Graduation Requirements

New York State Graduation Requirements

There are two levels of diploma for graduating high school in New York State – a Regents Diploma and a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Students can also earn additional designations such as “with honors” as well as earn an 电竞竞猜 endorsed diploma.

Students need 44 credits in these subject areas to graduate in New York State.

  • 8 credits in core English
  • 8 credits in social studies, including:
    • 4 credits in Global History
    • 2 credits in U.S. History
    • 1 credit in Participation in Government
    • 1 credit in Economics
  • 6 credits in math, including:
    • At least 2 credits in advanced math (for example, Geometry or Algebra II)
  • 6 credits in science, including:
    • 2 credits in any life science
    • 2 credits in any physical science
    • 2 credits in any life science or physical science
  • 2 credits in Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
  • 4 credits in physical education, every year in specific ways
  • 1 credit in health education
  • 2 credits in arts education: visual arts and music
  • 7 credits in electives

Regents Exam Requirements

Regents Diploma – a score of 65 or better is required on these Regents exams:

  • Comprehensive English
  • Mathematics (Any one)
  • Global History
  • US History
  • Science (Any one)
  • Language other than English

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation – a score of 65 or better is required on these Regents exams:

  • Comprehensive English
  • Mathematics: Integrated Algebra, Geometry, AND Algebra II/Trigonometry
  • Global History
  • US History
  • Science: Living Environment AND Physical Science
  • Language other than English

Additional Designations

The “with honors” designation is added for students with an average score of 90 or more on all required Regents exams.

“Mastery in Math” designation is added for students who earn an Advanced Regents Diploma, and have a minimum of 85 on each of three math exams (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trig)

“Mastery in Science” designation is added for students who earn an Advanced Regents Diploma, and have a minimum of 85 on each of three science exams (Chemistry, Earth Science, Living Environment, or Physics).


Required Regents Exams by Diploma Type

Regents Diploma
Regents Diploma
with Honors
Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
with Honors
Comprehensive English Comprehensive English Comprehensive English Comprehensive English
Global History Global History Global History Global History
US History US History US History US History
Mathematics
(any one exam)
Mathematics
(any one exam)
Mathematics:
Algebra 1,
Geometry, AND
Algebra II/Trig
Mathematics:
Algebra 1,
Geometry, AND
Algebra II/Trig
Science
(any one exam)
Science
(any one exam)
Science: Living Environment AND Physical Science Science: Living Environment AND Physical Science
Languages Other
Than English (LOTE)
Languages Other
Than English (LOTE)
Languages Other
Than English (LOTE)
Languages Other
Than English (LOTE)
Minimum grade on EACH of the six (6) exams: 65 Minimum average of ALL nine (6) exams: 90 Minimum grade on EACH of the nine (9) exams: 65 Minimum average of ALL nine (9) exams: 90

电竞竞猜 Endorsement Requirements

Advanced Engineering Program

Mt. Sinai Biomedical
Research Program

Mathematics Concentration

Advanced Regents Diploma Advanced Regents Diploma Advanced Regents Diploma
10 Math credits 10 Math credits 12 Math credits
8 Science credits 8 Science credits 8 Science credits
10 Engineering credits 4 Mt. Sinai credits 8 Engineering credits
200 hours of community service 200 hours of community service 200 hours of community service

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