College and Career Readiness Requirements

Washington College

*It doesn’t matter where you are, everyone is somewhere. What matters is knowing where you are, so that you can get to college readiness. **Every MAST student will get to college-readiness by the time they graduate. #sisepuede #wegotthis #rocktheregents

Passing: This indicates the lowest possible score a student can attain on a standardized test (65), which will allow him/her to graduate high school, yet will likely mean that this student will need to take remedial coursework to meet the demands of an entry-level college class.

College-Readiness: In its simplest form, it means being ready for college. Specifically, it indicates that if a high school graduate is college-ready, he/she has the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit bearing college courses without the need for remedial coursework. It depends on the college-readiness indicators for each state. For example, for the state of New York, college readiness on the ELA Regents is a 75, which means that a student who earns a 75 on the ELA Regents, will be able to earn a 75+ in an entry level English-related college course.

Master: This category encompasses all the characteristics of the college-readiness indicator. According to the New York State Education Department defines “mastery” on individual Regents examinations as a score of 85 or greater with the exception of the English Language Arts exam for which students must earn a 90 or greater to attain mastery status. Therefore, this means that a student who earns an 85 or 90 will earn that equivalent grade in an entry-level relevant college course.

MAST College Trajectory Map

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

Students must earn the credits listed under Graduation Requirements. Completing the additional courses listed below can support students in successfully transitioning to college or the workplace.

9th Grade: I’m a freshman if I have 11 credits. 10th Grade: I’m a sophomore if I have 22 credits. 11th Grade: I’m a junior if I have 33 credits. 12th Grade: I’m a senior if I have 44 credits.
Academics and Credits ELA Unit-Memoirs ⧠ ELA Unit- College-Level Persuasive Writing
⧠ AP World History
⧠ ELA Unit- College-
Level Literary Analysis
⧠ AP Seminar
⧠ ELA Unit- The Personal Statement
⧠ AP Research
⧠ AP Biology and/or Chemistry
Tests ⧠ Living Environment Regents
⧠ Algebra I Reg. (≥ 70)
⧠ Mock Regents (all)
⧠ Geometry Reg. (≥70)
⧠ ELA Reg. (≥ 75)
⧠ Global History Reg.
⧠ AP Environmental Science
⧠ AP World History
⧠ PSAT
⧠ Mock Regents (all)
⧠ Chemistry Reg.
⧠ Algebra II Reg.
⧠ ELA Reg. (≥ 75)
⧠ LOTE
⧠ AP Seminar
⧠ AP U.S. History
⧠ SAT
⧠ Mock Regents (all)
⧠ Physics Reg.
⧠ Trigonometry Reg.
⧠ LOTE
⧠ AP Biology
⧠ AP Literature
⧠ AP Language
⧠ SAT II Subject Tests
⧠ Mock Regents (all)
Electives/Extra-curricular ⧠ Summer Bridge (STEAM Academy)
⧠ Initial conversations about post-secondary options
⧠ Visits to local college campuses
⧠ Review College Board Resources/Learner Pal
⧠ National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
⧠ Visits to SUNY and campuses in neighboring states
⧠ Spring Career Fair at York College
⧠ Career Inventory Assessment
⧠ Identify possible majors
⧠ January Assembly-Tracking Progress to Graduation
⧠ College Now program at York College
⧠ Fall Career Fair at York College
⧠ Narrow Possible Majors
⧠ Utilize College Board Resources/Learner Pal
⧠ Common Application
⧠ Research and Apply for Scholarships
⧠ Overnight College Visits
⧠ January Assembly-Tracking Progress to Graduation
⧠ Senior Lunch and Learn
⧠ College Now program at York College
⧠ College/University Decision Day
⧠ FAFSA (Financial Aid)

College and Career Readiness Requirements
Students must earn the credits listed under Graduation Requirements. Completing the additional courses listed below can support students in successfully transitioning to college or the workplace.

Courses That Support College and Career Readiness
Subject-Specific Course Sequences Advanced Courses
Math: 8 Regents-level credits, including a sequence that consists of at least the following courses:  

  • Algebra I   
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) courses
  • Courses for college credit such as:
    • College Now  
    • CUNY Early College
Science: 8 Regents-level credits, including a sequence that consists of at least three of the following courses:

  • Living Environment  
  • Chemistry  
  • Physics  
  • An AP science course

 

Achievements that support College and Career Readiness
  • Earn any of these scores to enter a four-year CUNY college and/or avoid remediation at CUNY Community Colleges:

          Reading and Writing

    • English Regents exam score of 75+
    • SAT Critical Reading score of 480+
    • ACT English score of 20+
    • CUNY Assessment Test in Reading score of 70+ and Writing Test score of 56+

Math

    • Any Math Regents exam score of 80+ AND a passing grade in Algebra II/Trig or a higher level math course
    • Common Core-aligned Algebra I Regents exam score of 70+ AND a passing grade in Algebra II/Trig or a higher level math course
    • Math SAT score of 500+
    • ACT Math score of 21+
    • CUNY Assessment Test in Math I score of 45+
    • CUNY Assessment Test in Math II score of 40+
  • Earn a score of 3+ on any Advanced Placement (AP) Exam
  • Earn a score of 4+ on any International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam
  • Pass a course that earns college credit with a “C” or higher
  • Earn an Advanced Regents diploma
  • Earn a CTE diploma endorsement and/or pass an industry recognized
    technical assessment for licensure and/or certification
  • Earn an Arts diploma endorsement

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