Student & Parent Handbook

Academic Procedures

Graduation and Promotion Requirements

Graduation Requirements

All students are required to pass 22 units of credit, including: 4 English, 4 social studies, 3 math, 3 science, 1 foreign language, 1 art/music, .5 health, and 2 physical education as mandated by the New York State Education Department.

Students must also complete 5 Regents examinations.

In order to obtain a Regents Diploma, students must earn a passing grade of 65 on all five exams. In order to obtain a Regents Diploma with Honors, students must earn an average of 90 on all five exams.

In order to obtain a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, students must also:

  • Earn a passing grade on the Geometry and Algebra/Trigonometry Regents exams.
  • Earn a passing grade on a second Science Regents exam. (All 3 science courses must be Regents level courses.)
  • Earn a passing grade on a Foreign Language "Regents" level commencement exam.*

and one of the following:

  • 3 credits in a language other than English.*
  • 5 credits in business.
  • 5 credits in art.

In order to obtain an Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors, students must meet the course requirements for the Advanced Regents Diploma while earning an average of 90 on all eight Regents exams.

In addition, students can graduate with a High Honors Designation if their cumulative GPA at the end of senior year is at least 95. Honors Designation is awarded to seniors who earn a cumulative GPA of at least 92.

In order to obtain a Local Diploma, students with special needs must attain a score of 55-65 on five required Regents examinations.

Promotion Requirements

5 credits are needed to enter Grade 10 with at least 3 in English, math, social studies, and science.

11 credits are needed to enter Grade 11 with at least 7 credits in English, math, social studies, and science.

17 credits are needed to enter Grade 12 with at least 11 credits in English, math, social studies, and science.