“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
The CVES Guidance Department provides scheduling to students to ensure they are working towards the appropriate diploma and/or credential and enrolled in the required credit bearing classes. Our Guidance Department also completes the intake process for new students.
The following charts outlines some of the diploma and credential requirements currently in effect.
|High School Diplomas|
|Diploma Type||Available to||Requirements|
|Regents||All Student Populations||· Credit: 22 units of credit distributed as follows: 4 English language arts (ELA), 4 Social Studies, 3 Science, 3 Mathematics, ½ Health, 1 Arts, 1 Language other than English (LOTE), 2 Physical Education, 3 ½ Electives· Assessment: 5 required Regents exams with a score of 65 or better as follows: 1 Math, 1 Science, ELA, Global History and Geography, US History and Government
|Local||Students with disabilities with an IEP or section 504 Accommodation Plan||· Credit: 22 units of credit distributed as follows: 4 ELA, 4 Social Studies, 3 Science, 3 Mathematics, ½ Health, 1 Arts, 1 LOTE, 2 Physical Education, 3 ½ Electives.· Assessment: Low Pass Safety Net Option: 5 required Regents exams with a score of 55 or better as follows: 1 Math, 1 Science, 1 ELA, 1 Global History and Geography, 1 US History and Government; http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/1005-diploma-requirements#regentsdiploma or;· Compensatory Safety Net Option: Scores between 45-54 on one or more of the five required Regents exams, other than the ELA or mathematics exam, but compensates the low score with a score of 65 or higher on another required Regents exam. Note: a score of at least 55 must be earned on both the ELA and mathematics exams. A score of 65 or higher on a single examination may not be used to compensate for more than one examination for which a score of 45-54 is earned. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/safetynet-compensatoryoption.html|
|Local Diploma, Regents Diploma, with a Career and Technical Education Endorsement||All Student Populations||· Credit: Completes all credit requirements as listed above for specific diploma types and completes an approved CTE program· Assessment: Achieves a passing score on State assessments as listed above for specific diploma types and successfully completes the technical assessment designated for the particular approved CTE program which the student has completed. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/part100/pages/1005.html#carteched|
|Non-diploma High School Exiting Credentials|
|Credential Type||Available to||Requirements|
|Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential||Students with disabilities other than those who are assessed using the NYS Alternate Assessment (NYSSA)||· Completes a career plan; demonstrates attainment of the commencement level CDOS learning standards in the area of career exploration and development, integrated learning and universal foundation skills; satisfactorily completes the equivalent of 2 units of study (216 hours) in CTE coursework and work-based learning (including at least 54 hours of work-based learning); and has at least 1 completed employability profile; OR Credential may be a supplement to a regular diploma, or, if the student is unable to meet diploma standards, the credential may be awarded as the student’s exiting credential provided the student has attended school for not less than 12 years, excluding Kindergarten. http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2013/2013-04/p-12-educationadult-career-and-continuing-education-acces-joint-meeting|
|Skills and Achievement Commencement||Credential Students with severe disabilities that are assessed using NYSAA||All students with severe disabilities who attend school for not less than 12 years, excluding Kindergarten graduate with this credential which must be accompanied by a summary of the student’s levels of achievement in academic and career development and occupational studies. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/SACCmemo.htm http://www.p12.nysed.gov/part100/pages/1006.html|