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  • Capital Region BOCES CTE Opportunities | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    Careers Internet Applications Design Retail and Office Services Global Fashion Studies Vocational Training and Transition Construction and Fabrication Careers 3D Printing Green Construction Tech Building Trades Carpentry Services Electrical Trades Electrical Trades HVAC R and Plumbing Welding and Metal Fabrication Health Careers Nurse Assistant Patient Care Services Environmental Careers Floral Design Service Industry Careers Cosmetology Culinary Arts and Hospitality Culinary Arts Tech Prep Food Services Technical Careers Computer and Network Technician Manufacturing Machining Tech Gaming Multimedia Web Design New Visions Career Exploration These programs differ from the other programs listed These are honors level programs available only to seniors They do not take place at the Albany Campus but instead are held at a variety of relevant locations in the community They require students to apply and interview in order to be accepted Students should see their counselor early in their junior year if this is an option they would like to pursue Health Careers Law and Government STEM About Us Academics Athletics Board of Education Community Student Services Featured Budget Finance Breakfast Lunch Menus Calendar Contact News Staff Resources About Us Budget Finance Calendar Contact Directions Employment Forms News Notifications Policies Publications Registration Staff Resources Academics APPR Common Core

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  • High School Graduation Requirements | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    Pathway completion of a state approved CTE program and assessment Arts Pathway completion of an arts sequence and state approved arts assessment Advanced Regents Diploma All of the above exams plus additional tests listed below with minimum score of 65 required 2 additional math Regents exams 1 additional science Regents exam 3 credits in foreign language OR a five unit sequence in art music business technology family and consumer sciences or career and technical education CTE Foreign language Regents exam if completing a foreign language sequence Students who have a 90 or better average for all of their Regents exams will be awarded a with honors distinction with their Regents or Advanced Regents Diplomas Local Diploma A local diploma is only available to students with disabilities See our Special Education page for details Information Attendance Requirements Students may be denied course credit if they miss more than 15 percent of class time due to unexcused absences tardiness or early dismissals Attendance is taken on a class by class basis not just at the beginning of the day Students must bring in a written excuse within three days of their return to school The maximum number of unexcused absences are Full credit courses that meet every day 25 Full credit courses that meet every other day 13 Half credit courses that meet every other day 6 Half credit courses that meet every day 12 Course Load Requirement In addition to the total number of credits needed to graduate there is a requirement that all students carry at least 6 5 credits per year This ensures that students continue to challenge themselves throughout high school and are able to experience a variety of different courses Juniors and seniors are able to count cooperative work experience as one of these credits Students requiring

    Original URL path: http://www.mohonasen.org/student-services/high-school-guidance/high-school-graduation-requirements/ (2016-02-17)
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  • High School Course Registration | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    these are mailed home for parents to sign off on Ninth Grade This is a key year for developing a game plan for the rest of high school Counselors invite every ninth grader and his or her parents to a personal conference sometime in March or April Each conference lasts about 40 minutes In addition to selecting courses for tenth grade the discussion focuses on a review of current academic performance long and short term goals and methods of career exploration available to students The freshman conference is also a good opportunity for parents to personally meet with their child s counselor give input into course selection and set the stage for a productive working relationship that will last straight through to graduation A preliminary list of course requests is mailed home for parent approval in May Tenth Eleventh Grade At both sophomore and junior meetings counselors will cover topics on academic advisement career planning and individual options for the following year Parents are not specifically called in at this time but they re always welcome to call and request to participate Twelfth Grade Most if not all course selection for the final year of high school is completed in the eleventh grade Students will still have ample interaction with their counselors as seniors but the emphasis switches to graduation and making a successful transition to college and or the workplace High School Registration At the high school there is an entire week dedicated to students selecting their courses for the following year This is called Course Registration The process occurs during late fall winter for 9th 10th and 11th grade students During the first two days as students move through their day teachers will set aside a portion of the block to discuss course options and make recommendations This will occur in both core academic areas and elective areas In addition all students will be exposed to elective options via videos and or live presentations All teachers are available for additional questions period 10 during the week Students are encouraged to bring their course selection sheets home after Day 2 for parental input During days 3 and 4 students will meet with counselors in large group settings to go over selections check credits answer questions and collect sheets What if I change my mind about the courses I selected Students sometimes express concern that they may be locked into taking the courses planned out earlier in the year Students actually have until the end of May to change their minds with regard to course selections What if I don t get the course s that I wanted The actual scheduling of students into classes is a very complex procedure that cannot be finalized until the close of the summer school session each August Students receive their schedules on the first day of school Every effort is made to place students in the classes they request but some scheduling conflicts are inevitable Sometimes a course gets cut due to low

