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Guidance » Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Your counselor will monitor your academic progress and will tell you what requirements you must complete to earn your diploma.  Each year, you will be told exactly what courses are required in order to graduate from high school. 

 (Subject to change based on New York State Board of Regents Approval) 

 

REGENTS DIPLOMA

 

REGENTS DIPLOMA with ADVANCED DESIGNATION

 

Required Courses

 

Required Courses

 

English

 

4

 

English

 

4

 

Social Studies

 

4

 

Social Studies

 

4

 

Math

 

3

 

Math

 

3

 

Science

 

3

 

Science

 

3

 

Foreign Language

 

1

  

 

 Foreign Language

 

3

 

Art/Music

 

1

 

Art/Music

 

1

 

Health

 

.5

 

Health

 

.5

 

Physical Education

 

2

 

Physical Education

 

2

 

Sequence/Electives

 

3.5

 

Electives

 

1.5

 

Total

 

22

 

Total

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required Regents Exams

*(Passing score of 65)

 

Required Regents Exams

*(Passing score of 65)

 

Comp            Comprehensive English

 

Comprehensive English

 

Math              Integrated Algebra

 

Math A and Math B exams

 

Globa            Global History & Geography

 

Global History & Geography

 

U. S.             US History & Government

 

U. S. History & Government

 

1 Reg              One Regents Science Exam

 

Two Regents Science Exams

 

 

 

**Foreign Language

          **Students who complete a 5-Unit Tech/Occ Ed/ Arts sequence may waive the

                                        3-unit foreign  language requirement

*Local Diploma:

The Local Diploma is an option available for some students currently in high school. Since New York State is phasing the local diploma out, only students scheduled to graduate in June 2009, 2010, and 2011 have the local diploma option. The requirements are the same as the Regents Diploma but the passing score is a minimum of a 55% for some Regents Exams as noted below.

For students graduating in:

2009- must pass 2 of the 5 required regents exams with a 65. The remaining 3 may be between 55-64.

2010- must pass 3 of the 5 required regents exams with a 65. The remaining 2 may be between 55-64.

2011- must pass 4 of the 5 required regents exams with a 65. The remaining 1 may be between 55-64.

2012-must pass all 5 required regents exams with a 65.

Local Diploma with the Regents Competency Exams (RCT):

For students with a disability who first enter grade 9 in or after September 2001 and prior to September 2010 who do not get the required 55% on a Regents Exam, may substitute a RCT in that subject with a minimum score of a 65%. These students will earn a Local Diploma.