2019 Summer Regents Schedule


2018 Admissions

Citywide Directory http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/243F4EC2-4ED4-4F1C-8A7D-DF4B8BD14771/0/2018NYCHSDirectoryCitywideENGLISH.pdf

Brooklyn Directory http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/97DE49F4-4805-4BE2-855B-196AC8462BCB/0/2018NYCHSDirectoryBrooklynENGLISH.pdf

Manhattan Directory http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D9981CF0-328F-4C29-A536-4C2697349521/0/2018NYCHSDirectoryManhattanENGLISH.pdf

SI Directory http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/F8EC1E36-9E53-4922-AB8D-20801561B466/0/2018NYCHSDirectoryStatenIslandENGLISH.pdf

Queens Directory http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/2106673A-72C8-4965-9BD7-9722000EBEF7/0/2018NYCHSDirectoryQueensENGLISH.pdf

Bronx Directory http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/7C17356D-FAF4-46C2-A4C9-D2ADFA295E76/0/2018NYCHSDirectoryBronxENGLISH.pdf

Specialized HS http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/39E5EC65-FA08-4A2A-91AD-9F7334670B3D/0/20172018SpecializedHighSchoolsStudentHandbookENGLISH.pdf

Specialized High School Handbook

Specialized High Schools Admisssions Test FAQ on Redesigned Test

Visual & Performing Arts-Preparing Portfolio/Audtion

Graduation Requirements


Students with Disabilities Graduation Requirements

Career and Technical Education Students: Credit Requirements

High School Academic Policy Reference Guide (April 2015)
Overview of Appeals to Graduate with Low Scores on Regents Examinations (April 2016)  

IncludeNYC Information on TASC (new GED)

Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential-Information for Parents and Business (Aug 2015)

The New York State Education Department, Office of Special Education is pleased to provide two brochures that districts may use to disseminate key information to parents and community businesses on the Career Development and Occupational Studies (COOS) Commencement Credential. These brochures are being issued to assist schools in helping parents and businesses understand and support student attainment of the COOS Commencement Credential. Both brochures can be accessed on the Office of Special Education's Graduation Requirements page
A Future Student's Guide to Grants & Loans

HS Regents Exams-Transition to Common Core

Inside Schools.org Video
High School Hustle: How To Apply
Office of Adult & Continuing Education
Free Classes to earn HS Equivalency diploma 
Click here: schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/488B8EED-4F7C-4D93-AA86-F2C7EFAE357A/188361/OACE1Pager2015_Englishsource.pdf

New GED Test for 2014
Beginning January 1, 2014, there will be a new GED test in New York State. As a result, any scores on the sections passed by test takers prior to that date will no longer count.  Therefore, we encourage anyone who's considering taking the GED again to do so by the end of 2013. 

There are a number of programs around the City that can help students and adult learners prepare for and pass the GED.  For example, New York City has a network of Literacy Zones with counselors who can assist New Yorkers with finding a GED preparation program that best serves their needs.  Please call or visit one of the organizations below for more information:
Turning Point
5220 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 718-360-8180/8159

The Bronx
Highbridge Community Life Center
979 Ogden Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452 646-393-9533 X117

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College                                               Literacy Partners, Inc./PUSH Family Welcome Center
199 Chambers Street, S-736, NY, NY 10004 212-346-8890                                  127 West 127th St, NY, NY 10027 646-351-0258

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp.                                                            University Settlement Society of New York Inc.
76 Wadsworth Avenue, NY, NY 10033 212-822-8323                                           184 Eldridge Street, NY, NY 10002 212-533-6306

CUNY York College                                                                                            Ravenswood Family Learning Center
94-43 160th Street, Jamaica, NY 11451 718-262-3861                                         35-32 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 718-752--3718

Peninsula Adult Learning Center
92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Beach, NY 11693 718-945-7058

Staten Island
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
1859 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314 718-508-3882

YouCanToo! is another great resource.  Their website features a GED prep program locator, online tools, resources and over 50 videos of adult learners in New York City.  For more information, log on to www.nyc.gov/youcantoonyc. 

