Graduation Requirements and Diploma Types

  • Regents Diploma

    The following course credits must be achieved and the following Regents Examinations grades must be earned in order to obtain a Regents Diploma.

    English: 4 Credits

    Social Studies: 4 Credits

    Mathematics: 3 Credits

    Science: 3 Credits

    Health: .5 Credit

    Art/Music: 1 Credit

    Physical Education: 2 Credits

    Foreign Language: 1 Credit

    Electives: 3.5 Credits

    Total: 22 Credits

     

    Required Regents Examinations (must have at least a 65 to earn credit)

    • Algebra I (9th Grade)
    • Living Environment (9th Grade)
    • Global Studies (10th Grade)
    • Comprehensive English (11th Grade)
    • US History (11th Grade)

     

    Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

    The following course credits must be achieved and the following Regents Examination grades must be earned in order to obtain a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.

    English: 4 Credits

    Social Studies: 4 Credits

    Mathematics: 3 Credits

    Science: 3 Credits

    Health: .5 Credit

    Art/Music: 1 Credit

    Physical Education: 2 Credits

    Foreign Language: 3 Credits *

    Electives: 1.5 Credits

    Total: 22 Credits

     

    Required Regents Examinations (must have at least a 65 to earn credit)

    • Algebra I (9th Grade)
    • Living Environment (9th Grade)
    • Global Studies (10th Grade)
    • Earth Science (10th Grade)
    • Foreign Language Regents (typically in 10th Grade)*
    • Geometry (10th Grade)
    • Comprehensive English (11th Grade)
    • US History (11th Grade)
    • Algebra II (11th Grade)

    *If a student wants to earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, but does not want to take Spanish II and III along with the Regents Exams; students may opt to take a 5 unit sequence in CTE or the Arts, BUT they must complete at least Spanish I.

    Please note that if your child is college bound, they will want to consider finishing up the Foreign Language Sequence and take the Regents exams.  Colleges will look at high school transcripts to see if they have completed at least 3 years of a foreign language.  Many colleges require this from prospecitve high school students.



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