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Graduation Requirements

  
Below is a table of the most common options/ways students can receive a diploma from New York State.  For a complete list, please follow the link below.
 
Diploma Type Available to Requirements
Regents All Student Populations
  • Credit: 22 units of credit distributed as follows: 4 ELA, 4 social studies, 3 science, 3 mathematics, ½ health, 1 arts, 1 language other than English (LOTE)*, 2 physical education, 3 ½ electives
  • Assessment:  5 required Regents exams(1) with a score of 65 or better as follows: 1 math, 1 science, 1 social studies, ELA and 1 Pathway Assessment(2); or o 4 required Regents exams(1) with a score of 65 or better as follows: 1 math, 1 science, 1 social studies, ELA and meet all the requirements of the CDOS Commencement Credential
Regents with Honors All Student Populations
  • Credit: 22 units of credit distributed as follows: 4 ELA, 4 social Honors Populations studies, 3 science, 3 mathematics, ½ health, 1 arts, 1 language other than English (LOTE)*, 2 physical education, 3 ½ electives
  • Assessment: 5 required Regents exams(1) with a computed average score of 90 or better as follows: 1 math, 1 science, 1 social studies, ELA and either 1 Pathway Assessment(2) or meet all the requirements of the CDOS Commencement Credential (no more than 2 Department approved alternatives may be substituted and will not count in the computed average)
Regents with Advanced Designation All Student Populations
  • Credit: 22 units of credit distributed as follows: 4 ELA, 4 social studies, 3 science, 3 mathematics, ½ health, 1 arts, 1 language other than English (LOTE)*, 2 physical education, 3 ½ electives. In addition, a student must earn an additional 2 units of credit in LOTE** or a 5 unit sequence in the Arts or CTE. These credits can be included in the 22 required credits.
  • Assessment: Students may meet the assessment requirements in order to earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation by passing any one of the following combinations of Regents examinations and/or Department approved alternatives if applicable:
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 In addition a student must pass either a locally developed Checkpoint B LOTE* examination or complete a 5 unit sequence in the Arts or CTE.
Regents with Advanced Designation with an annotation that denotes Mastery in Math All Student Populations
 
  • Credit: 22 units of credit distributed as follows: 4 ELA, 4 social studies, 3 science, 3 mathematics, ½ health, 1 arts, 1 language other than English (LOTE)*, 2 physical education, 3 ½ electives. In addition, a student must earn an additional 2 units of credit in LOTE** or a 5 unit sequence in the Arts or CTE. These credits can be included in the 22 required credits. ?
  • Assessment: Meets all assessment requirements for the Regents diploma with advanced designation (see above) and, in addition, scores 85 or better on each of 3 Regents examinations in mathematics
Regents with Advanced Designation with an annotation that denotes Mastery in Science All Student Populations
  • Credit: 22 units of credit distributed as follows: 4 ELA, 4 social Advanced Populations studies, 3 science, 3 mathematics, ½ health, 1 arts, 1 language Designation with other than English (LOTE)*, 2 physical education, 3 ½ electives. In an annotation that addition, a student must earn an additional 2 units of credit in denotes Mastery LOTE** or a 5 unit sequence in the Arts or CTE. These credits can in Science be included in the 22 required credits.
  • Assessment: Meets all assessment requirements for the Regents diploma with advanced designation (see above) and, in addition, scores 85 or better on each of 3 Regents examinations in science
Regents with Advanced Designation with Honors All Student Populations
  • Credit: 22 units of credit distributed as follows: 4 ELA, 4 social Advanced Populations studies, 3 science, 3 mathematics, ½ health, 1 arts, 1 language Designation with other than English (LOTE)*, 2 physical education, 3 ½ electives. In Honors addition, a student must earn an additional 2 units of credit in LOTE** or a 5 unit sequence in the Arts or CTE. These credits can be included in the 22 required credits.
  • Assessment: Meets all assessment requirements for the Regents diploma with advanced designation (see above) with a computed average score of 90 or better (no more than 2 Department approved alternatives may be substituted and will not count in the computed average)
Local Students with disabilities with an individualized education program (IEP) or if included on the student’s Section 504 Accommodation Plan
  • Credit: 22 units of credit distributed as follows: 4 ELA, 4 social studies, 3 science, 3 mathematics, ½ health, 1 arts, 1 language other than English (LOTE)*, 2 physical education, 3 ½ electives.
  • Assessment:
    • Low Pass Safety Net Option: 5 required Regents exams with a score of 55 or better as follows: 1 math, 1 science, 1 social studies, ELA and either 1 Pathway Assessment , or meet all the requirements of the CDOS Commencement Credential 
    • Low Pass Safety Net and Appeal:
      • I. 3 required Regents exams with a score of 55 or better and 2 Regents exams with a score of 52-54 for which an appeal is granted by the local district per Commissioner’s Regulation 100.5(d)(7) as follows: 1 Math, 1 Science, 1 Social Studies, ELA, and 1 Pathway Assessment ;or
      • II. 2 required Regents exams with a score of 55 or better and 2 Regents exams with a score of 52-54 for which an appeal is granted by the local district per Commissioner’s Regulation 100.5(d)(7) as follows: 1 Math, 1 Science, 1 Social Studies, ELA, and meet all the requirements of the CDOS Commencement Credential
  • Note: Non Regents Pathway exams are not subject to the Appeal process.
    • Compensatory Safety Net Option: scores between 45-54 on one or more of the five required Regents exams, other than the English language arts (ELA) or mathematics, but compensates the low score with a score of 65 or higher on another required Regents exam. Note: a score of at least 55 (or an approved appeal of 52-54) must be earned on both the ELA and 1 mathematics exam. A score of 65 or higher on a single examination may not be used to compensate for more than one examination for which a score of 45-54 is earned. 
Local Diploma, Regents Diploma, Regents Advanced Diploma with Advanced Designation (with or without honors) with a Career and Technical Education Endorsement All Student Populations
  • Credit: Completes all credit requirements as listed above for specific Regents Diploma, Populations diploma types and successfully completes an approved career and Regents Diploma technical education program. with Advanced Designation (with or without Honors), with a Career and Technical Education Endorsement
  • Assessment: Achieves a passing score on State assessments as listed above for specific diploma types and successfully completes the 3 part technical assessment designated for the particular approved career and technical education program which the student has completed.
Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential All students other than those who are assessed using the NYS Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)
  • Completes a career plan; demonstrates attainment of the Development and other than commencement level Career Development and Occupational Occupational those who are Studies (CDOS) learning standards in the area of career exploration Studies (CDOS) assessed using and development, integrated learning and universal foundation skills; Commencement the NYS satisfactorily completes the equivalent of 2 units of study (216 hours) Credential Alternate Assessment (NYSSA) in Career and Technical Education coursework and work-based learning (including at least 54 hours of work-based learning); and has at least 1 completed employability profile; OR
  • Student meets criteria for a national work readiness credential
  • Note: In March 2016 the Board of Regents amended the regulations to allow access to this credential to all students Credential may be a supplement to a Local or Regents diploma, or, if the student is unable to meet diploma standards, the credential may be awarded as the student’s exiting credential provided the student has attended school for not less than 12 years, excluding Kindergarten.
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