Diploma/Credential Types

Stanley G. Falk School’s primary focus is on student learning, with a commitment to high expectations for success. Our goal is to provide students an education congruent with New York State Learning Standards, as well as the student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Three pathways for academic programming are offered to ensure students meet their post-secondary goals. Diplomas and credentials are awarded from students' home school districts, and New York State and district graduation requirements apply.

Regents - students are offered the opportunity, at the high school level, to participate in a course of study leading to a Regents Diploma. Students are prepared for the challenging New York State Regents Exams by actively engaging in an academically rigorous course load while their individual learning needs are met in a 6:1:1 setting.

Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential - this credential is recognized by New York State as certifying that the student has the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment. This certificate program will recognize each individual student's needs, preferences and strengths in preparation for post-school employment.

Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential - this credential is recognized by New York State as a certification for students who are eligible to take the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA). This certificate will recognize each individual student's skills, strengths, level of independence, career development, and foundation for post-school living, learning and working.

New York State graduation requirements: