Lexington School for the Deaf offers a registered high school program that helps students become college and career ready. Our high school enrolls approximately 120 students, ages 14 to 21, in grades 9 through 12. As a registered program, we must meet New York State requirements to award the following commencement credentials: Regents diploma, Local diploma, a Career Development and Occupation Studies (CDOS) certificate, or a Skills and Achievement Commencement credential (SACC).
Lexington’s High School offers academic courses designed to help students meet the New York State Learning Standards. The range of courses is similar to most high schools in the state of New York. Included in Lexington's offerings are four Project Fast Forward Courses. These are dual credit classes that allow students to earn college credits in STEM-related topics while they are still in high school. The project is administered by the Information and Computing Studies Department of the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID) of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). An overview of Lexington's course offerings is included below.
As a complement to the academic program, Lexington offers numerous extracurricular activities. Often, it is these activities that serve as a springboard to future goals, careers, interests or hobbies. Participation in extracurricular activities teaches students important skills such as leadership, cooperation, problem-solving, time management and perseverance. An overview of activities is included below.