Transitioning to high school, or from grade to grade can be daunting. For new students, learning the building, understanding how classes are scheduled, meeting new people, and even getting a MetroCard can present huge challenges. For returning students, getting to know new teachers, adjusting to a new program, and adapting to revised policies can make September just as difficult. Never fear, however, because your teachers, guidance counselors, and the rest of the AHC staff are here to help!
Some details to remember include: The school year is divided into two semesters, or terms. Each includes three marking periods. You will receive a report cards at the end of each marking period, though only term grades bear credit and are included on your transcript. Students are required to take and pass several Regents exams in order to graduate, in addition to earning 44 credits. For a Regents diploma, New York State requires passing scores in at least one math, social studies, science, and English Regents exam. We are committed to incorporating the voices of our entire community - from administrators, to teachers, to parents, to students, to local residents. If you ever feel confused or overwhelmed, don't hesitate to ask questions!