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Graduation Requirements

 

Regents Diploma                            

Regents Diploma with Honors

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors

 

*In order to get an honors distinction on a diploma, the Regents exam average must be a 90 or higher without rounding up. For a Regents with Honors Diploma we use the ELA, Global History, US History, ONE math, and ONE science exam (5 total). For a Regents with Advanced Designation with Honors Diploma we use the ELA, Global History, US History, all THREE math, and TWO science exams (8 total).

 

Summary of Diploma Requirements

 

Regents Diploma

Total Number of Credits:  22

English Language Arts - 4 units

Social Studies - 4 units (2 units of Global History, 1 unit of American History, ½ unit of Participation In Government, and ½ unit of Economics)

Mathematics -3 units (may include Informal Algebra, Algebra 1, Intermediate Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, College Algebra, Financial Algebra, and Technology Applications in Math)

Science - 3 units (one course in life science, one in physical science, and a third in either life sciences or physical science)

Health - ½ unit

The Arts - 1 unit in Art (Studio Art, Media Arts, Creative Crafts, DDPA, DDPB, or Housing/Environment & Fashion In Our Lives) or Music (Music in Our Lives, Basic Musicianship, Band, Orchestra, or Chorus)

World Languages** - 1 unit 

Physical Education - 2 units

Sequence Courses or Electives - 3½ units

Examinations:  5

Students must pass the following Regents examinations with a 65% or greater:

  • Comprehensive English
  • Global History and Geography
  • United States History and Government
  • One (1) in Mathematics (Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2)
  • One (1) in Science

** A student identified as having a disability which adversely affects the ability to learn a language may be exempted from the WL requirements if the student’s individualized education program states that such requirements are not appropriate.

 

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

Total Number of Credits:  22 

English Language Arts - 4 units  

Social Studies - 4 units (2 units of Global History, 1 unit of American History, ½ unit of Participation In Government, and ½ unit of Economics)     

Mathematics - 3 units (may include Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Financial Algebra, and Technology Applications in Math)

Science - 3 units (including one course in life science, one in physical science, and a third in either life sciences or physical science) 

Health - ½ unit

The Arts - 1 unit in Art (Studio Art, Media Arts, Creative Crafts, DDPA, DDPB, or Housing/Environment & Fashion In Our Lives) or Music (Music in Our Lives, Basic Musicianship, Band, Orchestra, or Chorus)

World Languages** - 3 units (OR 1 WL unit and a five unit sequence in Career and Technical Education, or a five-unit sequence in the Arts).

Physical Education - 2 units

Sequence Courses or Electives - 3½ units

Examinations: 8 Regents Exams plus World Languages Exam taken during year 3

Students must pass the following Regents examinations with a 65% or greater:

  • Comprehensive English
  • Global History and Government
  • United States History and Geography
  • Three (3) in Mathematics (Algebra 1 AND Geometry AND Algebra 2)
  • Two (2) in Science (one in life science and one in physical science)  
  • PLUS the exam for World Languages (unless exempt through IEP or using a five-unit sequence substitution provision)

 

** A student identified as having a disability which adversely affects the ability to learn a language may be exempted from the World Languages requirements if the student’s individualized education program (IEP) states that such requirements are not appropriate.