Academics

The high school experience is a partnership between students, parents, and many educators.  As school counselors, we encourage students to actively participate in establishing, designing, and achieving their academic and personal goals.  As they begin this journey it is important that they have a basic understanding of graduation requirements and other academic information.

Program of Studies - Course Descriptions
This is a link to the current course offerings at AVCS, sorted by academic department.  A short course description is provided.

Graduation Course Requirements
This is a link to a chart outlining the minimum course requirements for graduation established by the New York State Education Department.  Students must have 22 credits, as determined by the chart, to graduate.  Please note that keyboarding is an additional, local requirement for graduation.

Graduation Exams Requirements
This is a link to the required Regents exams needed for graduation as determined by the New York State Education Department.

College Advanced Placement (CAP) Courses:
This page contains information on courses you can take for college credit during your junior and senior years pending a possible placement exam.

CV-TEC: (direct link to their website)
During sophomore year students are introduced to the programs at Champlain Valley Technical Education Center (CV-TEC) and are invited to visit the campus.  During annual reviews, students will discuss with their school counselors whether CV-TEC participation is/is not the best option to meet their career goals for their remaining junior and senior years of high school.  There are academic criterions that must be met and maintained for attendance at CV-TEC to be granted. Please note that the New Visions: Medical Careers program is only available to seniors.