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Graduation Requirements

NY State Diplomas. To earn a Regents diploma, students need to earn a total 44 credits prior to
graduation and pass a minimum of 5 Regent exams with a 65 or higher.

Subject Number of Credits Needed to be Earned Required Regents
English 8 credits ELA
Social Studies 8 credits (including 4 credits of Global History, 2 credits in U.S. History, 1 credit in Participation in Gov't, & 1 credit in Economics) U.S. History and Global History
Math 6 credits Integrated Algebra
Science 6 credits (including one 2 credit course in Life Sciences, one 2 credit course in Physical Science, & a third 2 credit course in either Life or Physical Sciences) ; Also 1,200 minutes of lab time Science
Foreign Language 2 credits  
Health Education 1 credit  
Physical Education 4 credits  
Visual Arts, Music, Dance 2 credits  
Elective 7 credits  
​Special Education

BHSWCA provides a variety of supportive services for students who have been determined eligible for special education according to state and Federal regulations. Mr. Bermudez serves as the Special Education Coordinator. However, there are lead special education teachers for each cohort. Mr. Lo services the 9th grade, Mr. Escribano services the 10th grade, Mr. Ndikumana services the 11th grade and Ms. Ifafore services the 12th grade. Ms. Wyre can also be contacted with all special education-related questions. For more information regarding the rights of all parents with regard to special education in the New York City Department of Education, please see the Parent’s Rights Letter at:

2014-2015 Graduation Requirements and Diplomas

Promotion Criteria

Grade Credits
9 to 10 10
10 to 11
20 (including 4 History & 4 English)
11 to 12 30
Graduation 44