Graduation Requirements

Credit Requirements:  Students must complete 44 academic credits for graduation (each full-time, semester-long class represents one credit). Minimum subject area requirements are as follows: 

    • English - 8 credits (4 years)
    • History - 8 credits (4 years)
    • Mathematics - 6 credits (3 years, although 4 years are recommended for college applications)
    • Science - 6 credits (3 years)
    • Foreign Language - 2 credits (1 year)
    • Electives - 7 credits (3½ years)
    • Arts - 2 credits (1 year)
    • Health - 1 credit, 1 semester)
    • Physical Education - 4 credits (4 years)

Students must have at least 8 credits for promotion to 10th grade, 20 credits for promotion to 11th grade, and 30 credits for promotion to 12th grade.

Regents Exam Requirements:  Students must past a minimum of 5 Regents exams in order to be granted a New York State Regents Diploma.

    • Science
    • Math
    • Global History
    • U.S. History
    • English
    • Foreign Language*
    • 2nd Math*
    • 3rd Math*
    • 2nd Science*

* Required for an Advanced Regents Diploma

For further explanation of the city's graduation requirements you can visit their website.

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