The District will provide students with disabilities appropriate opportunities to earn a diploma or non-diploma high school exiting credential in accordance with Commissioner’s regulations. Students with disabilities may be eligible for one or more of the following:
- Regents Diploma, including with honors, an advanced designation, a career and technical education endorsement, and/or any other designation or endorsement as may be available from time to time.
- Local Diploma, including with any endorsement as may be available from time to time.
Existing Credentials Options
- Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential, which may be earned as a supplement to a Regents or local diploma or as a student’s only exiting credential.
- Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential.
Specific requirements and detailed information for each diploma and non-diploma high school exiting credential are specified in the Commissioner’s regulations and various guidance materials issued by the New York State Department of Education.
8 NYCRR §§ 100.1, 100.2, 100.5, and 100.6
NOTE: Refer also to Policies #7220 — Graduation Options/Early Graduation/Accelerated Programs
#7221 — Participation in Graduation Ceremonies
#7641 — Transition Services
Adopted October 22, 2019