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regents requirements

Subject Area

# of Units

Regents Exams Required

Courses and Exams Needed for a Regents Diploma

English

4 Units (8 Credits)

English

Social Studies

4 Units (8 Credits)

Global Studies

 

 

 

 

American History

Math

3 Units (6 Credits)

Math (1)

Science

3 Units (6 Credits)

Science (1)

Second Language

1 Unit (2 Credits)

(All Regents Exams at 65% or Higher)

Art/Music

1 Unit (2 Credits)

 

 

Health Education

0.5 Units (1 Credit)

 

 

Physical Education

2 Units (4 Credits)

 

 

Electives

3.5 Units (7 Credits)

 

 

Total Units

22 Units (44 Credits)

 

 

Courses and Exams Needed for a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

English

4 Units (8 Credits)

English

Social Studies

4 Units (8 Credits)

Global Studies

 

 

 

 

American History

Math

3 Units (6 Credits)

Math (3)

Science

3 Units (6 Credits)

Science (2)

Second Language

3 Units (6 Credits)

Foreign Language

Art/Music

1 Unit (2 Credits)

(All Regents Exams at 65% or Higher)

Health Education

0.5 Units (1 Credit)

 

 

Physical Education

2 Units (4 Credits)

 

 

Electives

1.5 Units (3 Credits)

 

 

Total Units

22 Units (44 Credits)

 

 

Regents Examinations
Regents examinations are assessments developed by the New York State Education Department and are the foundation of the student assessment process.  Assessments are rigorous and include such expectations as writing, science experiments and demanding mathematics problems applied to real life or work situations.

Regents Diploma With Honors
This is a type of diploma certifying that, in completing requirements for a Regents diploma, an average of 90 percent or higher was achieved on all Regents examinations.

Advanced Regents Diploma
Indicates that the student not only met the requirements for a Regents Diploma, but also accelerated in additional Regents examinations.  In other words, this student passed seven Regents examinations along with his/her Business concentration classes.  This student may attend a more competitive college than a student who earned a Regents Diploma.

Regents Diploma
Indicates that the student scored 65% or above in 5 required Regents exams.  This student may attend a good college with this diploma, but may have difficulty attending a more competitive college.

Testing Requirements
Students taking Regents level courses are expected to take the Regents examinations for those courses.  Here is the standard sequence of courses and exams.

ENGLISH
8 semesters
ELA Regents - end of Junior year

SOCIAL STUDIES
Global History
2 years of Global Studies
Global Studies Regents - end of Junior year
United States History
1 year of US History
US History Regents - end of Junior year
1 term of Economics
1 term of American Government

MATH
Math A
3 or 4 semesters of Math A
Math A Regents - middle or end of Sophomore year
Math B
2 or 3 semesters of Math B
Math B Regents
Pre-Calculus
Calculus

SCIENCE
Ninth Grade
Level 1 & 2 - Environmental Science
Level 3 & 4 - Living Environment
After Environmental Science students take:
Living Environment
Earth Science
Chemistry

Students who have not passed Living Environment because of Lab or a low score on the Regents, will be given a third term of Living Environment with or without the lab depending on their previous Living Environment grade.

Students who have not passed Chemistry because of Lab or a low score on the Regents, will be given a third term of Chemistry with or without the lab depending on their previous Chemistry grade.

Any student who did not have Living Environment on their program in June 2009 (this included students in chemistry and students who may have completed their credits), and had never passed the Living Environment Regents was given a third term of Living Environment with or without the lab based on the information on their transcript, which they received in class.

SECOND LANGUAGE
1 year for a Local or Regents Diploma
3 years for an Advanced Regents Diploma

THE ARTS
Art – 1 semester
Music – 1 semester

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education – 7 or 8 semesters (4 credits)
Health Education – 0.5 semester (1 credit)

 

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