Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements for Class of 2005 and after

 

Regents Diploma

  • English 4
  • Social Studies 4
  • Math 3**
  • Science 3**
  • LOTE 1*
  • Art/Music 1
  • Health .5
  • Physical Education 2
  • Electives 3.5

Total 22.0

Required Exams
(passing score of 65 and above)

  • English Comprehensive Exam
  • Math A Exam
  • Regents Global History Exam
  • Regents U.S. History Exam
  • Regents Science Exam

 

Advanced Designation Regents Diploma

  • English 4
  • Social Studies 4
  • Math 3
  • Science 3
  • LOTE 3***
  • Art/Music 1
  • Health .5
  • Physical Education 2
  • Electives 1.5

Total 22.0

Required Exams
(passing score of 65 and above)

  • English Comprehensive Exam
  • Math A and Math B Exam
  • Regents Global History Exam
  • Regents U.S. History Exam
  • 2 Regents Science Exams (one from living environment and one from physical setting)
  • *** Regents Foreign Language Exam

* Students are required to have completed one unit of study in a Language Other Than English (LOTE) by the end of their freshman year by passing the state LOTE proficiency exam

** An integrated course in Mathematics/Science/Technology may be used as the third required unit of credit in Mathematics or Science.

*** Students acquiring 5 units in one of the following may be exempt from the three unit Language Other Than English requirements: Art, Music, Business, or Career and Technical Education.

LOCAL DIPLOMA WILL BE GRANTED TO STUDENTS SCORING 55 -64 ON REGENTS EXAMS

Starting with Freshman class coming Sept. 2005 see below

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS BASED ON JUNE 2005 BOARD OF REGENTS ACTION TO PHASE IN THE 65 GRADUATION STANDARD ON REQUIRED REGENTS EXAMS

Entering Freshman ClassLocal Diploma RequirementsRegents Diploma RequirementsRegents Diploma with Advanced Designation Requirements
2005Score 65 or above on 2 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on 3 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.
2006Score 65 or above on 3 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on 2 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.
2007Score 65 or above on 4 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on 1 required Regents exam. Earn 22 units of creditScore 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.
2008Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

Note: The Regents Competency Test safety net for students with disabilities will continue to be available for students entering grade 9 prior to September 2010. Students using this safety net will receive a local diploma. The low-pass option of scoring between 55-64 on the required Regents exams to earn a local diploma will continue to be available for students with disabilities, without local option.