    Original URL path: http://www.mohonasen.org/student-services/high-school-guidance/high-school-course-registration/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Course Policies & Procedures | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    counselor academic administrator parent and principal Students are allowed to drop a course up to 12 weeks into a full year course and up to seven weeks into a semester course However this is only if they can still maintain 6 5 credits There will be no indication on their transcript if all guidelines are followed Adding a Course Students are only able to add a course during the first 12 days of the semester school year This timeframe encompasses two rotations of A F days It has been shown that students adding a course after this time are unable to make up the work that has been missed Requests and Non Requests for Teachers A student or parent may relay a preference for a particular teacher but this in no way guarantees that the match will work when student schedules are created There are simply too many variables when it comes to scheduling students courses and teachers to be able to promise a particular teacher Students and parents may put in a non request for a particular teacher if the student and or sibling has had the teacher before However there is no guarantee that a non request can always be honored for the same reasons outlined above Early Graduation Students wishing to complete their graduation requirements either one year or one semester early need to see their counselor the year before They also will need to receive the permission of the principal Honor Societies Mohonasen High School sponsors several honor societies They are National Honor Society French Honor Society Science Honor Society Spanish Honor Society Math Honor Society Tri M Music Honor Society and National Business Honor Society Eligibility is based on grade level and very specific academic and extra curricular criteria Honor Rolls Honor rolls are calculated

    Original URL path: http://www.mohonasen.org/student-services/high-school-guidance/course-registration-policies-procedures/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Career and Technical Education | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    actually experiencing their career field Each Mohonasen CTE pathway includes a work based learning experience such as an internship or job shadowing opportunity and at least one College in the High School course CTE programs also include an employability profile where students learn valuable career skills such as communications interviewing resume writing professional etiquette and ethical standards In some cases a CTE pathway can also be used to meet a graduation requirement Learn more about Mohonasen s CTE programs Engineering Early Childhood Education Business Administration Career and Technical Education programs are also available to Mohonasen students through the Capital Region BOCES CTE school Learn more about the BOCES programs About Us Academics Athletics Board of Education Community Student Services Featured Budget Finance Breakfast Lunch Menus Calendar Contact News Staff Resources About Us Budget Finance Calendar Contact Directions Employment Forms News Notifications Policies Publications Registration Staff Resources Academics APPR Common Core Learning Standards Continuing Education Enrichment Extracurricular Offerings Grant Programs High School Course of Study Guide Report Cards Special Education Teacher Staff Pages Testing Athletics Hall of Fame FAQs Physicals Pool Schedules Teams Board of Education Meeting Minutes Meeting Schedules Agendas Members Community Alumni Continuing Education Pool School Booster Groups Mohonasen

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  • Getting Started in the Special Education Process | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    the student continues to need special education programs and services and to revise the IEP as appropriate Timeline For Students With Disabilities Not Previously Identified and For Review Of Individualized Education Program Referral Received Provide notice to parent request consent immediately Inform building principal within five days Consent received or referral for review made Within the next 60 days the following steps will take place For initial referrals parent grants consent to evaluate within 30 days of receipt of referral A referral for review of an IEP occurs Conduct individual evaluation or reevaluation as appropriate Notice of meeting five days prior Conduct meeting make recommendation Notify parent and Board of Education BOE BOE may remand the recommendation back to the CSE or to a second CSE for reconsideration Day 60 Implementation after recommendation received Arrange for services or programs What is the Committee On Preschool Special Education CPSE and the Committee On Special Education CSE Every school district has a Committee on Preschool Special Education sometimes called the CPSE and the Committee on Special Education sometimes called the CSE The CPSE is responsible for children ages three through five with disabilities The CSE is responsible for children with disabilities ages five through 21 Some school districts also have Subcommittees on Special Education sometimes called the SubCSE You are a member of the Committee that is responsible for your child You know your child better than anyone else and you have valuable knowledge to bring to Committee discussions Other members of the Committees are people who have a broad range of experiences planning for and or working with students with disabilities Together we will work to make sure that special education programs and services are provided to meet your child s needs The Committee On Preschool Special Education Includes Parent s of the student Regular education teacher of the child whenever the child is or may be participating in the regular education environment Special education teacher of the child or if appropriate special education provider of the child School district representative who is qualified to provide or supervise special education and is knowledgeable about the general curriculum and the availability of preschool special education programs and services and other resources of the school district and the county this person is the Chairperson of the Committee on Preschool Special Education An individual who understands and can talk about the evaluation results and how these results effect instruction this person may also be the special education teacher provider regular education teacher school psychologist school district representative or someone that the school district determines has knowledge or special expertise regarding the student Parent member unless the parent requests that the parent member not participate An Early Intervention Coordinator from Saratoga County Public Health Nurses for a child in transition from the Early Intervention Program Other people that have knowledge or special expertise regarding the child including related services personnel as appropriate as requested by the parent or school district A Schenectady County representative will

