Shaker High School continues to provide for additional work in the area of literacy and reading instruction. The emphasis will be on active reading in particular literal comprehension skills, inferential comprehension and rhetorical awareness. The English department consistently works to advance the reading objective. At both the September and November Workshops, they reviewed strategies for developing active readers. The English department continues to involve students in opportunities to write frequently in a variety of genres.
Shaker High School continues to serves a diverse, multilingual student population of immigrants to the United States. They seek to provide each student with a language-rich learning experience that moves them to a point where they can read, write and communicate effectively in English language. The students will learn to use their minds well to critically analyze and respond to complex real-world issues. They will use what they learn to become successful academically and professionally and to become advocates for themselves and their communities.
Shaker High SchoolNorth Colonie Central School District
445 Watrvlt-Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110
Urban Fringe of a Mid-Size City (Suburb: Large)
Serving Grades: 9-12
Principal: Richard MurphyCompare to nearby schools »
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