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Graduation Requirements

Course Requirements

  • English: 4 units (Regents Diploma), 4 units (Advanced Regents Diploma)
  • Social Studies: 4 units (Regents Diploma), 4 units (Advanced Regents Diploma)
  • Math: 3 units (Regents Diploma), 3 units (Advanced Regents Diploma)
  • Science: 3 units (Regents Diploma), 3 units (Advanced Regents Diploma)
  • Second Language: 1 unit (Regents Diploma), 3 units (Advanced Regents Diploma)
  • Music and/or Art: 1 unit (Regents Diploma), 1 units (Advanced Regents Diploma)
  • Health: 0.5 unit (Regents Diploma), 0.5 unit (Advanced Regents Diploma)
  • Physical Education: 2 units (Regents Diploma), 2 units (Advanced Regents Diploma)
  • Electives/Sequence: 4 units (Regents Diploma), 2 units (Advanced Regents Diploma)

Living Environment must be included, two of these courses must culminate with a Regents.

All students must pass Physical Education each marking period in which they are enrolled in school, up to 2 credits. Students who graduate in less than four years will have the physical education requirement reduced on a prorated basis. Physical Education will be counted as part of the 22 units required for graduation.

Sequence Requirements

Sequence requirements are met through course requirements. A student seeking an advanced designation diploma must complete one of the following:

  • A language other than English (total of 3 credits)
  • Occupational Education (5 credits), plus 1 credit in a language other that English
  • The arts (5 credits), plus 1 credit in a language other than English

Testing Requirements

Regents Diploma:

Regents Examinations in:

  • Comprehensive Examination in English
  • Comprehensive Examination in a Second Language*
  • Mathematics – courses used to meet the three-unit diploma requirement
  • Science – courses used to meet the three-unit diploma requirement
  • U.S. History and Government
  • Global Studies

Students pursuing an occupational education sequence must pass all proficiency exams in that sequence.

* Students who seek an Advanced Designation Diploma and who pursue a five-unit sequence in art, music or occupational education will be exempt from the second language requirement, provided they substitute another three-unit sequence in place of the second language core requirement.

Regents Diploma:

Regents Examinations in:

  • Comprehensive Examination in English
  • Global History & Geography
  • US History & Government
  • Science Regents
  • Math A Regents
Advanced Designation Diploma

Same as Regents Diploma and:

  • Second Regents in Science
  • Math B Regents
  • Second Language Regents*
    *see exception noted in sequence requirements