    Original URL path: http://www.mohonasen.org/academics/special-education/getting-started/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Definition of Roles | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    to facilitate generalization of skills The manner in which services are provided may vary from building to building Special Education Teachers Special education teachers are divided into two groups those who are responsible for a 12 1 1 self contained program and those who address students needs through less restrictive services on the continuum i e consultant teacher resource 15 1 special class Teachers who oversee a self contained program generally do not provide any other services along the continuum The degree to which other special education teachers provide consultant teacher resource and or 15 1 services will vary from year to year depending on the needs of the students Service delivery models also vary across buildings Academic Intervention Service AIS Teachers These teachers provide academic support to students who are at risk for failing the New York State ELA math and social studies tests A two tier system of criteria exists to determine which students qualify for AIS services Students receiving special education services may also qualify for AIS services A wide range of services falls under the umbrella of academic intervention These services replace services formerly known as remedial reading and math In addition to AIS teachers classroom teachers may also provide AIS services The type of service provided is determined according to students needs Service delivery models vary across buildings Chairperson Committee on Special Education CSE or Preschool Special Education CPSE The chairperson is a specially trained district administrator who will facilitate all district level CSE and CPSE meetings This person s role is to help the committee come to consensus on decisions regarding your child A CSE chairperson will work particularly hard to ensure that a parent s voice is heard This person is also knowledgeable about the programs and services available to students with disabilities

    Original URL path: http://www.mohonasen.org/academics/special-education/definition-of-roles/ (2016-02-17)
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  • A Parent’s Dictionary | Mohonasen Central School District, Rotterdam, NY
    of your child are required to be administered in the child s dominant language Due Process Procedures designed to protect a person s rights This includes requirements for confidentiality consent and complaint mechanisms Educationally Related Support Services ERSS Services intended for students who are not eligible for special education services yet eligible to receive speech and counseling services Impartial Hearing A formal process at which a family s complaints can be heard by an impartial hearing officer who will resolve the dispute or complaint regarding the child s evaluation IEP or certain other issues Individualized Education Program IEP This IEP is a written plan developed by the CSE which specifies the appropriate level of special education programs and services to be provided to meet the unique educational needs of a student with a disability Least Restrictive Environment LRE Means that placement of students with disabilities in special classes separate schools or other removal from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability is such that even with the use of supplementary aids and services education cannot be satisfactorily achieved Mediation A method for solving a problem that uses persons trained in helping people resolve their own problems In mediation the school district and parent will try to reach an agreement with which both parties are satisfied Occupational Therapy OT Services delivered by an Occupational Therapist that relate to self help skills adaptive behavior and play and sensory and motor and postural development Parent Support Group Discussion and information sharing meetings for parents of children with disabilities Pendency A due process right that the parent and child have that allows the child and family to continue to receive services as described on the current IEP while the parent works to resolve a dispute Physical Therapy PT Services provided by a Physical Therapist that relate to large movement difficulties and related functional problems Psychological Evaluation Means a process by which a New York State certified school psychologist or licensed psychologist uses to the extent deemed necessary for purposes of educational planning a variety of psychological and educational techniques and examinations in the student s dominant language to study and describe a student s developmental learning behavioral and other personality characteristics Reevaluation Review A reassessment of the child s ability and achievement within a three year period Related Services Means support services such as speech therapy physical therapy occupational therapy psychological services and counseling services These services can be delivered in an individual or group setting Section 504 Accommodation Plan An educational plan or modifications for a student suspected of a disability who may not require special education services Social History Preparing an assessment of the social and emotional strengths and needs of the child Special Education Specially designed instruction that includes special services or programs Special Education Itinerant Teacher SEIT A preschool special education teacher who provides direct and indirect service in regular programs or a child s home for students ages three and four Speech

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