Welcome to the WCSD Graduation Resources Website

  • The WCSD School Counseling program supports students socially, emotionally, and academically to enhance school achievement, to ensure all students reach their full potential; become productive members of our community and are lifelong learners.

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

  • For high school students who are looking for a career in the military after graduation, we invite you to visit the usa.gov military website.

New York State High School Diploma Requirements

  • 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 meet the following assessment criteria:

    Assessments:  Students are required to pass 5 Regents Exams to graduate from High School

    There are 4 core exams, one in each discipline:

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies. 

    In Wappingers we also have students take a 2nd 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 following NYSED website.

Wappingers CSD Counseling Department

  • In the Wappingers Central School District, the School Counseling Department works to ensure a safe learning environment that promotes tolerance and acceptance of all students. Counselors serve as a resource for students, parents, and teachers alike, helping to address some of the everyday challenges facing our students. Together, counselors work in collaboration with students and parents to ensure student success in the areas of academics, career planning, and personal goal setting.

    This webpage is dedicated to providing our students and their families with resources to help them get ready for what is to come after high school graduation.  If you require additional information, please reach out to your child's school counselor.