Fort Hamilton High School

Skip to main content
Guidance » Minimum Course Requirements

Minimum Course Requirements

MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

 

Subject

# of Credits

English

8

Social Studies

8

Mathematics

6

Science

6

Language

2

Art or Music

2

Health Education

1

Physical Education (.58 credit)

4

Electives

7

 
 
ELECTIVES
(Based on students’ expressed interests)

 

LOCAL DIPLOMA*  (for students with an IEP)

Students have the Regents Safety Net Option of 55-64 to obtain a local Diploma or Compensatory Option.  Students must achieve a minimum of 55 in the ELA and Math Regents and may earn a grade of 45 in another Regents as long as there is a corresponding grade greater than or equal to 65 in another Regents exam.  Students may also use the low Regents score (52-54) appeal on up to two exams, but only if the ELA and/or Math Compensatory Option is not being applied.  Students with an IEP may also graduate with a local diploma through completing the CDOS credential.

 

*General Education students may appeal up to two Regents exams via the low Regents appeal option (60-64) and are eligible to graduate with a Local diploma.  Students must show evidence of tutoring and have failed the Regents exams under appeal at least two times.  Students entitled to ENL services that first entered school in 9th grade or after may appeal the ELA Regents with a low Regents score option of 55-59 and receive a Local diploma.  Students must show evidence of tutoring and have failed the ELA Regents at least two times.

 

                                                                     

REGENTS DIPLOMA

Regents exams required*

 

Algebra (1)

65+

English (1)

65+

Global History (1)

65+

Science (1)

65+

U.S. History (1)

65+

 

 *Students may appeal via the Low score Regents appeal (60-64) on one exam and still receive a Regents diploma.  Students must show evidence of tutoring and have failed the particular Regents at least two times. 

 

ADVANCED REGENTS DIPLOMA

Same subject class requirements and five Regents examinations (65+) mentioned above ~ PLUS

  • An additional Regents examination in Science (65+)
  • Two additional Regents examinations in Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II)  ~ PLUS
  • Three years of foreign language and a Regents examination in Foreign language (65+) ~ OR  
  • 10 credits in Art or Music and a Regents examination in Art or Music (65+)

 

 

MASTERY IN MATH ENDORSEMENT

Achieve a score of 85 or higher on each of the three required math Regents exams (Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II) 

 

MASTERY IN SCIENCE ENDORSEMENT

Achieve a score of 85 or higher on any three science Regents exams.