Oswego City School District
120 East First Street
Oswego, New York 13126
Phone: 315-341-2000

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Adoption Date: 12/20/2011
7000 - STUDENTS

STUDENT PROGRESS
7220 Graduation Requirements/Early Graduation/Accelerated Programs

In order to graduate from Oswego City School District, a student must complete or may exceed the requirements set forth in Part 100 of the Commissioner's Regulations. The Board of Education reserves the right to establish requirements for graduation which exceed the minimum standards as defined by the New York State Regents. All students must be in compliance with Commissioner's Regulations for graduation in achieving a minimum of a Regents diploma unless otherwise indicated.

 

Regents Diploma with Honors

 

         The District may award a Regents diploma with honors to students who receive an average of ninety percent (90%) on all Regents examinations required for the honors diploma. These exams include mathematics, science, US History and Government, Global History and Geography and languages other than English (LOTE). This "honors" diploma may also be given to a student who has substituted no more than two (2) alternative assessments for a Regents examination as approved by Commissioner's Regulations Section 100.2(f). However, the student's actual score on the substituted alternative assessment will not be factored into the ninety percent (90%) calculation.

 

Regents Diplomas with Advanced Designation with Honors

 

         The District may award a Regents diploma with advanced designation with honors. A student needs to have an average score of ninety percent (90%) on all Regents examinations required for the advanced diploma. These Regents examinations are: ELA, two (2) (or three [3]) mathematics, two (2) sciences (one in physical science/the other in life science), US History and Government, Global History and Geography and languages other than English (LOTE).

 

Early Graduation

 

         Upon request from the student's parent/guardian, a student shall be eligible for early graduation in fewer than eight (8) semesters upon completion of all requirements for graduation, excluding physical education, as mandated by Commissioner's Regulations. A student shall not be required to continue enrollment for the sole purpose of completing physical education requirements.

 

Accelerated Programs

 

Eighth Grade Acceleration for Diploma Credits

 

         Individual eighth grade students only may be afforded the opportunity to take high school courses in mathematics and in at least one (1) of the following areas: English, social studies, languages other than English, art, music, career and technical education subjects, or science courses. The Superintendent or his/her designee is responsible for determining that an eighth grade student is eligible  to  take  high  school  courses. The  District  shall utilize  a set  of  criteria  to  determine  each

student's readiness for acceleration. Students who are accelerated for diploma credit must have been provided instruction designed to facilitate their attainment of, by the end of Grade 7, the State intermediate learning standards in each subject area in which they are accelerated.

 

Advanced Placement

 

         Advanced Placement (AP) examinations are administered by the College Board with strict guidelines as to its implementation. A national, standardized, arduous examination is administered by the College Board in May of each year for a great variety of courses in various subject areas. In addition to entering a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored in high school, Advance Placement examinations afford students the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing in most of the nation's colleges and universities. The District shall utilize a set of criteria to determine a student's readiness for enrollment in the Advanced Placement classes.


Policy References:
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Sections 100.1(i), 100.2(f), 100.4(d) and 100.5