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    New York State - Credit Requirements

    Required Courses

    Regents Diploma

    *Advanced Regents Diploma

    English

    4 credits

    4 credits

    Social Studies

    4 credits

    4 credits

    Math

    3 credits

    3 credits

    Science

    3 credits

    3 credits

    Health

    ½ credit

    ½ credit

    Art and/or Music

    1 credit

    1 credit

    LOTE (Languages other than English)

    1 credit

    3 credits*

    Physical Education

    2 credits

    2 credits

    Electives

    3 ½  credits

    1½ credits

    Total Minimum Required Credits

    22 total credits

    22 total credits

    *To earn an Advanced Regents Diploma, students must complete one of the following:

    -3 units of credit in LOTE (Languages Other Than English)
    -5 units of credit in Art, Music or Career Technology Education (CTE): Business, Technology, Myers Center BOCES Career & Technical School

     

    New York State - Exam Requirements

    Regents Diploma
    (Passing Score of 65 or above)

    Advanced Regents Diploma
    (Passing Score of 65 or above)

    English Language Arts

    English Language Arts

    Math

    3 Math Exams (Algebra, Geometry & Algebra II)

    Global History

    Global History

    United States History

    United States History

    Science

    2 Science Exams (1 Life Science & 1 Physical Science)

     

    LOTE (Languages other than English)

    Diploma Notes:

    Safety Net: New York State provides an option for a local diploma for students with a classified disability. Under these safety net guidelines, students may score between 55-64 on their 5 required Regents exams and still qualify for their local diploma. Additionally, for students with a classified disability, scores of 45-54 on any required Regents exam (Except ELA and Mathematics) can be compensated by a score of 65 or above on another required Regents exam including ELA and Mathematics.

     

    Honors Diplomas: Students may qualify for honors diploma status if they earn a 90 average or above on their required examinations for graduation. Therefore, a student would need to earn a 90 average or above on all their exams required for their regents diploma in order to earn a NYS Regents Diploma with Honors and likewise, a student would need to earn a 90 average on all required examinations for their advanced

    Regents Diploma in order to earn an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors.