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Benefits of College & Career Preparatory Course

Benefits of Demonstrating Completion of College and Career Preparatory Course

A student who graduates with a completion of a college and career preparatory course can improve the student’s chance of acceptance to college. This indicates you successfully completed an approved rigorous course and assessment in high school. Some colleges exempt students from college course requirements or give college credit to students who pass the college and career preparatory course and assessment in high school. There is something personally gratifying about completing a college and career preparatory course. You know you did more than the minimum to graduate high school. Furthermore, students that graduate and complete a college and career preparatory course and assessment increase the school’s Progress Report grade. By meeting these standards you benefit not only yourself, but the school.

Requirements to Demonstrate Completion of College and Career Preparatory Course
A student who has accomplished any one of the following achievements contributes positively to this metric:
  • Scored 65+ on the Algebra II or Math B Regents exam, orScored 65+ on the Chemistry Regents exam, or
  • Scored 65+ on the Physics Regents exam, orScored 3+ on any Advanced Placement (AP) exam, or
  • Scored 4+ on any International Baccalaureate (IB) exam, orEarned a grade of “C” or higher in a college credit-bearing course (e.g. College Now, Early College), or
  • Passed another course certified by the DOE as college- and career- ready