High School Graduation Requirements

According to Promotion Policy as set forth in the Chancellor’s Regulation, promotion in the ninth through twelfth grades is based on:

· accumulation of credits in major subject areas,

· demonstration of the ability to do standards-level work in English, math, science and social studies, and

· achievement of at least 90% attendance



Promotion Standards- Grades 9-12

Coursework

Minimum Credits

Attendance

Grade 9

Successful completion of standards in academic subject areas

10

90%

Grade 10

Meet New York City Performance Standards in Language Arts, Math and Science

22 (including 4 in English and/or ESL and 4 in Social Studies)

90%

Grade 11

Successful completion of standards in academic subject areas

30

90%

Grade 12

Passing Grades in 5 Regents Exams: English, Math, Global History, U.S. History, and Science

44*

90%

* beginning with students who are new ninth graders in 2004-2005, graduation requires forty-four (44) credits, including 4 credits in physical education