• Graduation Requirements
    Credit and state exam requirements for the three types of diplomas available at New Hartford Senior High School are outlined below.

     

    Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

    Regents Diploma *

    Local Diploma *

    For students identified through the Committee on Special Education

    English

    4 CREDITS
      ELA Regents (65+)
    4 CREDITS
      ELA Regents (65+)
    4 CREDITS
      ELA Regents (55+) 
    Social Studies 4 CREDITS
      Global History Regents (65+) 
      US History Regents (65+) 
    4 CREDITS
      Global History Regents (65+) 
      US History Regents (65+) 
    4 CREDITS
      Global History Regents (55+) ♦**
      US History Regents (55+) ♦**
    Math 3 CREDITS ♦♦
      Algebra Regents (65+)
      Geometry Regents (65+)
      Algebra 2 Regents (65+)
    3 CREDITS 
      Algebra Regents (65+)
     
    3 CREDITS 
      Algebra Regents (55+) 
     
    Science 3 CREDITS ♦♦
      2 Regents Exams
       1 Physical Science
       1 Life Science
    3 CREDITS 
       1 Physical Science
       1 Life Science
      1 Regent Exam (65+)
    3 CREDITS 
     1 Physical Science
       1 Life Science
      1 Regent Exam (55+) **
    World Language 3 CREDITS 
    Check Point B Exam ***
    1 CREDIT 1 CREDIT
    Art/Music 1 CREDIT 1 CREDIT 1 CREDIT
    Health ½ CREDIT ½ CREDIT ½ CREDIT
    Computer Applications ½ CREDIT or pass the Computer Competency Exam ½ CREDIT or pass the Computer Competency Exam ½ CREDIT or pass the Computer Competency Exam
    Physical Education 2 CREDITS 2 CREDITS 2 CREDITS
    Electives 1 CREDIT 3 CREDITS 3 CREDITS

    Total Credits

    22

    22

    22

     

     

    * Students can earn either a Regents or Local Diploma through an “Appeal” by scoring 64-60 on 1 Regents Exam for a Regents Diploma or scoring 64-60 on 2 Regents Exam for a Local Diploma.  Counselors will discuss this option with students should it be needed.

    ** For students with disabilities a score of 45-55 on a required Regents exam (EXCEPT ELA and Math) can be compensated by a score of 65+ on another required Regents exam.  Students must achieve a score of 55+ on the ELA and Math Regents exams.

    *** Students may substitute a 5-unit sequence in Art or Music for this requirement, in which case they will still need to earn a minimum 1 unit of credit in a foreign language.  Please see your counselor if interested in pursuing this option.

     Starting in January 2015 students may use Pathways to Graduation.  NYS Education Department has developed Pathway options in the areas of: Arts, CTE, Humanities, LOTE, and STEM.  Should a student need to graduate using a Pathway, his/her counselor will work with the student to develop the appropriate plan for graduation.

    ♦♦ Students who first enter grade 9 in September 2009 and thereafter who complete all course work and testing requirements for the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, and who pass with a score of 85+ on all three Math Regents Exams and/or three Science Regents Exams will earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, with an annotation on the diploma that denotes mastery in Math and/or Science, as applicable.

     

    New Hartford does NOT indicate on the Transcript which diploma a student has earned.