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 Localy 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.