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Cambridge CSD provides its students with a rich academic experience. In addition to the core subjects and a variety of electives, distance learning courses are offered throughout the school year providing Cambridge students with many learning opportunities.

Cambridge’s academic reputation has been recognized numerous times by local and state business reviews. The strict academic regime at CCS prepares students for higher education and the workforce.

Grade Promotion and Placement Policy

Decisions about student promotion and placement are at the discretion of the building principal. These decisions are guided by recommendations of teachers and staff members, past academic performance, and parent/guardian input. Past academic performance refers to a variety of indicators of student achievement and growth. Promotion and placement decisions are not based solely on student performance on New York state assessments in grades 3-8 English language arts or mathematics. The district’s promotion and placement policy was adopted by the board of education following a review by the district administration.

Title I: Parents Right to Know

In accordance with ESEA, Section 1111 (h)(6), Parents Right to Know, the Cambridge Central School District is notifying every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right and may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher. This information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers can include the following:

  1. Whether the teacher has met the NYS qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which NYS qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
  3. The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
  4. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualification.

At the present time, all faculty members employed by the Cambridge Central School District within the Title I programs meet the qualifications of “highly qualified,” as defined by the federal government.

Next Generation Learning Standards

The Board of Regents adopted the English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards on Sept. 11, 2017. The standards were a result of over two years of collaborative work to ensure New York state has the best learning standards for its students. More than 130 educators and parents worked together to make recommendations and revise the standards, resulting in a new set of revised English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards.

Academics Links


Jerry Gibson
Elementary Principal
518-677-8527, ext. 1416

Caroline Goss
Secondary Principal
518-677-8527, ext. 1413

Kathy Fields
Interim Director of Pupil Services
518-677-8527, ext. 2472