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.
Regents Diploma with
Health 1/2 unit 1/2 unit
Art/Music 1 unit 1 unit
Physical Education 2 units 2 units
22 1/2 units
22 1/2 unitsExamination Requirements:
Students must pass the following Regents Exams to meet graduation requirements:
English 11 (ELA)
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.