Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

NEW YORK STATE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO GRADE 9 STUDENTS FIRST ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL IN 2016

Course  Minimum # of Credits
English 4
Social Studies 4
Science 3
Math 3
LOTE 1
Fine Art 1
PE 2
Health        .5
Electives       3.5
MS CAP 1*        .5
TOTAL      22.5

   * Local requirement

Assessments for Class of: 2016 and after         

Regents: 65 or better as follows: 1 math, 1 science, 1 social studies, ELA and 1 Pathway Assessment

Advanced Designation: Students must pass any one of the following combinations of Regents examinations: Traditional, Pathway, STEM (Math) Pathway, or STEM (Science) Pathway. A student must also pass either a locally developed Checkpoint B LOTE* examination or complete a 5-unit sequence in the Arts or CTE.

a. Traditional Combination: ELA, Global History and Geography, US History and Government, 3 mathematics, 2 science, 1 must be life science and 1 must be physical science) = 8 Assessments

b. Pathway Combination (other than STEM): ELA, 1 social studies, 3 mathematics, 2 science (1 must be life science and 1 must be physical science), and either 1 Pathway (other than science or mathematics) or meet the requirements for the CDOS Commencement Credential = 7 or 8 Assessments

c. STEM (Mathematics) Pathway Combination: ELA, 1 social studies 4 mathematics, 2 science (1 must be life science and 1 must be physical science) = 8 Assessments

 d. STEM (Science) Pathway Combination: ELA, 1 social studies, 3 mathematics, 3 science (1 must be life science and 1 must be physical science) = 8 Assessments

Additional Diploma Credential Sequences located @:

UPDATED August 2016 
Diploma Requirements including Multiple Pathways 

UPDATED June 2016 Summary Diploma/Credential Requirements


* Please note there is a local requirement for graduation: Students must also take and pass Microsoft Computer Applications, for a total of 22.5 credits* 

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