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Cortland Junior Senior High School

Every student will graduate prepared to continue his or her education, begin a career and become a contributing member of our global society.


Welcome to the Cortland Junior Senior High School website!  We are a school community committed to the individual success of each student.  To this end we provide a challenging and engaging curriculum, as well as a broad program of co-curricular activities.  Through academics, student activities, and athletics we strive to provide all students with multiple opportunities to develop abilities, express talents, exercise responsibility, and value learning.

The focus of the Cortland Family continues to be on teaching and learning.  We are pleased, as members of this staff, to have the opportunity to serve and work with your children.  It is our privilege and challenge as educators to strive continually to provide quality teaching in our classrooms.  We thank you for your continued support.

Please utilize this website to gain information related to our school and programs.  As a reminder, the high school main office is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Let us support you with any inquiries pertaining to the success of your child.


Literacy Framework



(decoding and understanding written text)


·        incorporate target vocabulary


·        comprehend information while reading


·        apply pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading strategies to enhance comprehension


·        promote reading to expand one’s experiences


(ability to understand and evaluate relationships between concepts)


·        connect content and theory to real life situations


·        identify, explain, and make predictions


·        develop higher order thinking skills through analysis, reflection, inferences, critiques and evaluations


(effective transfer of information)


·        use appropriate demeanor, proper enunciation and articulation


·        practice effective presentation skills and techniques


·        building professional skills


(appropriate written expression of ideas)


·        practice effective note taking skills


·        use appropriate sentence structure


·        opportunity to paraphrase, summarize, draw conclusions and analyze information


·        use prewriting skills to organize thoughts



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Cortland High School Credit Recovery
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Cortland Enlarged City School District
Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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