• Multiple Pathways and Salamanca Business Department

    New Regulations From NYS Gives Salamanca Students a HUGE Advantage


    The Business Department currently (since 2009) has 2 CTE Options (MOUS and Accounting) and will soon have a third (Computer Graphics). 

    See CTE link for more information on what the Salamanca Business Department has to offere our students.

    See below to see how NYS is now giving your child more graduation options



    News and Notes From New York State Department of Education

    Dear Colleagues,


    All students deserve an education that prepares them for success in college, careers, and life. That's why the Board of Regents passed a ground-breaking initiative on October 20 to offer students new options to meet the State's high school graduation requirements. The new regulations establish multiple pathways to graduation, including pathways in Career and Technical Education (CTE); Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); the Arts; Biliteracy; and the Humanities. I encourage you to watch an overview video below and to learn more about the ways multiple pathways will help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in postsecondary education and a variety of demanding, high-skill career paths.


    Also in News & Notes, we hear perspectives from students on Long Island and the Finger Lakes about meeting the challenges of higher standards. And as auditions draw near for the 2015 New York State Summer School of the Arts, we share a video profile of the modern dance program, where students are learning college and career ready skills, while putting on a great show.


    In addition, I hope you'll enjoy reading about districts and BOCES throughout the state that were just awarded $11 million in grants to provide professional development to current principals and teacher leaders, plus a unique perspective from the Niagara Falls City School District on the changing role of the principal. Finally, I am pleased to announce a new opportunity for teacher engagement, the Hope Street Group New York State Teacher Fellows Program.


    Thank you for all you do as educators, family and community members in supporting our students.




    John B. King, Jr.


    Follow me on Twitter @JohnKingNYSED


    Regents Approve Historic 'Multiple Pathways' Option


    On October 20, the New York State Board of Regents passed a ground-breaking initiative that will offer students new opportunities to develop college and career-ready skills in the arts, humanities, biliteracy, CTE and STEM fields. 'Multiple Pathways' create comparably rigorous options to encourage students to pursue strong interests and skills in order to succeed in higher education and the careers of today and tomorrow.


    Watch a video.