• Memoranda refer to Southampton High School Policies

    I.  REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

    1. To be qualified for graduation, students must:
      1. Complete successfully all required courses.
      2. Complete credit requirements.
      3. Complete Regents test requirements or in some cases Regents Competency Tests.
    2. Required Courses, Credits, and Sequences:

     Minimum Diploma Requirements

     

    Local Credits

    Regents Credits

    Advanced Credit

    English

    4

    4

    4

    Social Studies

    4

    4

    4

    Math

    3

    3

    3

    Science

    3

    3

    3

    Foreign Language

    1

    1

    3***

    Art/Music/Theater

    1

    1

    1

    Health

    1/2

    1/2

    1/2

    *Physical Education

    2

    2

    2

    Electives

    3 1/2

    3 1/2

    1 1/2

    Total Credits Required

    22

    22**

    22**

    * A passing grade in physical education is required each semester in each year.

     ** Students must pass Regents examinations in all required areas.

    *** Students completing a 5 credit sequence in career and technical education or the arts may substitute another 3 or 5 unit sequence in place of the 3 units of foreign language but still must have at least one credit in a foreign language.

    Students must complete the New York State test requirements:

    Regents Diploma:

    Advanced Regents Diploma

    English Language Arts
    Math
    American History
    Science
    Global History

    English Language Arts
    Math (3)
    American History
    Science (2)
    Global History
    Foreign Language

    New York State Competency Examinations may be used to meet testing requirements for some students. See your counselor for alternatives. These students will each receive a local diploma.

    DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS BASED ON JUNE 2005 BOARD OF REGENTS ACTION TO PHASE IN THE 65 GRADUATION STANDARDS ON REQUIRED REGENTS EXAMS

    Entering
    Freshman Class

    Local Diploma Requirements

    Regents Diploma Requirements

    Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
    Requirements

    2005

    Score 65 or above on 2 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on 3 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

    Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

    Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

    2006

    Score 65 or above on 3 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on 2 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

    Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

    Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

    2007

    Score 65 or above on 4 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on 1 required Regents exam. Earn 22 units of credit.

    Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

    Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

    2008 & After

     

    Score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

    Score 65 or above on 8 required Regents exams. Earn 22 units of credit.

    Note: The Regents Competency Test safety net for students with disabilities will continue to be available for students entering grade 9 prior to September 2010. Students using this safety net will receive a local diploma. The low-pass option of scoring between 55-64 on the required Regents exams to earn a local diploma will continue to be available for students with disabilities, without local option.  

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