Admissions Criteria

New Utrecht High School is committed to educating its students to their maximum potential. To reach this end, we offer a full academic program designed to meet and exceed state standards. The main goal of our staff is to support our students in mastering the challenging curriculum and preparing for success. We offer an ever-expanding range of extracurricular activities and programs that enhance students’ high school experience. We are a school steeped in tradition where parents are welcomed and encouraged to be partners in their child’s success.

Academics

  • CTE programs in: Business & Technology, Hospitality & Tourism, Legal Studies, Medical Professions & Health Careers
  • Academy of Art & Design with courses in: Drawing, Digital Design, Fashion Illustration & Construction, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
  • Academic Honors Academy, Honors & Advanced Placement (AP) courses for eligible students, Trailblazers College Enrichment Program, CUNY College Now
  • AP Courses in: English Language, English Literature, Government, Economics, Psychology, US History, World History, AB/BC Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Computer Science A, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
  • Electives: Chorus, Computer Drafting, Computer Programming, Forensics, Piano, Rock & Jazz Band, Web Design, MOS Certification, IC3 Certification, Visual Basics, Robotics
  • English Language Learner Programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese
  • Language Courses: Italian, Mandarin, Spanish

Activities

Anime Club, Arista Honor Society, Art Exhibits, Book Club, Cheerleaders/Boosters/Twirlers, Chess

Club, Chinese New Year Show, Debate Team, Fashion Society (with annual Runway show), History

Club, International Festival, LGBQT Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Moot Court, Painting/Mural Club,

Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Peer Tutoring, Photo Club, Ping-Pong, Science Olympiads,

Student Government, Talent Show, Robotics Club

PSAL Sports—Boys: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Handball, Soccer,

Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

PSAL Sports—Girls: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Handball, Soccer, Softball,

Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball

School Sports: JV Sports- Baseball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Football, Girls Soccer, Softball,

Girls Volleyball

Admission Programs

(Seats & Applicant data are from past years)

Program Name

Code

Interest Area

Admissions Method

Seats

Applicants

Applicants Per Seat

Medical Professions & Health Careers

K28A

Health Professions

Ed. Opt.

General Education: 124

1,326

11

Students with Disabilities:

26

236

9

Program description: Combines academics and hands-on experience to develop candidates interested in health career professions. Program highlights include Billing & Coding certification, senior year internship opportunities and a certificate of completion in Health Informatics & Health Assisting

Academy of Legal Studies

K28B

Law and Government

Ed. Opt.

General Education: 33

716

22

Students with Disabilities:

7

122

17

Program description: Introduction to Legal Studies, Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Public Speaking & Debate, Moot Court/Mock Trial, Legal Writing, and Senior Internship.

Academy of Hospitality and Tourism

K28C

Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism

Ed. Opt.

General Education: 33

428

13

Students with Disabilities:

7

106

15

Program description: Helps students chart career paths in one of the world’s largest industries, from hotel management to sports entertainment and event management; includes the study of geography, economics, and world cultures.

Academy of Art and Design

K28D

Visual Art and Design

Ed. Opt.

General Education: 33

611

19

Students with Disabilities:

7

129

18

Program description: A discipline-based art program with courses in: Drawing, Digital Design, Fashion Illustration & Construction, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture. Individualized mentoring & portfolio development for students who intend to pursue studies in fine arts.

Honors Academy

K28H

Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Screened

General Education: 33

1,260

38

Students with Disabilities:

7

56

8

Program description: Provides students of outstanding ability and potential with an enriched, challenging, college preparatory program that emphasizes humanities, mathematics, and science.

Selection Criteria: (prior year ranges):

  • Attendance
  • Course Grades: English (80-100), Math (80-100), Science (84-100), Social Studies (80-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.5-4.5), Math (3.7-4.5)

Academy of Business and Technology

K28M

Business

Ed. Opt.

General Education: 33

643

19

Students with Disabilities:

7

133

19

Program description: An interdisciplinary program combining business and technology courses with a real hands-on working experience. The curriculum includes courses such as Computer Applications, MOS Certification, Visual Basics, and Entrepreneurship-all directed towards completing professional and academic certifications.

Zoned

K28Z

Zoned

Zoned Guarantee

Program description: Comprehensive Academic Program Guaranteed offer to students who live in the zoned area