Graduation Requirements

  • The Board of Education minimum standards and the New York State Regents minimum standards are required for graduation from high school.

    All school programs have one main purpose, even though they provide a variety of experience to students. This purpose is to help all students develop and acquire the skills, abilities, knowledge and attitude necessary to work toward high school graduation.

    Eligibility of a student for a High School or a New York State Regents Diploma will be determined by the high school principal on the basis of the official high school record. Students who meet the requirements may be issued a diploma.

     

    Course Requirements

    Regents Diploma 

     Regents Diploma with

    Advanced Designation 

     English

     4 units

     4 units

     Social Studies

     4 units

     4 units

     Social Studies

     3 units

     3 units

     Science

     3 units

     3 units

     Second Language 

     1 unit

     3 units

     Health 1/2 unit 1/2 unit

     1/2 unit

     1/2 unit

     Art/Music 1 unit 1 unit

     1 unit

     1 unit

     Physical Education 2   units 2 units

     2 units

     2 units

     Electives

     4 units

     2 units

     Total

     22 1/2 units

     22 1/2 units

     

    Examination Requirements:

    Students must pass the following Regents Exams to meet graduation requirements:
    English 11 (ELA)
    Global Studies
    U.S. History & Government
    Math - One Regents Exam
    Science - One Regents Exam

    Additional Exams needed for Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation:
    Math - Two additional Regents Exams
    Science -One additional Regents Exam
    Foreign Language (2 additional units plus 1 State Exam)

    In addition to those requirements:

    a.) All students shall meet sequence requirements by successfully completing three

    units of credit in science and three units of credit in mathematics.

    b.) Students seeking a Regents Diploma may be exempt from the second language

    requirement by completing five-units sequence in art, music, business, Project

    Lead the Way or BOCES Career and Technical Education.