Graduation Requirements

 

GRADUATION AND PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS

 Middle School

 The New York City Department of Education’s Promotion Policy mandates that 6th – 8th grade students must be evaluated using the following criteria:

a)Student work and grades:

Students must meet New York State Learning Standards in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and History as evidenced by student work, teacher observation, assessment and grades;

b)State Assessments:

Students must perform at or above Performance Level 2 on standardized tests in Language Arts and Mathematics;

c)Attendance:

Students must attain a minimum of 90% attendance

Final decisions regarding promotion consider the entire above multiple criteria. Your child will not be promoted or retained based on the consideration of a sole criterion.

 

 High School

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

 a) accumulation of credits in the major subject areas

 b) demonstration of the ability to do standards-level work in English, Math, Science and Social Studies

  c) Achievement of at least 90% attendance

 

Promotion Standards-Grades 9-12 
Coursework/Exams  Minimum Credits  Attendance 
Grade 9  Successful completion of standards in academic subject areas  90% 
Grade 10  Meet New York City Performance Standards in Language Arts, Math, and Science  20 (including 4 in English and/or ESL and 4 in Social Studies)  90% 
Grade 11  Successful completion of standards in academic subject areas  28  90% 
Grade 12 Local Diploma  Passing Grade in 5 Regents Exams: English, Math, Global History, U.S. History, and Science  44 (including 4 credits in physical education)  90% 
Grade 12 Regents Diploma  Score 65 or above on 5 Regents Exams  44  90% 
Grade 12 Advanced Regents Diploma  Score 65 or above on 8 Regents Exams  44  90% 
Grade 12 Advanced Diploma with Honors  Average score of 90 on 8 Regents  44  90%