C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

Regents Diploma with Honors
Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Honors

 

Regents Diploma with Honors: To earn a Regents diploma with honors, a student needs to have an average score of 90 or higher on all Regents examinations required for the Regents diploma (no rounding up is permitted). These Regents examinations are: Comprehensive English, mathematics, science, one Social Studies and one Pathway or CDOS assessment.

Example:

Comprehensive English

92

Mathematics

88

Science

90

US History & Government

90

Pathway (e.g. Geometry)

90

Average

90

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors: To earn a Regents diploma with advanced designation with honors, a student needs to have an average score of 90 or higher on all Regents examinations required for that advanced diploma (no rounding up is permitted). The advanced diploma requires all examinations for the Regents diploma and two additional mathematics Regents Exams and one additional science Regents Exam (one in physical science/the other in life science)

Example:

Comprehensive English

92

Mathematics

88

Mathematics

91

Mathematics

90

Physical Science

89

Life Science

90

US History & Government

90

Global History & Geography

90

Average

90

Department-Approved Alternative Examinations: Students who take Department-approved alternative examinations may earn a Regents diploma with honors or a Regents diploma with advanced designation with honors, as long as no more than two approved alternative examinations are used to qualify for either of the honors diplomas. For a list of Department-approved alternative examinations, go to http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/hsgen/archive/list.pdf.

Examples:
Regents Diploma with Honors

Comprehensive English&nbsp

92

Mathematics  - Department Approved Alternative

Acceptable Minimum Score

Science  - Department Approved Alternative

Acceptable Minimum Score

US History&Government

89

Global History&Geography

89

Average

90

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors

Comprehensive English

92

Mathematics- Department Approved Alternative

Acceptable Minimum Score

Mathematics

91

(Mathematics

90)*

Physical Science

89

Life Science-Department Approved Alternative

Acceptable Minimum Score

US History & Government

90

Global History&Geography

88

Average

90

Transfer Students: Students who transfer to a New York State school for the first time in grades 11  or 12, and have either one or two Regents examination(s) waived, may receive a Regents diploma with honors or a Regents diploma with advanced designation with honors.  The requirements to receive a high school diploma with honors remain the same, except with a fewer number of required Regents examinations and with appropriate annotations on transcripts and permanent records.

Last Updated: June 7, 2016