Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend CCS?
All component high school students residing in Southern Westchester.

How do I enroll in CCS?
If you are a high school student who wants to enroll, you should get an application from your home
school counselor. Once your application is completed please return to your counselor.

Will CCS help me meet my graduation requirements?
Yes, your classes are counted towards your credits necessary to graduate high school. Some classes may
lead to 4+1 career pathways.

When do I attend CCS?
Students usually attend during their Junior and Senior years.

Will CCS help me meet my CDOS credential requirements?
Yes. Students who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may be eligible to receive the New York
State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Credential. Students are required to
complete 216 hours of CTE and 54 hours of Work Based Learning during high school.

Does CCS have any Exploratory Programs?
Yes, our exploratory Introduction to Career and Technical Education (iCTE) is for students planning to
obtain a CDOS credential. Students are able to rotate through designated programs to identify what CTE
programs they may want to study.

Does CCS offer Academic courses?
Yes, students may receive integrated academic credit over the course of 2 years. This means that you
can earn your academic credits as part of assignments that you work on that are both CTE and academic
related. Depending upon the program, students can earn integrated credits in ELA, Science and Math.

What times do classes meet at CCS?
AM 8:25am – 10:55am
PM 11:55am- 2:25pm
The rest of the day, either AM/PM will be spent at your home district.

Do I graduate from my home school or CCS?
You graduate from your home school and CCS holds a recognition ceremony at the end of June for all
students who have successfully completed their program.

What is a college articulation?
Our programs have various articulations with various post-secondary schools. Students are able to earn
college credits while enrolled in a CTE program - i.e. students enrolled in the Fashion Design program
can earn up to 9 credits from Westchester Community College.

Can I still participate in activities back at my home school?
Yes.

Will the CCS help me meet my CDOS credential requirements?
Yes. The CTE programs are designed to have students complete the 216 hours of CTE instruction and 54
hours of Work Based Learning required for students to be eligible for a CDOS credential. Students will
also be instructed on the CDOS standards, develop a career plan and complete an employability profile
as a part of their training.