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Graduation Requirement

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 

MESA students will be held to the same graduation requirements as all other New York State high school students. Graduation standards are based on credit accumulation in various subjects as well as Regents Examinations passed. Students are required to earn at least 44 credits. Students standards are encouraged to treat these requirements as minimums rather than maximums. The majority of our students will graduate with over 50 credits. 

 

Subject

Number of Credits Required

English

8 credits

Social Studies

8 credits (four credits for Global History, two credits of U.S. History, one credit of participation in Government, one credit of Economics

Math

6 credits

Science

6 credits (at least two in Life Science and two in Physical Science)

Foreign Language

2 credits

Physical Education

4 credits

Health

1 credit

The Arts

2 credits

Other Electives

7 credits

TOTAL

44 credits

 

  

REGENTS DIPLOMA REQUIREMENT 

Students must earn 65 or higher on Regents which are given in January, June and/or August to count toward graduating. A minimum of 5 Regents must be passed in the subjects of one Math, one Science, one Social Studies, ELA, and a passing grade on one additional Regent for a Regents diploma.