Approved CTE Programs May 2014
Overview of School and Program Options: 
Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs), 
Transfer Schools, and GED Programs

Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs) are evening academic programs designed specifically to meet the needs of high school students who have been in high school for four years and might be considering dropping out because they are behind in credits or because they have adult responsibilities that make attending school in the daytime difficult. To attend a YABC, students must be least 17.5 years old, have been in high school for four or more years, and have 17 or more academic credits. At the YABC, students work to earn the required credits and pass all required exams. Students graduate with a diploma from their home school. Many YABCs include an engagement and support component calledLearning to Work.

Transfer Schools are small, academically rigorous high schools designed to re-engage students who have dropped out of high school or have fallen behind. These schools are designed to create a personalized learning environment and to provide students with connections to college. Each Transfer School determines criteria for admission individually. Students graduate with a high school diploma from the Transfer High School they attend. To set up an interview for admission or learn more about a Transfer School, students must work with a guidance counselor at their school. Many Transfer Schools include an engagement and support component called Learning to Work. 

Full-day and part-time GED preparation programs prepare students to pass the General Educational Development (GED) Exam. A variety of different programs in the District of Alternative Schools and Programs (District 79) are available for students who wish to prepare to take the exam for a high school equivalency diploma. Students earn a high school equivalency diploma if they earn a passing score on the GED exam. Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll in a GED program. Many GED programs include an engagement and support component called Learning to Work. 

Overview of Learning to Work

Many of the schools and programs described above are supported by the Learning to Work program. Learning to Work (LTW) assists students in overcoming some of the obstacles that impede their progress toward a high school diploma and lead them toward rewarding employment and educational experiences after graduation. LTW offers in-depth job readiness and career exploration activities designed to enhance the academic component of select Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs), Transfer Schools, and GED programs. Select schools and programs with LTW also include an internship component. 

Pathways to Graduation (P2G) 
Provides students with the tools necessary to earn their high school equivalency diploma and achieve college and career success.  P2G is free and has many locations throughout the five boroughs.  P2G serves students ages 18 - 21; 17 year old students may only enroll with parent or guardian permission, though final determinations are considered on a case-by-case basis.  Students interested in enrolling should call or visit any of our six Referral Centers, located citywide.  Locations are listed below.
In addition to enrolling in Pathways to Graduation, students may visit Referral Centers to learn about their rights as Department of Education students, to learn how to read their transcripts, and to understand how to navigate their education-related options.   
If you have additional questions, please visit www.Path2Grad.org<http://www.path2grad.org/>, or by phone at (718) 557-2525.

Bronx Referral Center for High School Alternatives @ Bronx Regional High School
1010 Reverend James A. Polite Avenue, Room 436, Bronx, NY 10459
Kevin Linares (718) 518-3320 ext. 4367
Brooklyn Referral Center for High School Alternatives @ Marcy Avenue Complex
832 Marcy Avenue, Room 501A, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Shewlanda Berkley 718-636-5770 ext. 581
Downtown Brooklyn Referral Center for High School Alternatives @ Schermerhorn Street
69 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Deborah Rosen or Nadrae Haywood (718) 935-9457 ext. 1080
Manhattan Referral Center for High School Alternatives @ the Alternative Learning Complex
269 West 35th Street (@ Eighth Avenue), 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Shalinda Flemings (212) 244-1274
Queens Referral Center for High School Alternatives @ Jamaica Learning Center
162-02 Hillside Avenue, Room 109, Jamaica, NY 11432
Freddy Carrasco Dance (718) 739-2100 ext. 5001
Staten Island Referral Center for High School Alternatives @ St. George
450 St. Marks Place, Staten Island, NY 10301
Melissa Galli (718) 273-3225 ext. 120


