## Commissionerâ€™s Regulations 100.5 (b) (7) (v) Â

v. Earning a Regents diploma with advanced designationTo earn a Regents diploma with an advanced designation a student must complete, in addition to the requirements for a Regents diploma:

- additional Regents examinations in mathematics as determined by the commissioner or approved alternatives pursuant to section 100.2(f) of this Part.
- Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year and thereafter, students must pass two or three commencement level Regents examinations in mathematics through one of the following combinations:
- Two examination combination. A student must pass:
- Mathematics A and Mathematics B, or
- Mathematics A and Algebra 2/Trigonometry, or
- Mathematics B and Integrated Algebra; or

- Three examination combination. A student must pass:
- Mathematics A or Integrated Algebra or Algebra I (common core); and
- Geometry or Geometry (common core); and
- Mathematics B or Algebra 2/Trigonometry or Algebra II (common core); and

- Two examination combination. A student must pass:
- for students who elect to meet the requirements for a Regents diploma through the mathematics pathway assessment in item (a)(5)(i)(f)(1)(ii) of this section, such students must also pass one additional assessment in mathematics in a different course selected from the list of department approved alternatives pursuant to section 100.2(f) of this Part in addition to those specified in item (1)(i) or (ii) of this subclause; and

- Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year and thereafter, students must pass two or three commencement level Regents examinations in mathematics through one of the following combinations:
- additional Regents examinations in science as determined by the commissioner or approved alternatives pursuant to section 100.2(f) of this Part;
- one additional Regents examination in science or a department-approved alternative, for a total of two Regents examinations, with at least one in life science and at least one in physical science; or
- for students who elect to meet the requirements for a Regents diploma through the science pathway assessment in item (a)(5)(i)(f)(1)(ii) of this section, such students must also pass one additional Regents examination in science or a department-approved alternative, for a total of three Regents examinations, provided that the total number of science examinations passed include at least one in life science and at least one in physical science; and

- two additional units in a language other than English for a total of three units and the Regents comprehensive assessment in that language when available. In those languages for which no Regents comprehensive assessment is available, a locally developed test, which is aligned to the checkpoint B learning standards for languages other than English, may be administered. A student identified as having a disability that adversely affects the ability to learn a language may be excused from the language other than English requirement set forth in this subparagraph if such student's individualized education program indicates that such requirement is not appropriate to the student's special educational needs. Such a student need not have a sequence in a language other than English but must meet the requirements for the total number of credits required for a diploma. Students completing a five-unit sequence in career and technical education or the arts (visual arts, music, dance, and theatre) are not required to complete the additional two units of the language other than English requirement for the Regents diploma with advanced designation but must still meet the requirements for the total number of units of credit.

Last Updated:
April 27, 2020