High School Graduation Requirements

To graduate from Cohoes High School, students must fulfill course and examination requirements as explained below. These requirements are aligned to New York State standards and district goals. All students are expected to challenge themselves academically and are required to work toward a Regents diploma. Each student must earn a minimum of 22 credits in order to graduate and, to that end, are required to take a minimum of 5.5 credits per year including Physical Education.

Regents Diploma

  • English – 4
  • Social Studies – 4
  • Mathematics – 3
  • Science – 3
  • Physical Education – 2
  • Art/Music – 1
  • World Language – 1
  • Health – .5
  • Electives – 3.5
  • Total – 22

Exams

  • English – 1
  • Social Studies – 1
  • Mathematics – 1
  • Science – 1
  • Pathways* – 1
  • World Language – –
  • Total – 5

Advanced Regents Diploma

  • English – 4
  • Social Studies – 4
  • Mathematics – 3
  • Science – 3
  • Physical Education – 2
  • Art/Music – 1
  • World Language – 3 (3 World Language Credits or a 5 credit sequence in career & technical, art, music or business)
  • Health – .5
  • Electives – 1.5
  • Total – 22

Exams

  • English – 1
  • Social Studies – 2
  • Mathematics – 3
  • Science – 2
  • Pathways – –
  • World Language – 1 (checkpoint B)
  • Total – 9

Grade Level Units of Credit Required for Promotion

  • Grade 9/Freshmen – Promotion from Grade 8
  • Grade 10/Sophomore – 5 credits
  • Grade 11/Junior – 11 credits
  • Grade 12/Senior – 16 credits

Regents Diploma Pathways*

Science, Technology Engineering & Math (STEM)

Students must successfully pass a second Science or a second Math Regent exam.

Humanities

Students must successfully pass a second Social Studies Regent exam.

Career & Tech

Students must complete a state-approved Career and Technical Education program and assessment.

CDOS

The Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential is a graduation certificate that shows students are ready for entry-level work. Students participate in career and technical (CTE) courses or work-based learning experiences and develop a career plan.

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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