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Comprehensive School Counseling and Guidance Plan | Graduation Requirements | Summer School | SAT/ACT | Planning for post graduation | Scholarship Information | High School Transcript Requests

At Harrisville Central School, the Guidance Office works directly with students, parents, teachers and administrators to address the academic, social and emotional needs of students. Middle and High School Counselor Kate Fenlong provides individual and group counseling, as well as guidance on academic planning, career exploration and college readiness.

The Guidance Office is open Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. when school is in session.

“Ultimately, my goal is to see you thrive, both academically and personally. I believe in your potential, and I am here to cheer you on, offer guidance, and provide a caring presence throughout your middle and high school years. Don’t hesitate to reach out whenever you need someone to talk to or when you need assistance with any aspect of your life as a student.”

Kate Fenlong
Middle & High School Guidance Counselor

Comprehensive School Counseling and Guidance Plan

The Harrisville Central School comprehensive guidance plan is a framework for the development, implementation and evaluation of the guidance and counseling program. This document identifies strategies, activities, and procedures used to accomplish the goals of the comprehensive guidance program. The Comprehensive School Counseling and Guidance Plan is available in PDF form.

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Graduation Requirements

The minimum graduation requirements as outlined by the New York State Board of Regents. Students must earn a minimum of 22 units of credit, including two credits in physical education, to receive either a Regents or an Advanced Regents Diploma.

A chart with graduation requirements can be found on the New York State Department of Education and Diploma Requirements website.

1 unit of credit = 40 minutes of instruction for 180 days plus satisfactory completion of course requirements.

  • Required Units of Credit
    • 4 credits in English
    • 4 credits in social studies
    • 3 credits in science
    • 3 credits in math
    • ½ credit in health, 1 credit in the arts
    • 2 credits in physical education
    • 1 credit in a language other than English
    • 3.5 credits required in electives.
  • Required New York State Regents examinations
    • One Regents exam in science
    • One Regents exam in math
    • One Regents exam in social studies
    • One Regents exam in English Language Arts
    • One pathway assessment.
    • Additional Regents examinations are required for students receiving an Advanced Designation Regents diploma.

Computation of class rank and average

Students are ranked numerically. Grades are weighted by the unit of credit value of the course only. All passing numerical grades are used in the computation of class rank and average. As of July 1, 2001 65% is the minimum passing grade for all courses. When interpreting a student transcript, please note that the passing grade for students before July 1, 2001 was 75%.

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Summer School

High School students wishing to attend summer school this year will need to attend Carthage Central School or an Online platform Edmentum as credit recovery.
Learn more about the programs available and how to register here.

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SAT Exam Information

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that’s fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

ACT Exam Information

The ACT (No Writing) consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a Writing Test.

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Planning for post graduation

Getting started early on your college or job search will help you get through the application process in a timely manner. View resources to assist in college planning, your job search or joining the military!

If you need help with your college applications, questions about your next step, or need other assistance, please set up a meeting with your guidance counselor.

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Scholarship Information

The Guidance Office provides students with information about scholarships every school year. Seniors and other students can find out more information by visiting the Guidance Office or viewing our online Scholarship Resources.

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High School Transcript Requests

Please complete the transcript request form. Please allow 2-4 days to complete your request.

Mail or deliver the signed form to the guidance office. Requests may be emailed to the guidance secretary:  jchartrand@hcsk12.org or faxed to (315) 543-1218.

Please make sure the request form is signed as it will not be processed otherwise.

Designations that may appear on a transcript

  • R = Regents (college prep)
  • AP = Advanced Placement
  • w/Lab = Regents/College Prep Science with Lab
  • CDOS= Career Development and Occupational Studies
  • P = Passing
  • F = Failing
  • I = Incomplete
  • MED = Medical Excuse
  • DR = Drop
  • W = Withdrawal
  • E = COVID Exemption.

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Kate Fenlong 
Middle & High School Guidance Counselor
(315) 543-2707, Ext. 4

Julie Chartrand
Administrative Assistant
(315) 543-2707, Ext. 4