Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Required Units of Credit   

Class

Regents Diploma

Number of Units

English

4

4

Social Studies (a)

4

4

Mathematics

3 (b)

3 (b)

Science

3 (b)

3 (b)

Health

0.5

0.5

The Arts (c)

1

1

Core Credits

15.5

15.5

Languages other than English

1

(e)

Physical Education (f)

2

2

Sequence Courses/Electives
(d) ____(g)

3.5


4.5 (e)

Family Life Science

1/2

1/2

Computer Science

1/2

1/2

Total Required Minimum

22

22

Social Studies (a)
Four credits required, including 1 unit in U.S. history and government
and 1/2 unit each in participation in government and economics.
(d)
Students taking a sequence of not less than 5 units of credit in career
and technical education (CTE) or the arts may substitute another
3-unit or 5 unit sequence in place of the 3 units in a language
other than English (LOTE)
Mathematics (b)
Science (b)
Students may meet the learning standards in technology education or through an integrated course combining technology with mathematics and/or science.

A commencement-level course in technology education may be used as the third unit of credit in science or mathematics, but not both.
(f)
For students entering grade 9 prior to the fall of 2001, participation in physical education is required at the equivalent of 1/2 unit of study per year. Starting with 9th graders entering in 2001, 2 units of credit unphysical education are required for graduation.
The Arts (c)
The arts are defined as dance, music, theater, and visual arts.
(g)
For students entering grade 9 prior to the fall of 2001, diploma requirements include two 3-unit sequences, selected from mathematics, science, CTE, and the arts; or one 5 unit sequence in English or social studies.
(e)

To earn the advanced designation, the student must complete one of the following:

 

 

•A language other than English (3) credits.
•A language other than English (3) credits.
•The arts (5) credits

For more information, see your School Counselor.

Repeating a Class
Students who fail a course may seek the permission of the principal to repeat the course in summer school. If the student does not successfully complete the necessary work in summer school, s/he may need to repeat the full course.

In the required sequences, English and Social Studies, students usually may not take the next course in the sequence at the same time they repeat a course, except in the senior year or in exceptional circumstances. For example, a student may take English 11 and English 12 at the same time, if the student needs to repeat English 11. But if a prerequisite for any course has not been satisfied, a student may not enroll in that course.

 


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