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Graduation Requirements

 

In New York State, students can earn three types of diplomas:

  1. A Regents diploma
  2. An advanced Regents diploma
  3. A local diploma

All of these diplomas are valid high school diplomas. All students can earn a Regents or Advanced Regents diploma. At this moment, AFSE does not currently offer an Advanced Regents Diploma. Only some students who meet specific criteria can graduate with a local diploma, with lower exam scores.

 

To earn a diploma, students must earn specific course credits and pass specific Regents exams. If you believe your student is not on track to graduate, please speak to your school’s guidance counselor immediately.

 

RESOURCE: NYC DOE Graduation Requirements


Regents Diploma

Math Score

ELA Score

History Score

Science Score

Plus (+) 1

(Any subject)

65+

65+

65+

65+

65+

College Ready =

80

College Ready =

75

College Ready =

75

College Ready =

75

College Ready =

75

Local Diploma

Math Score

ELA Score

History Score

Science Score

Plus (+) 1

(Any subject)

55+

55+

55+

55+

55+

Math Regents Courses

ELA Regents Courses

History Regents Courses

Science Regents Courses

Any additional subject test

Any math exam:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II/Trig

Only 1 ELA Exam is available:

  • English Language Arts (ELA)

Any social studies exam: 

  • Global History and Geography
  • U.S. History and Government

Any science exam :

  • Living Environment,
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Physics

Any additional Regents exam, or another option approved by the State

Required Math credits for graduation:

6

Required English credits for graduation:

8

Required History credits for graduation:

8

Required Science credits for graduation:

6

TOTAL CORE SUBJECT REQUIRED CREDITS:

28

Additional Required Courses & Credits for Graduation

  • 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, including visual arts, music, dance, and theater
  • 7 credits in electives

TOTAL ADDITIONAL CREDITS:


16

TOTAL CREDITS NEEDED TO GRADUATE: 

44

 
Additional College Readiness Info:
 
ACT College score