• The Kingston City School District Accelerated Program begins in Grade 7 with an opportunity for students to take ​both Grade 7 and Grade 8 Math in one year.  In Grade 8, students have the opportunity for high school credit in art and/or music. ​Additionally, Grade 8 students can take accelerated high school level Math and Science curricul​a culminating ​in the Algebra Common Core Regents and the NYS Earth Science Regents​ at the end of that school year. The opportunity to take English and Social Studies Honors courses begins in Grade 9 with English 9 Honors and Global History 9 Honors.

    Students must be recommended for acceptance into the Accelerated and/or Honors courses using the specific criteria outlined below​: 

     

    Accelerated & Honors Criteria Adjustments for September 2020 Enrollment

     

    Grade 7

    Accelerated Math- (2 out of 3)

                    Winter 2020 STAR Math score 830+

                    Teacher Recommendation

                    NYS Math Grade 5 -Score 4 (of levels 1-4)

    Grade 8

    Regents Algebra

    All students currently taking Accelerated Math in Grade 7 will automatically be placed into Regents Algebra upon teacher recommendation.

    Students currently in grade 7 math will meet the following criteria: (2 out of 3)

                    85% Common Assessment Average

                    Teacher Recommendation

                    NYS Math Grade 6 score 4 (of levels 1-4)

    Regents Earth Science (4 out of 5)

                   85% Common Assessment Average in Science 7

                   85% Common Assessment Average in Math 7 or Accelerated Math 

                    Winter 2020 STAR Math score 830+

                    Teacher Recommendation

                    NYS Math Grade 6 score 4 (of levels 1-4)

    Studio in Art (3 out of 3)

                    Report card Average of 85% or greater in General Art

                    Teacher Recommendation

                    Guidance Recommendation

    Voice 1A (3 out of 3)

                    Report card Average of 85% or greater in General Music

                    Teacher Recommendation

                    Guidance Recommendation 

    To Enter into an Honors Program beginning in 9th grade, the following criterion must be met:

    ELA and Global Studies (4 out of 5)

                    85% Common Assessment Average

                    Winter 2020 STAR score 1114+

                    NYS Grade 7 Assessment (top 15%)

                    Teacher Recommendation

                    Guidance Recommendation

    To Enter into ELA Honors Courses (10th-11th Grade) or Honors Global Studies in 10th Grade (2 out of 2)

                    85% Common Assessment Average

                    Teacher Recommendation

    To Enter into Honors Science Courses in 9th-12th grade and Honors Math in 10th-12th Grade (2 out of 2)

                    85% Common Assessment Average

                    Teacher Recommendation

    To Maintain Honors (all subjects) 9th-12th Grade (2 out of 2)

                    85% Common Assessment Average

                    Teacher Recommendation

    To Enter Honors Courses as a Transfer Student 9th-12 Grade

                    Approval by District Administrator