Congratulations Class of 2020!

On Thursday, June 25, Tech Valley High School held a virtual graduation for the Class of 2020. See the video below, and visit our Facebook page for photos from the parade

Graduation Information

Dear Graduate & Parent(s): As you are all aware, the recent pandemic has upended many of the traditional elements that make the end of the school year special. Chief among these events is graduation, which acknowledges seniors for 13 years of effort and closes the book on their high school experiences.  Unfortunately, social distancing guidelines …

Distance Learning Update 4/1/2020

Hello everyone,  As you may have heard in recent news reports, the governor’s recent executive order extending school closures requires schools to continue to provide instruction even during time periods that had previously been scheduled as spring recess. TVHS is very fortunate to have distance learning resources and experience that many schools do not have …

Additional Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

We are aware of a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the University at Albany. After conferring with the Albany County Department of Health, they do not recommend closing TVHS due to its proximity to the university. As this situation continues to evolve, we will remain in contact with local health officials and communicate …

Parent letter regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Tech Valley High School and its component districts do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in our schools. We are aware of concerns in the community about the spread of this relatively new virus.  The school is closely monitoring this fluid situation and following guidance from …

Weather-Related Closing Information

As we head into another winter season, we wanted to take this opportunity to share information about our procedures should TVHS need to close or delay due to weather. As you might guess, because our students come from such a wide geographic area, the weather outside your house might be very different elsewhere. The decision …

Why information literacy is important and 5 ways to tell if someone is probably lying

Jim Niedermeier, Principal The most critical skill for kids in school to learn is information literacy. I know what you’re thinking: What about math? What about reading? What about social studies? What about science?! Hold your horses! Sure,  these disciplines are critical, but without the ability to differentiate between good information and bad information, you …

TVHS competes at Clean Tech Finals

On July 17, TVHS Class of 2019 Graduates Noah Higgins, Lauryn Warner and Purevsuren Batdorj competed in the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition in New York City. The team was selected to compete in May after being selected as a semi-finalist for their submission to the “Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change” category. …