Graduation Requirements

High School Academic Program

Course and Examination 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    

Sequence Requirements

Regents Diploma

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.