We have included some helpful information below about High School Choices but speaking with Mrs. MacCaull is the best way to get answers to any questions you may have.
High School Registration Packet please make an appointment at Lyncourt before going to either Solvay or ESM. Thank you.
High School Choices:
After graduating from the Lyncourt Union Free School District, current 8th-grade students can attend the two districts listed below:
ESM is having an Information Night on Thursday, January 11th at 6:30pm in the ESM High School Auditorium. The students will visit and tour ESM HS on Thursday, January 18th in the morning.
Solvay is having an Information Night on Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30pm in the Solvay High School Auditorium. The students will visit and tour SHS on Wednesday, January 24th in the morning.
Both ESM and Solvay offer these programs:
The OCC Advantage program is a college and career-readiness program offered to entering freshmen. The program supports the development of skills, behaviors and habits that prepare a student for success in high school, college and career. Students who successfully complete the OCC Advantage program while in high school will be eligible to receive a first semester full-tuition scholarship with the opportunity to earn three subsequent semesters at Onondaga Community College.
Spartan Academy (ESM) or Solvay Success Academy (SHS)
Students can earn 24-60 College credits during their 4 years of High School. If a student fulfills the 60 college credits that would equal a 2-Year College Associate Degree. The degree would be in Math/Science from Onondaga Community College.
As you probably already know, students and families can choose between East Syracuse Minoa High School or Solvay High School for 9th grade.
In the early part of January, we will be sharing videos for you to view with your child from ESM and Solvay to help with your decision.
Please know that Mrs. MacCaull will also be talking with our 8th graders about this important decision.
February 1st is the deadline for making a high school choice. Please email Mrs. MacCaull or call: 315.455.7571 x2011 if you have any questions. Thank you.
*This will be during the regular school day and we will provide transportation.
Common Questions and Answers
Q: Do families pay tuition to attend high schools?
A: No. Lyncourt UFSD pays tuition to either Solvay UFSD or East Syracuse Minoa Central School District. Parents who choose to send their child to a private school will continue to pay that school’s tuition.
Q: If my child already attends Solvay High School, are both schools an option for their younger siblings?
A: Yes, 8th-grade students can attend either High School. Current Solvay students will complete their remaining secondary years at Solvay.
Q: Will students be able to participate in extra-curricular activities?
A: Yes, students can participate in any extra-curricular activity they choose, at their selected high school.
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about which high school would be the best fit for my child?
A. School Counselor Mrs. Amy MacCaull.
Q: Will students going to high school be provided with transportation?
A: Yes, students will be bussed to either Solvay UFSD or ESM School District. The prospective district will contact you with transportation information.
Q: Can my child change schools if we discover the school does not fit my child?A: After parents have committed their student to a specific school, the Superintendent will consider a transfer request prior to April 1 for the following academic year. After April 1st, only under extreme circumstances, will a transfer be permitted as it will impact the transcript of the transfer student and the tuition commitment made by the Lyncourt UFSD to the high school of choice. A student who would like the Lyncourt UFSD Superintendent to consider a transfer must submit a letter to the Superintendent articulating the rationale behind said request and his/her most recent report card prior to April 1st. After received, the Superintendent will schedule a meeting with the student and his/her parent. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, transfer requests will be considered from then current 9th and 10th graders and that will continue until the 4-year cohort cycle is completed.