Grover Cleveland High School (Queens)
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|Grover Cleveland High School|
|Motto||Unity in Diversity|
|Location||21–27 Himrod Street,
Ridgewood, New York, USA
|Colors||Black & Gold|
|Newspaper||The Grover Cleveland Herald|
Grover Cleveland High School is a large, comprehensive high school in Ridgewood, Queens. Grover Cleveland High School, Bayside High School, Samuel J. Tilden High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, John Adams High School, Walton High School, and Andrew Jackson High School were all built during the Great Depression from one set of blueprints, in order to save money.
- 1 Academics
- 2 Extracurricular activities
- 3 Notable alumni
- 4 References
- 5 External links
The Mathematics Department
The Mathematics Department has developed its own Saturday Mathematics Program for academic intervention. The Mathematics Department offers Intermediate Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, both Advanced Placement Calculus AB and BC, Advanced Placement Statistics, and Number Theory.
The Science Department
After a student has mastered the basic state requirements, he or she may enroll in electives and advanced placement courses. The GCHS Science staff focuses on environmental sciences.
The Communication Arts department
Eight credits of English are required for graduation, and each student must pass the NYS English Regent with a score of 65 or better in order to graduate.
The Social Studies Department
Students who are entering high school will be given Global Studies I during the Fall semester and Global Studies II during the Spring semester.
The Bilingual and English as a Second Language department
The Bilingual and English as a Second Language department is geared towards limited English proficient students.
The Art Department
The art department provides a creative environment in which students can develop their technical skills, conceptual thinking, visual awareness and creativity. And students learn the ability to produce unique styles of art in their own way.
Sports teams include: Boys Varsity Baseball; Boys J.V. Baseball; Girls Varsity Softball; Girls Varsity Basketball; Boys Varsity Basketball; Boys J.V. Basketball; Girls J.V. Basketball; Boys Varsity Bowling; Girls Varsity Bowling; Boys Varsity Volleyball; Girls Varsity Volleyball; Girls J.V. Volleyball; Girls Varsity Swimming; Boys Varsity Swimming; Boys Outdoor Track; Girls Outdoor Track; Boys Indoor Track; Girls Indoor Track; Boys Varsity Bowling; Girls Varsity Bowling; Boys Cross Country; Boys Varsity Handball; Girls Varsity Tennis; Boys Varsity Tennis; Boys Varsity Soccer; Wrestling
These are the clubs that are offered as of Spring 2006 to Fall 2007 in Grover Cleveland Highschool: Arabic; Arista; Baseball / Softball; Botany; Chess; Frisbee; Geology; Guitar; Key Club; Photography; Seekers; Soccer, Co-ed; Student Council; Swimming; Teachers of Tomorrow; Tennis; Thespian; Video Games; Volleyball, Co-ed; Web Design/Internet Handball
Physics; Robotics; Science Olympiad; Science Research; Debate (won the 2009 NYC Lincoln-Douglas Debate Championships in the Rising Star Tier)
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