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Academic Overview

             ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

 

 

Archbishop Molloy High School’s faculty brings an average of 20 years of teaching experience to our classrooms.  97% of our faculty have earned Masters or Doctoral degrees. 100% of our graduates attend college, earning admission and scholarships to a wide array of prominent colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad.

 

Molloy offers over 30 Honors classes, 7 Scholars classes, and 45 junior and senior electives across subject areas (see our Course Catalog).   97% of our students enroll in Advanced Placement and/or other college credit courses prior to their high school graduation. Molloy AP courses include:  Computer Science Principles, Computer Science A, United States History, World History, European History, U.S. Government and Politics, Psychology, English Literature, English Language/Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Physics 1, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, and Studio Art. 

 

College credit, transferable to many colleges, is also awarded through our participation in the St. John’s University College Advantage Program, Seton Hall University’s Project Acceleration Program, and SUNY Albany.  Qualified students can earn as many as 36 college credits by registering for college extension courses at Molloy. 

 

We’ve created a comprehensive program for integrating Smart Boards, laptops, desktops, and personal student iPads into our rigorous college preparatory curriculum.  Every classroom’s Smart Board is equipped with current and sophisticated technological capabilities.  For use at home and in the classroom over four years at Molloy, every student is supplied an iPad with downloaded textbooks.  Students utilize iPad technology for research, quizzes, notetaking, and a host of other academic purposes.

 

Our school attracts an exceptionally talented student body.  Molloy’s academic standards include and surpass national Common Core standards and we follow a New York State Regents curriculum.  The vast number of our students earn New York State Advanced Regents or Advanced Regents with Honors diplomas.

 

Molloy’s curriculum includes a challenging and ongoing Science Research Program, aligned with SUNY Albany, for qualifying students.  Our Science Olympiad and Math League teams remain highly and successfully competitive among top academic schools in New York City and State.  Science Research Program students have participated in the New York City Science and Engineering Fair in Manhattan and Science Olympiad team members will be attending an invitational competition on the Yale University campus.  In cooperation with LIU Post, Molloy is planning to introduce a Robotics course for college credit.

 

Education in the visual arts, fine arts, and the performing arts includes classes such as Advanced Computer Graphics, Painting and 3 Dimensional Design, Introduction to Film, Band with instruction for  specialty ensembles, Chorus, Dance,  Drama, and Creative Writing.  Chorus and Band will be designated as Honors courses in the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Molloy continues to work with local colleges to create new partnerships and opportunities for our students in science research and the liberal arts.  Our curriculum undergoes annual review to determine its ongoing relevance.  We aspire to develop new and innovative courses and programs, some of which may be cross disciplinary.  Our goal is to inspire our students to become not simply passive recipients or consumers of information, but active learners.

 

An expanded College Guidance Program assists Molloy students with the college application process.  Our college counselors become acquainted with students’ talents and needs and work hard to match each student with challenging college choices and with opportunities for financial aid and college scholarships.   In 2016, by the completion of their senior year, Molloy students earned college scholarships totaling over $100,000,000.  Archbishop Molloy High School is proud of its graduates and their contributions to society across many fields of advanced endeavor.