High School Academic Program
Course and Examination Requirements
MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Unit of study means at least 180 minutes of instruction per week throughout the school year, or the equivalent.
|Required Subjects||Regents||Regents Diploma with||Diploma||Advanced Designation|
|English||4 units||4 units|
|Social Studies||4 units||4 units|
|Mathematics||3 units||3 units|
|Science||3 units||3 units|
|Second Language||1 unit*||3 units*|
|Health||½ unit||½ unit|
|Art and/or Music||1 unit||1 unit|
|Electives||3 ½ units||1 ½ units|
|Physical Education||2 units||2 units|
|Total||22 units||22 units|
Since students must complete 3 units in Mathematics and 3 units in Science, there are no further sequence requirements.
Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
Students must complete a sequence of 3 units in a Second Language
A 5 unit sequence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) or the Arts (dance, music, theater, and visual arts) may replace the 3 unit sequence in a Second Language.