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    • As of July 2023, New Paltz Central School District was named as a school in New York State eligible to offer the Seal of Civic Readiness by the New York State Education Department. The Seal was designed to recognize students who have demonstrated the ability to make a positive difference in the public life of our communities through the combination of civic knowledge, skills and actions, mindsets, and experiences. The Seal of Civic Readiness is a seal of distinction awarded by the New York State Education Department that students can earn for their high school transcript and diploma, serving as a statement of accomplishment for the students, their families, future employers and college admissions. The Seal of Civic Readiness can also be used as a 4+1 pathway to meet New York State diploma requirements.

    • Students can earn the required six points for the Seal of Civic Readiness in a variety of ways starting as early as middle school. Students can earn points for passing and/or achieving mastery on social studies Regents exams, taking social studies Advanced Placement courses, and completing Seal of Civic Readiness projects that are part of their required social studies classes. Students can also earn points by submitting a required reflection assignment after successful completion of certain elective courses, extracurricular activities, or work experiences that encourage civic mindsets and actions. Students who successfully complete and present a High School Capstone Project, either as part of the Civic Engagement and Leadership class offered at New Paltz High School, can automatically earn the Seal of Civic Readiness upon graduation.

    • For more information about the Seal of Civic Readiness please check out the sections entitled "Seal of Civic Readiness" on the New Paltz High School webpage under “For Students” and “Student Support Services.” 

    • For additional information click on the link.