shortcut
Top of Logo
Sep 22, 2017
Charlton Heights Elementary SchoolPashley Elementary SchoolStevens Elementary SchoolO'Rourke Middle SchoolBH-BL High School

Counseling Center: Graduation Requirements

separating rule

To graduate from BH-BL High School, students in the classes of 2014 to 2017 must fulfill course and examination requirements as explained below.

 

In keeping with state and district standards, the high school offers three possible diplomas. All students are expected to challenge themselves and are required to work toward a Regents diploma as described below.

The eight-period alternate day block schedule requires ALL BLOCKS to be scheduled. Course selections and other options, such as the Learning Lab, Senior Release, Work Release, etc., should be discusssed carefully with your counselor.

Unless otherwise noted in the departmental course listings that follow, a year-long course is equal to one credit toward graduation and a semester course earns one-half credit.

 

Course Requirements

Students must earn the following credits in order to graduate with one of the three possible diplomas.

Regents Diploma*

Advanced Diploma

Advanced Regents with Merit Seal

English

4

English

4

English

4

Social Studies

4

Social Studies

4

Social Studies

4

Math

3

Math

3

Math

4

Science

3

Science

3

Science

4

Art/Music

1

Art/Music

1

Art/Music

1

Health

0.5

Health

0.5

Health

0.5

Physical Education

2

Physical Education

2

Physical Education

2

World Language

1

World Language

3

World Language

3

Life Skills

1

Electives

3.5

Electives

1.5

Electives

2.5

Total Credits

22

Total Credits

22

Total Credits

26

 

Examination Requirements

Students must earn a minimum grade on ALL of the following Regents Exams.

Regents Diploma*

Total of 5 exams with a grade of 65% or higher in:

  • English
  • Global Studies
  • US History
  • Integrated Algebra I
  • One Science Exam

 

Advanced Regents Diploma & Advanced Regents Diploma with BH-BL Merit Seal

Total of 9 exams with a grade of 65% or higher:

  • English
  • Global Studies
  • US History
  • Three Math Exams
  • Two Science Exams
  • World Language Level 3 Final Exam**

 

Notes

Life Skills courses are defined as those in technology education, family and consumer sciences, business education, computer education (with one-half unit of keyboarding strongly recommended), or fine arts classes beyond the one unit of art/music requried for graduation. The school principal may approve appropriate course substitutions where schedule conflicts necessitate.

* All students should seek to earn a Regents or Advanced Regents diploma, but students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) are also eligible to receive a Local Diploma if they earn a grade of 55% or higher on five NY State Regents exams (English, Global Studies, US History, Intergrated Algebra and one science exam), OR if they successfully complete the NYS competency safety net option. Students should see their special education teachers or counselor for detailed information regarding this option.

** A student who completes a five-unit sequence in Career & Technical Education, art or music may earn an Advanced Regents Diploma and be exempt from the world language requirement. Career & Technical Education includes courses in business education, family & consumer sciences and technology education.