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Graduation Requirements

A description of the requirements for the New York State Regents Diploma and Regents Diploma is as follows:

Course  Requirements: Regents  Diploma  Units

English:  4
Social Studies: 4
Science (2 lab sciences required): 3
Math:  3
Health:  .5
Art and/or music: 1
Second Language: 1
Electives: 3.5
Physical Education :2
TOTAL: 22

Course Requirements: Advanced Regents Diploma  Units

English: 4
Social Studies: 4
Science (2 lab sciences required):  3
Math: 3
Health: .5
Art and/or music: 1
Second Language:3*
Electives:   1.5
Physical Education:  2
TOTAL:  22

* Students may elect to complete a 5 unit Career & Technical sequence instead of Foreign Language. See your counselor for details.

Testing Requirements for Graduation

To receive a Regents diploma, students must successfully complete State examinations in Comprehensive English, Global Studies II, United States History and Government, one Math and one laboratory science with a minimum score of 65.

Testing Requirements for an Advanced Regents Diploma

In order to graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma, students need to pass the following Regents Exams with a 65 or better:

  • English Language Arts Advanced Regents
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Algebra 2/Trigonometry
  • Global History Regents
  • U.S. History Regents
  • Science Regents (2; 1 in a life science and 1 in a physical science)