Graduation Requirements

*Students completing an approved 10 credit sequence in Arts or CTE are only required to complete 2 credits of a second language and are not required to take the regents in a Language other than English in order to receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. However, they must still meet the requirements for the total number of units of credit (44).

Credit Requirements

Subject Credits
English 8
Social Studies

Global Studies
U.S. History & Government
Participation in Government



Mathematics 6
Science (including Lab) 6
Foreign Language 2

6*(for advanced regents)

Health 1
Physical Education 4
Art 1
Music 1
Electives 7

3(for advanced regents)

Additional Options for Students with Disabilities

All students can earn a Regents or advanced Regents diploma. Some students also have the option to earn a third type of diploma called the local diploma. This option allows certain students to graduate with lower exam scores. Some students with severe disabilities can earn the Skills and Achievement credential instead of a diploma. This credential recognizes students’ achievements in academics, career development, and other foundational skills. It is not proof of graduation.

Regent Exam Requirements: Scores 65
or above requiredEnglish

Integrated Algebra
Algebra II/Trig*
Global History and Geography
US History
Life Science
Physical Science*
Language other than English*

Advanced Placement Policy

Students must submit an application to apply for all Advanced Placement classes. Enrollment is based on teacher recommendation, grades and student work samples.

Community Service Requirement

100 hours from 9th to 12th (recommended 25 hours should be completed and documented annually). Documentation should be submitted to guidance counselors upon completion.

Dropped Class Procedure

Students must meet with their Guidance counselor to inquire about dropping a class. Classes can only be dropped with guidance counselor approval and within the first three weeks of each semester.


Individual class instructors will post their tutoring schedules. All teachers provide tutoring after school during 37.5 minutes. Saturday Academy tutoring is available in Math, English, Science, US history and Global History from 9:00am to 12:00pm throughout the school year. 9 to 9 Regent exam preparation is available for two Saturdays prior to scheduled Regents exams in January and June.

Exam Requirements

  • Regents Diploma

    Students must achieve a score of 65 or higher on these five exams to earn a Regents diploma.

    • English Language Arts (ELA)
    • Any math exam (Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II/Trigonometry)
    • Any social studies exam (Global History and Geography or U.S. History and Government)
    • Any science exam (Living Environment, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics)
    • Any additional Regents exam, or another option approved by the State
  • Advanced Regents Diploma

    Students must score 65 or higher on the following nine exams to earn an advanced Regents diploma.

    • English Language Arts (ELA)
    • Three math exams (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II/Trigonometry)
    • One social studies exam (Global History and Geography or U.S. History and Government)
    • Two science exams (Living Environment and one of these: Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics)
    • Any additional Regents exam, or another option approved by the State
    • Any NYC Languages Other Than English (LOTE) exam