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John Rickert, Principal
1626 Balltown Rd., Niskayuna NY 12309
Phone: (518) 382-2511, Ext. 21701  Fax: (518) 382-2539
picture of students at Choral Festival

Superintendent highlights career and technical education opportunities

As course selection process for 2018-19 begins, in a letter to families, Dr. Tangorra encourages families to become aware of the variety of career and technical education opportunities available to Niskayuna students. Read the superintendent's letter


Student congress announces availability of grant funding for clubs and organizations

Student Congress has opened a grant that allows clubs and organizations within the school to apply for funding. While Student Congress is not a fundraising entity, money from dissolved club accounts feed into the Student Congress account at the end of the year. This will be distributed to clubs and organizations that are chosen through an application process. Learn more and access the grant application


NHS 2018-19 Program of studies is now available to help with course selection

The Niskayuna High School Program of Studies for 2018-19 was distributed to students in early December. It outlines the course selection timeline and program offerings. View the Program of Studies [PDF]


Graduation announcement, ring, and cap and gown orders taking place Dec. 12 & 13

A representative from Herff Jones Company will be at the high school on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 13 to take orders for graduation announcements, rings, and caps and gowns. The representative will be set up at Crossroads from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. [read more]


Lifetouch returning on november 1 to take student pictures, retakes

The Lifetouch photographer will be in the building in the pool lobby on Nov. 1 for students who need to have their picture taken and for retakes. We encourage all students to have their pictures taken, even if they do not plan to purchase pictures, because these photos will be used to make their student ID card.


Continuing education announces fall sat prep courses

The Department of Continuing Education will again offer SAT preparation classes in English and Math this fall, beginning in early September. A schedule for each and registration details are available here


Summer reading information and suggestions

Summertime allows us to choose books we are interested in and enjoy reading them at our leisure while keeping our analytical minds active. In September, all students will participate in classroom assignments related to their summer reading experiences. Summer reading recommendations and resources from the English Department [PDF]


Schenectady/Niskayuna High School Summer school Program 2017

The Schenectady and Niskayuna School Districts in collaboration with Capital Region BOCES will be offering a High School Summer Program at Schenectady High School. This is a fully accredited program that will be made available only to registered students of Schenectady and Niskayuna schools. Information about registering, courses, schedule, and August Regents exams


Java Jive features impressive performances, raises money for an important cause

Java Jive is always a special night and between the performances on May 19 and the cause they benefitted, this year was no exception. Congratulations to all of the performers, who are listed below, and the Creative Writing Club for hosting another successful night of song and spoken word. Read more and view photos


Exam schedules and reminders for june 2017

As we approach the final weeks of school, the high school is providing the schedules and informational reminders for local and Regents exams. June 2017 exam information


Math department posts 2017 review calendars

Please use the following links to access the math class review calendars in PDF format for May and June 2017: Algebra 1  |  Geometry  |  Algebra 2


Summer 2017 Driver Education Information

Summer 2017 Driver Education Information Registration dates will be May 15-26, with a deadline of 12 noon on May 26 for all applications to be in. Registration information can be picked up at the high school's East Office. The cost is $350. Openings will be filled starting with seniors, in the order of oldest to youngest. The dates for the course are July 5-August 8. Students must be available from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., 5 days a week during this time frame. Students should not sign up for the course unless they can attend every class. In order to be eligible students must be 16 years of age on or before July 5th, 2017 and must be in possession of a driver's license or a valid learner's permit before the course begins.


A legacy of excellence remembered as mike jones is named Ymca educator of the year

Mike Jones' legacy of excellence in language education and advocacy for his students, was recognized by the Capital District YMCA with its Outstanding Educator Award on April 5. Five Niskayuna High School seniors were honored for their nomination as Outstanding Students at the organizaton's annual awards breakfast, held at Key Hall at Proctors. READ MORE


Niskayuna senior finds inspiration behind the camera

If you hear the name Jad Jacobs in Niskayuna, you will also likely hear "Opus 12" mentioned in the same breath. Why? Sixteen-year-old Jacob is the writer, director and editor of the web series Opus 12 which featured classmates and Niskayuna staff in its debut in 2015. read more

Presentation from 8th Grade Parent night

An orientation program for the parents of students who will enter 9th grade in September 2017 was held at the High School on Thursday, Jan. 5. View the presentation from the orientation program [PDF]


2017-18 Program of Studies is available

The Niskayuna HS Program of Studies for 2017-18 is now available right here. This document includes course descriptions and will guide planning in the months leading up to the 2017-18 school year.


Sixteen NHS student-athletes sign Division I and II Letters of Intent

With pens poised to sign, sixteen student-athletes from the Niskayuna class of 2017 were honored by Principal John Rickert as he read aloud their accomplishments, both athletic and academic. read more


Student forum information

Student Forum provides a regular venue for Niskayuna High School students to engage with the high school and district administration and Board of Education members. Meetings are open to all high school students. More information, meeting schedule & minutes