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What is Virtual Enterprise?
Virtual Enterprise or VE is a program that allows students to experience all the facets of being an employee in a business environment. They are involved in every aspect of the business including human resources, accounting, product development, production, distribution, marketing and sales.

Students engage in virtual trading with 3,000 firms throughout the world. This course also provides students with hands-on-skills for life-long employability, up-to-date technical and supportive resources and inclusion of technology into all business courses.

There will be opportunities for real world application of student’s skills, and coordination and integration with other academic areas. Prerequisite: Marketing and Accounting. This course is offered for college credit.


What is DECA?

DECA is a national association of business/marketing students that encourages student leadership, career awareness, and civic consciousness.

DECA works with the business community to integrate academic achievements with career and technical skills.

DECA is a co-curricular activity for students enrolled in our business classes. Students will get an opportunity to compete on regional, state, and national levels.

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Calhoun H.S. Cosmetology Program
Calhoun offers a 2 year program in Cosmetology, preparing students for the N.Y. State Cosmetology License.

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English as a New Language(ENL)

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Extra Help Schedule
Ms. Cinelli - Tuesday: 7-7:20 AM, Monday: 2:15-3:05 PM
Ms. Norton - Tuesday: 7-7:20 AM

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Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society

The Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society induction ceremony will occur in the fall of the students’ senior year.

Requirements for entry into the Calhoun Math Honor Society: 

• Three years study of high school level mathematics with a minimum overall grade of 93 or better in each course
• Overall GPA of 85 or better
• Currently enrolled in a math course
• Math Community Service during grade 11 and continuing through grade 12.  Options for math service include math peer tutoring in the Library, assisting in the Math Learning Center, joining the Math Team, or assisting a math teacher during or after school.  Service shall be in the amount of 5 hours per quarter, not to exceed each week by one hour.   


  • AMSCO Common Core eBook:

    If you do not have an account, you will need to get the registration key from your math teacher in order to create an account.
  • Online Textbooks for Algebra 1Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry can be found on the following website in the left-hand column:
  • Larsen – Precalculus


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Cynthia Johnson, RN
Mary Conroy, RN

Phone: 516-992-1356

The school nurse handles all first aid needs, including dispensing medication.
If a parent has a child in school who requires medication during school hours, the child’s doctor and parents need to fill out the Authorization for Administration of Medication form and return it along with the medication to the nurse, Cindy Johnson in the Nurse’s Office

PLEASE NOTE: Students in major classes may only stay in the nurse's office for 10 minutes. Any student with a fever of 100 must go home. Any student who cannot do PE for any reason, may not do a sport.
Parent and Prescriber's Authorization for Administration of Medication in School

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Reference Tables


Project Lead the Way (PLTW; Pre-engineering)
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nationwide program established to help give students the knowledge to excel in high-tech fields (engineering, technology, science, computers, etc.). Project Lead the Way’s pre-engineering curriculum is a sequence of courses which introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering prior to college. PLTW’s classroom instruction, generally one-third theory and two-thirds application, gives a student meaningful, hands-on experience through project-based learning. PLTW is designed for students seeking more in depth, hands-on knowledge of engineering and technology-based careers.
DDP - This is an introductory course in which students use sophisticated modeling computer design software- AutoDesk Inventor. Techniques learned are equally applicable to areas such as game design, garment design, archaeological or accident reconstruction, architecture, and product design and all fields of engineering.
POE - Principles of Engineering is a broad-based survey course that will help students explore and understand the fields of engineering and engineering technology, as well as other high-tech career possibilities.  The major focus of the course is to gain an understanding of what it is to be an engineer.  A variety of engineering specialties are explored through hands on projects and research.  Students enrolled in this class will gain self-confidence and become self-motivated, students will learn what it means to be a part of a team as well as the responsibility of leading a team, and students will gain problem solving skills that they will be able to utilize in all aspects of their lives.
DE - In Digital Electronics, students use computer simulation and hands on equipment to learn about the logic of electronics as they design, test, and actually construct circuits and electronic devices.  Students will gain a hands on understanding of the inner-workings (the hardware) of computers.  While the main focus of the class is on Electronics Engineering, roughly 80% of the class topics are also covered in the first two years of any engineering program.

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Social Studies


The primary purpose of Social Studies is to help people make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world. The Social Studies Department of Calhoun High School is made up of a group of dynamic educators who provide all students with access to a strong foundation of historical knowledge, and who teach them to think critically, engage in civil discourse, employ analysis, collaborate, and understand multiple perspectives. These skills will allow students to become more engaged citizens.

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Special Education

The Stable
  • The Stable is located in room B-175
  • The Stable is Open Mon, Tues, Thursdays & Fridays  9:30-1:30 (closed on Wednesdays) (closed between 11:30-12:00)
  • The Stable Flyer
  • 15% Off Coupon

“The Stable” Opens its Doors With the Help of Area Businesses—October 10, 2012
The Bellmore Merrick Central High School District has always prioritized the goal of insuring that all of our students are prepared for life after graduation.  At Calhoun High School, the Prep for Life students receive training while participating in various life skills and vocational foundations classes.

In the spring of 2012, members of our special education staff envisioned an on-campus retail skills training laboratory.  This vision led to initial discussions and the actual creation of our new retail store, The Stable.  This new learning environment will allow our special educators and our job coaches to train our Prep students in retail skills that will enable them to be successful and self supporting adults.

The student-employees of The Stable would like to extend a thank you to the following individuals and businesses for their generous and enthusiastic participation for helping in the creation of our on-site, student-run retail operation.  The job skills the Calhoun Employment Training Program students will gain from this opportunity are immeasurable. The partnerships between The Stable and these local/regional businesses are valued and our partners’ contributions and support in the form of equipment, display, product supply, student workshops, etc. have been an enormous help.
"Calhoun Celebrates New Skills Training Facility"  from the Merrick Patch

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Speech/Language remediation is available to any student having a communication disorder that interferes with his performance in an academic setting. Once identified with a communication disorder by the speech teacher, remediation is scheduled whenever possible into a student's program of studies during the school day.

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