About Tri-Valley Secondary School

Tri-Valley Secondary School is a small, progressive high school with an enrollment of about  500 students in grades 7-12.

As we strive for excellence, it is our charge and responsibility to provide a safe and nurturing school environment where everyone matters, feels valued and connected, and is engaged in learning and growing. There is no place for bullying or harassment in our school.

We will continue to cultivate a culture of excellence on behalf of our students and ensure that all students learn and develop to their maximum potential. Our students deserve the best quality education and preparation to be college and career ready.

Tri-Valley Secondary School is a small, progressive high school with an enrollment of about 500 students in grades 7-12.


All students are enrolled in a Regents college preparatory program. Students may accelerate in mathematics, science, or foreign language in Grade 8.  Honors curriculum is available in English (Grades 9, 10, 11) and Social Studies (Grades 9, 10).

College credit courses are offered in through SUNY Sullivan and SUNY Albany in English, Mathematics, American History, Psychology, Business and Spanish.

Graduation Requirements

New York State graduation requirements call for a minimum of 22 credits to earn a high school diploma. Graduation requirements for a Regents diploma include:

  • English: 4 credits
  • Social Studies: 4 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Mathematics: 3 credits
  • Physical Education: 2 credits
  • Foreign Language: 1 credit
  • Art/Music: 1 credit
  • Health: .5 credit
  • Electives: 3.5 credits

Students must also pass five Regents Exams (Science, Algebra, Global History, US History, and English).

Advanced Regents diploma requirements include all of the above in addition to passing a Foreign Language, Geometry, Algebra II, and two additional Science Regents exams.

Local Requirements

Tri-Valley students have two additional local requirements. They are:

  • Keyboarding & Computer Applications, typically taken freshmen year.
  • A graduation portfolio consisting of career and financial management, research project, and a reflective/problem solving entry.

Class Rank

Class rank is determined by using final weighted average in all high school level subjects at the conclusion of each semester. Courses are weighted as follows:

  • Local credit: 1.00
  • Regents level: 1.03
  • Honors courses: 1.05
  • College credit courses: 1.06