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    Graduation Requirements
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    CURRENT GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    (Subject to change based on New York State Board of Regents approval)

     

    STUDENTS FIRST ENTERING GRADE 9 IN 2005, AND THEREAFTER

    Required Courses:

    CURRICULAR AREA

    local diPLOMA*

    REGENTS DIPLOMA

    rEGENTS WITH ADVANCED DESIGNATION

    English

    4 credits

    4 credits

    4 credits

    Social Studies

    4 credits

    4 credits

    4 credits

    Math

    3 credits*

    3 credits**

    3 credits

    Science

    3 credits*

    3 credits**

    3 credits

    LOTE/Second Language

    1 credit

    1 credit

    3 credits***

    Art/Music

    1 credit

    1 credit

    1 credit

    Health

    .50 credit

    .50 credit

    .50 credit

    Physical Education

    2 credits

    2 credits

    2 credits

    Electives

    3.5 credits

    3.5 credits

    1.5 credits

     

     

     

     

    Total Credits

    22.0

    22.0

    22.0

    *Students who entered Grade 9 in 2005 and thereafter are only eligible to receive a Local Diploma if they receive Special Education services through identification by the Committee on Special Education.  These students are eligible to take a Regents Competency Test (RCT) to satisfy State Exam Requirements in each of the five Subject Areas.

    ** An integrated course in Mathematics, Science, or Technology may be used to satisfy the third credit in Math or Science for a Local or Regents Diploma. Please see a School Counselor for specific details.

    *** In lieu of the three required credits of LOTE, a student may substitute a 5 credit sequence in Art, Fine Arts, Business, Technology or Career Education.

     

    Required Exams:

    STATE REGENTS exam

    LOCAL DIPLOMA

    (See Note below)

    REGENTS DIPLOMA

    (All exams must be passed with a score of 65% or higher)

    REGENTS WITH ADVANCED DESIGNATION

    (All exams must be passed with a score of 65% or higher)

    Science

    X

    X

    X

    Math A/Algebra

    X

    X

    X

    Global History

    X

    X

    X

    English Language Arts

    X

    X

    X

    U.S. History

    X

    X

    X

    Living Environment

     

     

    X

    LOTE Comprehensive

     

     

    X

    Math B/Algebra 2 Trigonometry

     

     

    X

    Geometry

     

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    X

     

    HONORS DESIGNATION (on diploma)

     

    • A student may receive a Regents Diploma with Honors if the average of his or her scores on the five required exams equals a 90 or higher.
    • A student may receive a Regents with Advanced Designation Diploma with Honors if the average of his or her scores on the eight/nine required exams equals a 90 or higher.