SCHOOL COUNSELING SERVICES
The school-counseling program is designed to enablestudents to benefit from the educational program, toimplement career plans and to assist in their personaland social development. In all three areas, counselors provide information and direction for decision making by the student.Counselors are required by the State EducationDepartment to provide each student with an AnnualReview. At this meetin
g, the student’s academic
progress is reviewed; interests and goals are discussedand course selections for the following year are made.The counseling staff is ready to answer questions youand your son or daughter may have about any phase of the academic programming, and what might be neededto achieve educational and career goals. The telephonenumbers for the counseling offices are as follows:Cicero-North Syracuse High School
218-4100 North Syracuse Junior High School
NOTE: Levels of Instruction
AP Advanced Placement R RegentsRH Regents HonorsAll levels of instruction present content from Regentscurricula.GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
A total of 22 units are required for graduation fromCicero-North Syracuse High School. This includes twofull units of four years of physical education.
REQUIRED COURSES/CREDITS (22 Total)
REGENTS DIPLOMAADVANCED DESIGNATIONREGENTS DIPLOMA
Course Credits Course Credits
English 4 English 4Social Studies 4 Social Studies 4Math 3 Math 3Science 3 Science 3Languages Other thanEnglish (LOTE)1Languages Other thanEnglish (LOTE)3Art/Music 1 Art/Music 1Health .5 Health .5Physical Education 2 Physical Education 2Electives 3.5 Electives 1.5Total
REQUIRED REGENTS EXAMS
English Language Arts Regents English Language Arts RegentsOne (1) Math Regents Three (3) Math RegentsGlobal Studies Regents Global Studies RegentsU.S. History Regents U.S. History RegentsOne (1) Science RegentsLiving Environment
One (1)Other Science Regents
All students must achieve one unit of credit in a foreignlanguage during grades 8
12. If the student has notearned one unit of credit at the end of the 8
grade, thestudent may acquire that credit by passing the 6-week summer school course, if offered.*Students acquiring five units of credit in specificcourses in Art, Music, Business, Technology, or Vocational Education may be exempt from the 3-year Languages Other than English (LOTE) requirement for an Advanced Designation Regents Diploma. They musthave one year of LOTE.
All students, other than those with IEP’s enrolled in
special class, must take the Regents Exam(s) for thecourse(s) in which they are enrolled. Only theCommittee on Special Education (CSE) can approve astudent to take an RCT after the student has taken andfailed a Regents exam. Starting with all students in theclass of 2016, no RCT testing will be available.
REGENTS EXAMINATION SCORES (REQUIRED)
Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12:
Pass 5 Regents with grade of 65 or higher.
Pass 8 Regents with a grade of 65 or higher for Advanced Designation Diploma.
COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS
Many colleges require the submission of scores from acollege admissions exam as part of their admission process. There are two College Board exams produced by different non-profit testing corporations (SAT &ACT). Most colleges will accept scores from either SAT
or ACT for admission purposes. Each college’s
individual website states admission requirements. Each
year’s testing schedule is listed in the counseling
(Tips& Tools) and parent newsletters, which are on the CNSwebsite. The testing schedules are available in the highschool counseling offices. Online registration isrequired at www.sat.collegeboard.com andwww.actstudent.org. Both the SAT & ACT may betaken more than once. It is recommended that studentsfirst take these examinations in the spring of their junior year.
SAT and ACT scores have to be sent by thestudent to all colleges where they apply. We will nolonger put scores on transcripts. Students contactSAT/ACT companies directly.SAT I
The SAT I is a test that measures verbal, mathematical
and writing abilities developed during a student’s years
of education. These abilities are related to how well youmay be able to do academically in college.