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Graduation requirements

Breakdown of New York State Graduation and Diploma Requirements

 Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation - 23.5 units

Classes Regents Exams
4 units in English English Language Arts Regents Exam
4 units in Social Studies US History & Government Regents Exam
Global History & Geography Regents Exam
3 units in Math Math A Regents Exam or Algebra Regents Exam
Math B Regents Exam or Geometry Regents Exam & Intermediate Algebra/Trigonometry Regents Exam
3 units in Science 2 Regents exams (Earth Science/Living Environment/Chemistry or Physics)
3 units in Foreign Language OR French or Spanish Regents Exam
5 unit sequence from either Art, Music, Career & Technical program or Technology  
   
2 units in Physical Education  
1 unit in Art and/or Music  
½ unit in Health  
   
Elective units to total 24  

 

Regents Diploma - 22 units

Classes Regents Exams
4 units in English English Language Arts Regents Exam
4 units in Social Studies Global History & Geography Regents Exam
US History & Government Regents Exam
3 units in Math Math A Regents Exam or
Algebra Regents Exam
3 units in Science 1 Regents exam (Earth Science/Living Environment/Chemistry or Physics)
1 unit in Foreign Language  

2 units in Physical Education

 
1 unit in Art and/or Music  
½ unit in Health  
½ unit in Human Development/Parenting  
Elective units to total 22  


Working toward success

A student's course selections throughout their high school career directly impact their options after graduation. All students are encouraged to prepare as best they can for continuing their education beyond high school into college (two-year or four-year), technical college, an apprenticeship or a job training program.

That said, students should always take the highest level of academic course work they can successfully handle, along with electives that offer views into different careers.

Students must successfully complete the following number of units to be promoted to the next grade:

Sophomore: at least 6 units

Junior: at least 12 units

Senior: at least 18 units

The promotional policy for the high school (grades 9 – 12) is based upon the accumulation of units rather than the number of years students are enrolled in the high school.

Students in grades 9 – 11 should enroll in a minimum of 6 ½ units per school year. Seniors are granted senior privileges if they are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units.

It is district practice not to allow students to drop a full year course after the first five weeks of school. A drop/fail will be printed on the academic transcripts if the course is dropped after the first five weeks.