St. Edmund Preparatory High School

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Course of Study

Graduation Course Requirements

English 8 semesters over 4 years
History/Social Studies 8 semesters over 4 years
Religion
6 semesters over 4 years
Physical Education 4 semesters over 4 years
Mathematics
6 semesters over 3 years
Science
6 semesters over 3 years
Foreign Language 6 semesters over 3 years
Health
1 semester
Art
1 semester
Music
1 semester
Computer Science 1 semester
Elective Courses 6 semesters

Typical Course of Study and Graduation Credit Requirements

Grade 9
Minimum Credits Required: 7.5 Credits
  • English 9
  • Integrated Algebra *
  • Living Environment *
  • Global Studies I
  • Foreign Language (Italian, Spanish, Or Chinese)
  • Religion
  • Physical Education
  • Studio Art
  • Introduction to Music
  • Computer Technology
   * Students who take Regents Exams in 7th or 8th grades may seek advanced standing in those subject areas as freshmen.

Grade 10
Minimum Credits Required: 7.0 Credits
  • English 10
  • Geometry
  • Chemistry
  • Global Studies II
  • Foreign Language (Italian, Spanish, Or Chinese)
  • Religion (1 credit)
  • Physical Education
  • Health

Grade 11
Minimum Credits Required: 6.5 Credits
  • English 11
  • Algebra2/Trigonometry
  • Earth Science or designated third year of science
  • American History
  • Foreign Language (Italian, Spanish, Or Chinese)
  • Religion
  • Physical Education
 
Grade 12
Minimum Credits Required: 6.0 Credits
  • English 12
  • American Government (0.5 Credits)
  • Economics (0.5 Credits)
  • Religion (1 credit)
  • Physical Education
  • Other Electives Totaling 2 1/2 credits

Total Credits Required for Graduation - 27.0 Credits

Notes:
  • The minimum number of credits must be attempted, and successfully completed each year in order to graduate on-time
  • St. Edmund Preparatory High School considers Regents-level classes as standard level classes.
  • Honors level courses are offered in English, Math, Science and Social Studies
  • Remedial courses are designed to enable students to progress to Regents-level classes.
  • Students are encouraged to take college-level and Advanced Placement courses whenever possible.

New York State Graduation Requirements (Regent Diploma)

Although New York State Department of Education has established a minimum passing score for local credit at 55, St. Edmund Prep requires a minimum passing score of 65 or above. Students must receive a score of 65 or above on the following five (5) Regent Exams:

  • One (1) Science Regent
  • One (1) Mathematics Regent: Integrated Algebra, Geometry, or Algebra 2/Trigonometry
  • Global Studies
  • American Studies
  • English

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Requirements

Students must receive a score of 65 or better on each of the following exams.

  • Three (3) Math Regents: Integrated Algebra, Geometry and Algebra 2/Trigonometry
  • Two (2) Science Regents: one physical science, one life science
  • Global Studies Regents
  • American Studies Regents
  • English Regents