Pathways to Graduation
Understanding Diploma Requirements,
Options, Scoring
& Commencement Credentials​​

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Taconic Resources for Independence
82 Washington St. Suite 214
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601​

​Join us for this free workshop to learn about the credit, assessments and test scores required in order for any student to graduate with a Regents or local diploma. One available pathway option which meets part of these requirements includes the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential, which can motivate students to stay in school and develop the skills necessary to succeed in a variety of career paths. Attendees will be informed of the appeals process to determine if a student may graduate with a diploma using a lower score.

Additional scoring options for students with disabilities will also be explained, along with the criteria to request a review for graduation-level proficiency of those students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) who cannot meet the graduation standards through the existing options.

​Seating is limited. Registration is required by Tuesday 10/10/17

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Karen Lynch, Special Education Advocate
Taconic Resources for Independence

Joyce M. Hawk, Outreach Coordinator
Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center

Phone: 845-331-0541 x18
Dorothy Richards

The facility is handicapped accessible

Sponsored by the
Mid-Hudson Regional Affiliate of the NYS Special Education Task Force

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The Mid-Hudson Task Force is committed to improving educational access and outcomes for students with disabilities through a collaborative regional and statewide network of stakeholders representing a variety of perspectives in addressing the special education needs of students in Dutchess, Ulster, Orange and Sullivan Counties, as well as New York State.