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.
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.
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
Prerequisite Policy for AP & NCCC Courses
Please view this Prerequisite Policy which will determine student qualifications for both
KCS Transcript Request
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.”