High School Graduation Requirements

Please be aware that High School promotional criteria are different than Middle School

  • 9th grade- accumulation of 8 credits
  • 10th grade- accumulation of 24 credits (including 2 years of English and 2 years of Global History)
  • 11th grade- accumulation of 36 credits
  • 12th grade- accumulation of 44 credits (4 years of English, 4 years of Social Studies, 3 years of Science, 3 years of Math, 2 years of Art and/or Music and/or Drama, 1 year of Foreign Language, 1 year of Health, 4 years of Physical Education, and 7 Electives)

In order to receive a High School Regents Diploma, all students must pass the following regents:

  • 1 Math (Algebra)
  • 1 Science
  • Global History
  • U.S. History
  • English

In order to receive an Advanced High School Regents Diploma, students must pass the above mentioned regents, AS WELL AS...

  • Living Environment
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Foreign Language

Click here to view NYC Department of Education Credit Requirements and Examination Requirements for Students entering 9th Grade in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Click here to view NYC Department of Education Credit Requirements and Examination Requirements for Students entering 9th Grade in 2017