Graduation Requirements

Courses required for high school graduation:

(23 units of credit are required for a Guilderland High School Diploma)

English – 4.0 Credits
Social Studies – 4.0 Credits
Math – 3.0 Credits
Science – 3.0 Credits
Language – 1.0 Credit
Health – 0.5 Credit
The Arts – 1.0 Credit
Phys. Ed – 2.0 Credits
Electives – 4.5 Credits
Total: 23 Credits

Diploma type is determined by passing the following New York State assessments:

Regents Diploma:

Minimum score of 65 required on all exams.

  • 1 Math Regents exam
  • 1 Science Regents exam
  • 1 Social Studies Regents exam
  • 1 English Regents exam
    AND at least one of the following:

    • Humanities Pathway: A minimum score of 65 on a second Social Studies Regents exam or state-approved alternative.
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Pathway: A minimum score of 65 on a second Science Regents exam or a minimum score of 65 on a second Math Regents exam or a state-approved alternative.
    • Bi-literacy/Language other than English (LOTE) Pathway: Completion of a LOTE sequence and state-approved LOTE assessment.
    • Career & Technical Education (CTE) Pathway: Completion of a state-approved CTE program and state-approved assessment.
    • Arts Pathway: Completion of an arts sequence and state-approved arts assessment (This assessment has yet to be determined at this time).
    • Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) Pathway:  Completion of 216 hours of CTE coursework including 54 hours of work-based-learning as well as a completed career plan and employability profile.

Regents with Advanced Designation Diploma:

Follow the Humanities Pathway plus the additional tests listed below, with a minimum score of 65 required:

  • 2 additional Math Regents exams
  • 1 additional Science Regents exam
  • 3-4 credits in World Languages & Cultures and a minimum score of 65 on Checkpoint B exam OR a 5-credit sequence in Art & Design, Music, Business, Technology, or Career & Technical Education (CTE).
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