Program Requirements For The Middle Grades (Grds 5-8)
Grades 5 & 6:All students shall receive instruction that is designed to facilitate their attainment of the State intermediate learning standards in the seven general curriculum area: mathematics, including arithmetic, science and technology; English language arts, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking; Social Studies, including geography and United States history; Languages other than English; the Arts, including visual arts, music, dance, and theatre; Career Development and Occupational Studies; where student need is established, bilingual education and/or English as a second language; Health Education, Physical Education and family and consumer sciences.
Grades 7 & 8:All students shall be provided instruction designed to enable them to achieve, by the end of grade eight, State intermediate learning standards through:
- English language arts, two units of study
- Social Studies, two units of study
- Science, two units of study
- Mathematics, two units of study
- Technology education, one unit of study
- Home and career skills, three-quarters of a unit of study
- Physical Education (basically every other day)
- Health Education, one half unit of study
- The arts, including one half unit of study in the visual arts, and one half unit of study in music
- Library and information skills, the equivalent of one period per week in grade seven and eight
- Languages other than English
- Career development and occupational studies
Requirements for High School Entry
Grade Level Classification
According to the Newburgh Board of Education Policy: It shall be the policy of the Board of Education to establish the requirements of each student’s progression from one grade level to the next grade level in high school. In order to progress from Grade 8 to Grade 9, the student:
- Must successfully complete a minimum of three (3) core subjects (Math, English Language Arts, Science, or Social Studies) AND must achieve at or above Performance Level 2 on the most recent English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments;
Must successfully complete a minimum of two (2) core subjects (Math, English Language Arts, Science, or Social Studies) AND must achieve at or above Performance Level 3 on the most recent English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments.
- Students who have repeated Grade 8 twice will be placed into Grade 9.
- Exceptions to the above requirements will be considered, upon a written parent/guardian request on behalf of a student. A decision to progress the student may be made, if agreed to by both the Middle School and High School Principals.
Requirements for High School Graduation
First Entering Grade 9 In September 2008 And Thereafter
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Regents Diploma Required Exams (All Exams Require a SCore of 65 and Above)
English – Comp English Regents
Mathematics – Integrated Algebra Regents
Global Studies – Global Studies Regents
United States History – U.S. History Regents
Science – Science Regents Exam – Living Environment, Earth Science, Chemistry
Lote – Advanced Designation – Lote Regents Exam
In addition to the above examinations required to earn a Regents Diploma, those students seeking an Advanced Regents Diploma must also complete the following:
- Must complete one of the following: two additional units in a language other than English (three LOTE credits total); Career and Technical Education (5 credit CTE sequence); or the Arts (5 credit sequence). Students with disabilities who are exempt from the LOTE requirements as indicated on the IEP may earn the advanced designation as long as the required number of credits to graduate are met.
- Must pass three commencement level Regents Examinations in Mathematics through one of the following combinations: Mathematics A, Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry OR Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry.
- A total of two Regents Examinations in science, with at least one in life science and at least one in physical science.
- If so indicated in the IEP, students with a disability may be excused from completing the additional LOTE units and the corresponding Regents Comprehensive Examination. Students completing a sequence of not less than 5 units of credit in CTE or the Arts are not required to complete the additional two units of LOTE or to pass the Regents Comprehensive Examination in that language to earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.