main content starts hereHigh School Course of Study Guide

Mohonasen High School offers a wide array of core courses that help students meet graduation requirements, as well as a broad selection of elective and college-level classes designed to help students find their passion and prepare for life after high school graduation. Use the links below to learn more about what is available to students.

Core Academic Departments

Mo-Tech, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and the Arts

Course Levels

Mohonasen High School offers three levels of academic study in the core curriculum. The level at which a student studies is determined by previous academic achievement, student interest, application, and teacher recommendations.

  • Honors/Advanced Placement (AP)
    Honors and/or AP courses are offered in English, social studies, math, and science. Acceptance into these courses will be based on student interest, academic achievement, regents exam scores, and teacher recommendation.
  • Regents Prep
    This course of study provides students with an average paced program and moderate supports. Most students complete their math and science requirements in three years, but are encouraged to take more. A majority of the students in the school take this level of courses. Students in Regents Prep may earn Advanced Regents or Regents Diploma.
  • Academic Intervention Services (AIS)
    AIS provides academic support in English, social studies, Living Environment and Algebra 1 to provide additional academic support.

College Credit

There are multiple ways to earn college credit during high school. These include:

  • College in the High School (CHS)
    CHS credits are earned by meeting minimum grade (usually a 75+) requirements in the course. Students have an official transcript from the college, but do not need to attend the college to get the credit. However, students should always check with their prospective colleges to be sure that credits transfer and under which category are the awarded credits i.e. electives vs. English vs. Spanish. Our CHS courses are offered through SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) or Siena College. Additional fees may be required to receive college credit.
  • Advanced Placement
    Advanced Placement Exams are taken in May. They are graded on a scale of 1–5. Each post-secondary institution offers college credit based on its own specific criteria which can vary. The exams cost approximately $95.  Registration for the exams takes place in early November.
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Pre-Engineering courses may be taken for Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) course credit.  Scores on the RIT final exam and the final course average determine eligibility for college credit. Students seeking college course credit through RIT would pay an additional fee of approximately $250.