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Graduation Requirements



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:

 

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:

  1. 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;
    OR
    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.
  2. Students who have repeated Grade 8 twice will be placed into Grade 9.
  3. 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

REQUIRED COURSE REGENTS DIPLOMA ADVANCED REGENTS DIPLOMA
English 4 Credits 4
Social Studies 4 4
Math 3 3
Science 3 3
LOTE (For. Lang) 1 3
Art/Music 1 1
Health .5 .5
Physical Education 2 2
Sequence/Electives 3.5 1.5
Total 22 22

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:



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