Welcome to the WCSD Graduation Resources Website

  • This page is dedicated to providing our students and their families with resources to plan for the future after graduation. WCSD counselors work closely with students and parents to ensure student success in the areas of academics, career planning, and personal goal setting.

    Take advantage of all the help your school counselors can offer!
    John Jay HS School Counseling Office
    RCK School Counseling Office


College Entrance Exams

  • ACT Exam


  • SAT Exam

Earning College Credit in High School

  • AP Courses

  • DCC Courses

Vocational Career Exploration

  • DC BOCES CTI Program

Military Service

New York State High School Diploma Requirements

  • For a NYS High School Regents Diploma, all students must meet the following minimum credit criteria:

    Credits: 22 units of credit distributed as follows:

    • English Language Arts: 4 
    • Social Studies:  4
    • Science: 3
    • Mathematics: 3
    • Health: 1/2
    • Arts: 1
    • World Languages: 1
    • Physical Education: 2
    • Electives: 3 1/2

    For a NYS High School Regents Diploma, all students must pass five Regents Exams.

    There are 4 core exams, one in each discipline:

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies

    In Wappingers, we also have students take a second Social Studies Regents exam, which completes the required humanities pathway to graduation.  In general, students must pass each exam with a score of 65 or better.

    For all other Diploma types and their Graduation Criteria please visit the NYSED website.