Academic Resources

Graduation Course & Exam Requirements

Here you will find a chart established by the NY State Education Department, which outlines the minimum course credit and Regents exam requirements for graduation. Graduation Requirements Chart

For additional graduation requirement and policy information please visit the NYSED Office of Curriculum & Instruction.

Graduation Chart for Web

KCS Diploma & Examination Requirements

NY State has mandated various requirements for graduation. Requirements for graduation can be divided into two categories: credits and exams. Students are required to earn 22.5 credits, including a mandatory core curriculum of 18.5 credits, in order to graduate.

Students are also required to pass a minimum of five New York State Regents Exams. There are additional course and exam requirements for an Advanced Regents Diploma.

Course Selection & Annual Reviews

Every January-March, students in grades 6-11 will be presented with information on graduation requirements and courses available for the following school year. They will fill out a Course Selection Worksheet and meet with the school counselor to review their current academic progress, requests for the next year, progress toward graduation and discuss post high school planning.

Parents are invited to attend the high school planning presentation by the high school principal and school counselor each fall.

High School Academic Planning Presentation_ SY 2016-2017

College Level Coursework

North Country Community College Bridge Courses

The following NCCC Bridge courses are available during 11th and 12th grade years:




Government & Politics


Intermediate Spanish I

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

US History & Government

English Language & Composition

English Literature & Composition

Environmental Science

Prerequisite Policy for AP & NCCC Courses

Please view this Prerequisite Policy which will determine student qualifications for both

KCS Transcript Request

If you would like us to send a copy of your KCS Transcript to a college or employer, please complete this KCS Transcript Request Form and return it to Mrs. Summo, the school secretary.

College Credit Transfer Request

NCCC Bridge Course Transcripts

If you have taken courses for college credit at KCS, you must request that North Country Community College sends their transcript to a college or employer. Complete this Transcript Request Form and send it to North County Community College. Please note there is a $7.00 fee for official transcripts.

AP Course Score Reporting & Credit Policy

If you have taken AP courses and the AP exam, you will need to have your scores sent officially to colleges and universities for their consideration of transfer credit. Visit this AP Collegeboard page to send scores and to look up the transfer credit policies a colleges and universities.

Champlain Educational Services Tech Offerings

Students in 11th & 12th grade have the opportunity to attend career and technical education training programs at the

CV-TEC campus in Mineville and Plattsburgh (for programs not offered in Mineville).

Beginning in 10th grade, students will have the opportunity to tour and investigate available programs to aid in planning their final years of high school.

For a complete list of programs, descriptions, and videos visit the CV-TEC Website.

Students who are interested should contact Mrs. Johnson in the School Counseling Office.

“Let each become all he or she is capable of becoming.”