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New Classes and Wi-Fi Added to Dobbs Ferry H.S.

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- In addition to the influx of new faces in the Dobbs Ferry school district, there are also a few changes coming up in the classrooms. There are new classes, changes to current programs and more at the Dobbs Ferry High School.

"We do have a digital art class that's going to be offered for the first time," said Dobbs Ferry High School principal John Falino. "We also have psychology that's going to be offered for the first time."

There are also a few tweaks planned for the International Baccalaureate program that is currently in place in Dobbs Ferry.

"We have the International Baccalaureate program and one of the goals we have with that program is to open it up to as many of our students," Falino said. "That's the ultimate goal for all of our students to participate in some aspect of the IB program."

The IB program is currently offered to students in grades 11 and 12 at the high school and is a two-year pre-university program. Falino also plans to expand the program to encompass even more subjects.

"One of the things we're really looking at for next year and beyond is widening the course offerings that we have for IB," he said.

Along with the new classes and IB program improvements, for the first time the Dobbs Ferry High School will also have wi-fi throughout the entire building. This is in addition to new Dobbs Ferry superintendent Dr. Lisa Brady's stated vision of further integrating technology into the classroom.

"It's a really wonderful school family and a wonderful community, but like all schools we're really at the crossroads of some very, very significant change in education," Brady said.

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