• New York State Requirements:

    • 4 Social Studies Classes (1 credit each)
    • 4 English Classes (1 credit each)
    • 3 Math Classes (1 credit each)
    • 3 Science Classes (1 credit each)
    • 1 Art Course OR Chorus/Band Class (1 credit per class)
    • 1 Foreign Language Class (1 credit)
    • 1 Health Class (.5 credit)
    • 1 Public Speaking Class  (.5 credit)
    • 4 PE Classes (.5 credit per class)
    • Electives (3 credits)

       19 Credits of Required Classes + 3 Credits of Electives = 22.5 Credits needed to Graduate

    Types of Diplomas

    Regents Diploma = 5 Regents

    1 Social Studies Regents
    • Global Studies OR US History
    1 Math Regents or Common Core Exam
    • Algebra  
    1 Science Regents
    •  Earth Science OR Biology 
    1 English Regents or Common Core Exam
    • English 11  
    1 Extra Regents in Math, Science or Social Studies
     

    Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

    Students will need to complete 1 of the following

    1.   3 Credits of a Foreign Language

    2.   5 Credits of Art

    3.   5 Credits of PLTW

    AND the following Regents:

    2 Social Studies Regents
    • Global Studies 
    • US History 
    3 Math Regents 
    • Algebra
    • Geometry 
    • Trigonometry   
    2 Science Regents
    • Earth Science 
    • Biology 
    1 English Regents or Common Core Exam
    • English 11  

    Regents Diploma with Honors:

    The following Regents Exams with a computed average of 90 or better:

    2 Social Studies Regents
    • Global Studies 
    • US History 
    1 Math Regents or Common Core Exam
    • Algebra  
    1 Science Regents
    • Earth Science OR Biology 
    1 English Regents or Common Core Exam
    • English 11  

    Regents with Advanced Designation with Honors:

    The following Regents Exams with a computed average of 90 or better:

    2 Social Studies Regents
    • Global Studies 
    • US History 
    3 Math Regents or Common Core Exam
    • Algebra
    • Geometry 
    • Trigonometry   
    2 Science Regents
    • Earth Science 
    • Biology 
    1 English Regents or Common Core Exam
    • English 11  

    Regents with Advanced Designation with an annotation that denotes Mastery in Math:

    Students will need the 8 regents for the Advanced Regents Diploma as well as scoring above an 85 on all 3 math regents: Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry

    Regents with Advanced Designation with an annotation that denotes Mastery in Science:

    Students will need the 8 regents for the Advanced Regents Diploma as well as scoring above an 85 on all 3 Science regents: Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry

     
     If you have questions at any time regarding graduation requirements or diplomas, do not hesitate to contact your child's Guidance Counselor! You can also reference the New York State Education Department's Graduation and Diploma Requirements