to show the younger students what their hard work will one day bring.
Music & Art
Each year, upwards of 100 students are accepted into prestigious county and state music festivals.
In December 2016, two Mohonasen high school students were selected to perform in the NYSSMA All State Mixed Choir. In order to be chosen for this honor, students need to prepare a level 6 All State NYSSMA solo and receive a score of 100 the previous year.
For the second year in a row, the Varsity Color Guard qualified to compete for in the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. This was the second time in district history the group achieved this honor.
The work of more than two dozen art students was selected to be featured in prestigious art shows and festivals in the region, some of which were juried.
The Mohon Masque Theatre Group has a reputation for outstanding performances and plays to packed houses year after year.
Mohonasen athletes saw success on the field and in the lanes in 2016-17, as three teams captured championships, including: boys’ bowling, the Suburban Council Gray Division Championship; girls varsity soccer, Section II Class A Championship; and, boys varsity baseball, Section II Class A championship.
Students distinguished themselves on the field and in the classroom. Individual scholar athletes numbered 63 in the fall; 30 in the winter; and, 45 in the spring.
A number of teams were recognized as Scholar Athlete teams in 2016-17. Girls teams included: cross country, swimming and diving, tennis, basketball and outdoor track and field. Boys teams included: soccer, basketball, and swimming and diving.
Mohonasen High School students can choose from 20 different sports teams to join.
Roughly 50 percent of Mohonasen High School students participate in at least one sport.
A total of 14 Mohonasen students were honored by Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) for excellence in their fields.
Four Mohonasen students were among those Capital Region Career and Technical School (CTE) students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) in May.
Mohonasen High School students and faculty members taught computer skills to members of the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Association. Topics addressed included online safety, cybersecurity, Google tools and tablet devices. High school students shared tips and tricks and provided one-on-one troubleshooting for the seniors’ personal devices.
Mohonasen High School offers a variety of academic opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse population. The new Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen is a 53,000 square foot learning facility that houses a variety of modern, high-tech labs and classrooms that offer learning experiences in “real world” work environments. Through a unique partnership between Mohonasen, Capital Region BOCES and local institutions of higher education, classes will be offered to high school, college and workforce development students.
Mohon by the numbers
- 85% of the class of 2016 will pursue higher education at a 2- or 4-year college
- 89% Graduation rate
- 20 Clubs at the HS
- 30 Suburban Council Varsity Athletic Teams
- 899 Number of students in Grades 9-12
- 50% students who participated in at least one inter-scholastic athletic team last school year
- $48.2 million investment in district renovations and new construction, including the new Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen, thanks to a Capital Project approved by voters in November 2013