High School Transition

High School Transition 

In Middle School, students are growing and changing from children to adolescents. Middle school is the time for students to explore their interests and begin to connect the skills they learn in the classroom with practical uses in both possible careers and everyday life. Today's youth face many challenges, both personally and developmentally, growing up in an increasingly perse, mobile, and 'connected' society. High school is the time where they begin to solidify a sense of self and start to make choices about how they will be productive members in society. Students will begin to have more choice in the classes they take and will be able to gear them based off of their interests. Your child's School Counselor is there to help guide and assist students through this process so that they will be college and career ready as well as competitive in today's ever changing world.

9th Grade Information

-9 Periods a day: 8 classes and a 30 minute lunch

-Freshman must take a minimum of 6 classes plus Physical Education class

-Some classes are mixed 9-12 graders

-Students will start to accumulate credits

Mandatory Classes for 9th Grade

English 1.00 credit

-English 9 or Honors English

Social Studies 1.00 credit

-World History 9 or Honors World History 9

Math 1.00 credit


Science 1.00 credit

-Biology +Lab/Earth Science + Lab 

Graduation Requirements

NYS Regents Diploma: Must earn a minimum of 22 credits

4 credits of English

4 credits of Social Studies

3 credits of Math

3 credits of Science

1 credit of Foreign Language/3 for Advance Regents

1 credit of Art/Music Electives

2 credits of PE

1/2 credit of Health

3 1/2 credits of Electives

*40 Week classes = 1 credit, 20 Week classes = 1/2 credit

Scheduling Presentation-9th Grade

Elective Course Description Book

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