Graduation Requirements

    • In New York State, students are required to complete a minimum 22 units of credit in order to receive a diploma.  Within the New York State guidelines Students must fulfill units of credit as follows:

      4 credits in English
      4 credits in Social Studies
      3 credits in Math
      3 credits in Science
      2 credits in Physical Education  (1/2 credit per year)
      ½ credit Health education
      1 credit in a Language other than English
      1 credit Art/Music
      3 ½ elective credits
      In addition to the above courses, students must satisfy N.Y. State testing requirements by meeting or exceeding a score of 65 on Regents Exams on the following 5 areas:
      Global History
      U.S. History and Government
      Integrated Algebra or Geometry
      Comprehensive English
      One Science Exam (Living Environment or Earth Science)
      Students meeting these requirements will receive a Diploma with a New York State Regents endorsement. 

      Regents Diploma with Advanced Distinction
      Students who wish to pursue advanced distinction must meet the above criteria and the following additional requirements:
      Students must study a Language other than English for 3 units of credit or a 5 unit sequence in Art or Technology Education. 
      Students must satisfy N.Y. State testing requirements by meeting or exceeding a score of 65 on Regents Exams on the following  8 or 9 exams depending on year of graduation:
      Global History
      U.S. History and Government
      Integrated Algebra
      Geometry 
      Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
      Comprehensive English
      Living Environment
      A second Science exam (Earth Science, Chemistry or Physics)
      A Locally developed test in a Language other than English
      *Please note, additional pathways to graduation have been approved by NY State Ed may be used by our students.  Please discuss any alternative option with your counselor.