Graduation Requirements

2022-2023 Graduation Requirements and Diplomas

NY State Diplomas. To earn a Regents diploma, students need to earn a total of 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 in 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  

2022-2023 NY State Advanced Regents Diploma


8 credits

Regents: ELA

Social Studies

8 credits (4 credits in Global History, 2 credits  in U.S. History, 1 credit in Participation in Government, and 1 credit in Economics) 
Regents: Global History or U.S. History 

6 credits (including at least 2 credits in advanced math such as Geometry or Algebra II)
Regents: Algebra I, Geometry and  Algebra II/ Trigonometry  

6 credits (including one 2 credit course in life sciences, one 2 credit course in physical science, and a third 2 credit course in either life sciences or physical sciences); 1,200 minutes of lab time 
Regents: Living Environment and one of the Physical Sciences (Earth Science, Chemistry, or Physics) 

World Languages 
6 credits
World Languages 

Health Education 
1 credit 

Physical Education 
4 credits 

Arts, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and/or Theater 
2 credits 

3 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.

Promotion Criteria

Promotion Criteria
Grade Credits
9 to 10 11
10 to 11
21 (including 4 History & 4 English)
11 to 12 31
Graduation 44