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Otselic Valley Central Schools

Location: South Otselic, NY

Population: 1,054

Closest City: Syracuse

Distance to Closest City: 60 min

Airport Code: SYR/ KSYR

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 1
Students per High School: 231
Student to Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Approximate Start Date: Early September
Approximate End Date: End of June
Fall Semester Offered: Yes
Spring Semester Offered: Yes
ESL Offered: No
IB Program Offered: No
Possibility of Graduation: No
Enrollment Restrictions: ages 15- 18, must have strong English skills and high ELTiS
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Community Information

Within easy travel distance of New York City and Philadelphia, South Otselic offers rural charm with the chance of urban adventure. There are 10 nearby state forests, which means that unique outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round. Residents cheer on their favorite motocross riders at the World Championship Motocross events, attend the four day General Clinton Canoe Regatta and fair, as well as enjoy boating and fishing on the beautiful Susquehanna River. In the fall the Colorscape Arts Festival is held and musicians, dancers, textile and visual artists put their talent on display. The leaves that have started to change color always add a stunning backdrop to the festival. The many state parks provide ample opportunity to enjoy nature and to go on a hike. Students in South Otselic are very involved with their community and they regularly meet to discuss ways to improve the school and their surroundings. Some college credit courses are offered and students also have a wide range of classes to choose form, including Computer Tech/Networking, Culinary Arts and Security and Law Enforcement

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School Profile

Otselic Valley Central Schools strive for excellence. The small size of the district and school allows students to receive the attention and help that they need to excel. Adventure Based Learning challenges students physically, while encouraging leadership, team skills and promoting self esteem. The district’s Positive Citizen program awards positive and cooperative behavior and inspires students to interact with their peers in a way that benefits everyone.


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