High School Programs Grades 9 - 12
Century Honors Program
The Century Honors Program is offered at Gorton, Lincoln, Palisade Prep, Riverside, Roosevelt, and Saunders high schools. Students attend honors classes in each academic discipline and are expected to take Advanced Placement and college link courses in 11th and 12th grades. At the same time, they are enrolled in the magnet program of their choice. These programs lead to professional and technical careers.
Advanced Placement Program (AP) consists of college level courses and exams made possible by the close cooperation of secondary schools, colleges, and the College Board. These courses are typically taken in the 11th and 12th grades and at Palisade Preparatory School. Students who have performed satisfactorily on AP exams may be granted credit, advanced placement, or both by colleges and universities throughout the world.
To Apply: For students entering grades 9 through 12, applications are available at the Information Center and at any Yonkers public school. Applications may be submitted to 8th grade school administrators or high school counselors, the Information Center or the District Guidance Department.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Yonkers Middle/High School - Grades 9-12
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) for high school students at Yonkers Middle/High School (grades 9-12) provides students with an opportunity to pursue a liberal arts curriculum while meeting the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma requirements. Students who have performed satisfactorily on IB exams may be granted credit, advanced placement, or both by colleges and universities throughout the world.
Students are expected to maintain high academic standards, a strong grade point average in core subject areas (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies), adhere to the District’s Code of Conduct, adhere to the school’s uniform requirement, and comply with the District’s dress code.
Students entering grades 9 through 12 are placed in Yonkers Middle/High School based on multiple criteria: parent/student selection during the School Choice Process, the student’s demonstrated strong academic performance on standardized tests and report card grades.