New York State High School Gradution Requirements

  • The State of New York requires that all students complete a minimum of twenty-two credits, two of which are earned by completing a ½ credit of Physical Education during each year of high school.

    The following units of credit are required for graduation in New York State:

    • English - 4 credits
    • Mathematics - 3 credits
    • Science - 3 credits*
    • Social Studies - 4 credits
    • World Language (LOTE) - 1 credit
    • Health  - ½ credit
    • Art/Music - 1 credit
    • Physical Education - 2 credits
    • Electives - 3 ½ credits

     *Included in the 3 Science credits earned must be 1 Physical Science course and 1 Life Science course.

    Required Regents Exams for Graduation

    • 1 Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2)
    • 1 Science (Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry, or Physics)
    • Global Studies
    • US History
    • English Language Arts (ELA)

    Requirements for an Advanced Regents Diploma

    • 3 Math Regents
    • 2 Science Regents
    • Global Studies Regents
    • US History Regents
    • ELA Regents
    • LOTE Exam (World Language)