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Multiple Pathways

Multiple pathways recognize the importance of engaging students in rigorous and relevant academic programs.  The pathway options recognize students’ interests in the Arts, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS), Civics, Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and World Languages by allowing an approved pathway to satisfy students’ graduation requirements.

Under the “4+1” pathway assessment option, students must take and pass four required Regents exams or NYSED-Approved  Regents Examination Alternatives (one in each of the following subjects: English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) and complete a comparably rigorous pathway to meet the fifth assessment requirement for graduation.

Pathway Requirements

Pathway Students must successfully complete:

Arts Pathway

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway

Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Pathway

Civics Pathway
Humanities Pathway
  • an additional social studies or English language arts course culminating in a Regents exam or NYSED-Approved Regents Examination Alternative; and
  • the culminating Regents exam or NYSED-Approved Regents Examination Alternative.
STEM Pathway
World Languages Pathway

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