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Guides & Resources: Older Students, Graduation Requirements, and Transitioning to Adulthood

Older Students, Graduation Requirements, and Transitioning to Adulthood

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Do you have all the credits you need to graduate but did not pass all your Regents exams?  If so, you may still be able to graduate with a local diploma, even if you do not have a disability. For more information, talk to your school.

Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options 

Appeal Options for Regents Exams
En Español: Opciones de apelación para exámenes Regents
Also available in Korean

High School Promotion and Graduation Requirements 
En Español: Requisitos de Graduación y Promoción de la Escuela Secundaria
Also available in Korean

High School Graduation Requirements Fillable Worksheet

High School Graduation Options for Students with Disabilities
En Español: Opciones de graduación de la escuela secundaria para estudiantes con discapacidades
Also available in ChineseKorean

High School Promotion and Graduation Policy for English Language Learners (ELLs) 
En Español: Política de Promoción y Graduación de la Escuela Secundaria en Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Nueva York para Aprendientes del Idioma Inglés
Also available in: BengaliChineseHaitian Creole

Regents Exam Rights
En Español: Derechos para los Exámenes Regents

Requesting an Impartial Hearing for Extended School Eligibility for Students with Disabilities

Summary of Changes to Graduation Requirements due to COVID-19
En Español: Resumen de los cambios a los requisitos para la graduarse debido a la COVID-19
Also available in: ArabicBengaliChineseFrenchFulaniHaitian CreoleKoreanRussianUrduWolof

School Push-Out and Alternative Programs

Advocating for Pregnant and Parenting Students 

Know Your Options: Alternatives for Middle and High School Students  
En Español: Conoce tus Opciones: Alternativas para los alumnos de secundaria

Rocking the GED
En Español: Manejando la GED

Students, Know Your Rights!
En Español: Estudiantes de Secundaria, ¡Conozcan sus Derechos!

Updated weekly: Information about Transfer High Schools Currently Accepting Students

Transition Planning

The ARISE Coalition (coordinated by Advocates for Children) provides additional resources related to transition planning for students with disabilities.

Applying for ACCES-VR
En Español: Presentar una solicitud a ACCES-VR

Applying for OPWDD 
En Español: Cómo aplicar en la OPWDD

Guide to Transition Services & College Planning: Helping Students with Disabilities Move from School to Adulthood 
En Español: Guía de AFC sobre servicios de transición y planificación universitaria: Para ayudar a estudiantes con discapacidades en la transición de la escuela a la vida adulta

Preparing for Life after High School: Internships, Vocational & Transition Services 
En Español: Preparándote Para la Vida Después de la Escuela Secundaria: Programas Vocacionales y Servicios de Transición

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Fact Sheet
En Español: Seguro de Ingreso Suplementario