Pittsford Central High School

Pittsford, New York

I was offered a completely different choice of courses…In Film as Lit, we watched movies and analyzed how camera angles, sound, staging, etc. enhanced the film.  Honestly, I can say that I can’t watch another movie without noticing something I learned in that class.
– Jennifer Lee

General Information

Pittsford, a small, appealing suburb of Rochester, New York is home to two public high schools. Pittsford Mendon High and Pittsford Sutherland High each enroll about 1000 students. Each high school offers distinct Network programs and each welcomes Network exchange students. Students who need to keep up with work in subjects unrelated to their selected Network programs are encouraged to do so at the high schools.

Programs

Concentration in the Arts – (Mendon)

Gives students an opportunity for intensive study of music through a combination of instruction at Mendon and the prestigious Eastman School of Music. The Eastman School, which is part of the University of Rochester, offers music study on any level.  Network students will have the opportunity to audit Eastman classes, access the world-renowned Sibley Music Library and take as many as three lessons a week with Eastman’s instructors. The Eastman Program requires a CD or tape of the student playing their instrument to be used for placement with an appropriate instructor. There is a fee for lessons that can range $35-$60 per lesson.

Concentration in the Arts – (Sutherland)

Gives students an opportunity for intensive study of painting and drawing and/or photography. Sutherland’s outstanding instructors in these areas have helped students develop skills that have allowed them to win many prizes on a local, state, and national level through the Scholastic Art Competition. Students should have had previous instruction in art and/or photography, but depending on the time period desired a beginner in photography could be accommodated.

Concentration in Business – (Sutherland)

Students will have the opportunity to take several business/computer related courses during the day. They may choose a variety of courses, including Business Ownership and Marketing, E-Commerce, Virtual Enterprise, Multi-media Presentation, Sports Marketing, Entertainment Marketing and Accounting. Students will work closely with Sutherland’s business faculty, many of whom are recognized on state and national levels for their cutting edge business curriculum.

Concentration in Engineering or Technology – (Mendon)

Students interested in Engineering will have the opportunity to take part in “Project Lead the Way,” a national, pre-engineering educational initiative.  Classes can include Design and Drawing for Production, Computer Aided Drafting, Civil Engineering/Architecture, Principles of Engineering, Engineering Design and Development, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing.  Students interested in non-engineering technologies such as carpentry, auto mechanics, methods of transportation or digital media can take also take classes at Mendon or at a vocational center or half-day internships can be arranged.

Concentration in Social Sciences – (Sutherland)

Students will have the opportunity to take a variety of classes with faculty in one of the liveliest departments within the school. Students may choose from advanced placement courses in American and European History, Government, Economics and Psychology. Other offerings include Law and Justice, Sociology, Military History and Vietnam History.

Individual Internships

Individual internships offer students an opportunity to work with professionals in the areas of architecture, engineering, education, hospitality, medicine, physical therapy, and many other exciting fields.

Living Arrangements and Travel

Network students live with the families of students enrolled in the high schools. Because of its proximity to urban Rochester, Pittsford offers visitors all the cultural, educational and social activities of that city, including those of several fine colleges and universities. The Town of Pittsford has been carefully zoned and restored to retain the appeal of the village that it was some 200 years ago.

*Air traveler must fly into Rochester International Airport.

Application Procedure

All programs are appropriate for grades 9-12 for the duration of two weeks. Middle school students will be considered for one week visits. Applicants should complete the Network Student Information form and return it to their Network Advisor. All completed applications should be sent by the home school advisor to the advisor at the high school offering the program of interest.

Dates

All programs are individually arranged for a duration of two weeks for high school students and one week for middle school students. See School Calendar for vacation dates.

Download this information in PDF format here: PITTSFORD.pdf


Vince DiGiacomo

Advisor Name: Vince DiGiacomo
Title: School Counselor, Pittsford Mendon HS
Phone: (585) 267-3675

Keith Molinich

Advisor Name: Keith Molinich
Title: School Counselor, Pittsford Middle School
Phone: (585) 267-3121
Advisor Name: Ben Winter
Title: School Counselor, Sutherland HS
Phone: (585) 267-3121