  *   TASC preparation from licensed NYC teachers.
  *   TASC preparation at Pathways to Graduation includes guidance for college and career. In order to graduate from Pathways to Graduation, you will need to complete a high quality personal statement essay, resume, cover letter and an academic project. In addition, you must receive a high enough score on your Office Practice Test (OPT) to show you will succeed on the TASC exam. We strive to see you succeed on the TASC exam and beyond and these tasks are in place in order to ensure your success once you graduate Pathways to Graduation.
  *   TASC instruction for English Language Learners in either a Freestanding English as a Second Language (ESL) program or Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) programs in French or Spanish.
  *   Student support from licensed Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, and support staff.
  *   College & Career planning.
  *   Every borough has a College & Career Resource Center (CCRC) that functions as the epicenter for activity on preparing students for life after Pathways to Graduation. The CCRC has staff that coach students through college and job application process in order to ensure their success upon leaving Pathways to Graduation.
  *   Internship opportunities.
  *   In sites throughout Pathways to Graduation there are opportunities for students to learn trades and skills in paid and unpaid internships. We has internships in hospitals, non-profits, hotels, college campuses, New York Times, the Metropolitan Transit Authority among many others.
  *   Services from Community Based Organization (CBO) partnerships.
  *   A number of sites are co-located with Community Based Organizations. These sites are meant to create a diverse learning environment for our students that differs from a typical school atmosphere. Some of sites are co-located with Opportunities for Better Tomorrow, Youth Build, Youth Action, and Job Corps.
Overview of Referral Centers for High School Alternatives

Referral Centers for High School Alternatives are one-stop guidance centers, located in every borough, where high school aged students can be connected to academic options and wrap-around supports. If you experience difficulty in contacting a Referral Center, please contact the District 79 Office of Student Support Services at 917-521-3639.Brooklyn Referral Center for High School Alternatives @ Marcy Avenue Complex
832 Marcy Avenue Room 501A Brooklyn, NY 11216
District 79 Office of Student Support Services 
4360 Broadway Room 402 New York, NY 10033
 Schools, Programs, & Services
Located in every borough, Referral Centers for High School Alternatives are one-stop guidance centers where high school aged students can be connected to academic options and wrap-around supports.
GED Plus is a citywide program that provides full time and part time GED services as well as support in transitioning to a college and/or career at no cost to students in New York City who are aged 18-21. Students who are 17 may enroll if there are extenuating circumstances and with parent/guardian permission.
ACCESS offers full time GED preparation with a work internship component called Learning to Work (LTW) which helps students stay engaged, or re-engage, in school through work readiness. Age requirements are the same as GED Plus. More information coming soon!

Phoenix Academy
Phoenix Academy is a residential substance abuse intervention program for NYC high school students. Although some students are court-referred, this is a voluntary program for high school students struggling with substance abuse. Phoenix Academy is a diploma granting program that also offers the GED option for eligible students. More information coming soon!

Co-Op Tech (School of Cooperative Technical Education)
Co-Op Tech offers half-day career and technical training courses for students who are enrolled in academic courses in another Department of Education school or program including GED Plus and ACCESS.

College Bridge 
College Bridge prepares GED and high school graduates for college success. 

Adult & Continuing Education
The Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE), the largest adult education provider in New York State, offers Basic Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), High School Equivalency, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes to adults age 21 and older.
Re-Start provides educational services for students in drug treatment programs or other involuntary and/or temporary settings. More information coming soon!

Correctional Education
Schools and programs for students who are court-involved, incarcerated, or recently released. This includes Passages Academy in Department of Youth and Family Justice sites for students 15 years old and younger and East River Academy on Rikers Island primarily for 16 – 24 year old students. More information coming soon!
Long-Term Suspension Centers 
Credit-bearing programs for middle and high school students who have been suspended from their home school for twelve (12) months for having committed a level 5 disciplinary offense. Students in these programs complete and receive credit for academic work aligned to the curricular requirements for their grade.  
Services for Student Parents
District 79 operates Referral Centers for High School Alternatives and LYFE centers both of which are equipped to support pregnant and parenting students through Academic Intervention Specialists (AIS).

The Living for the Young Family through Education (LYFE) program supports pregnant and parenting students enrolled in a NYC Department of Education school by providing childcare and referral services. Social Workers assigned to each of the 38 LYFE centers provide social and emotional support for young parents to enable their academic progress as well as their progress as parents.