High School Promotion / Graduation Criteria

  •                          Buffalo Public Schools

                    High School Promotion Criteria

     

    Grade 9:

     

         To be promoted to grade 10, students must

         have accrued AT LEAST 5 units of credit.

     

     

     


    Grade 10:

     

         To be promoted to grade 11, students must

         have accrued AT LEAST 10 units of credit.

     

     

     

     


    GRADE 11:

    To be promoted to grade 12, students must have accrued AT LEAST 15 units of credit.

    GRADE 12:

    To earn a diploma, students must have accrued AT LEAST 22 units of credit based on the NYS Regulations requirements listed below:

    Subject

    Credits

    ELA/ESL                                         

    4.0

    Mathematics   

    3.0

    Science                                             -  one life science

    - one physical science

    3.0

    Social Studies                                  

    4.0

    LOTE/Native Language                  

    1.0

    Physical Education                          

    2.0

    Art or Music                                    

    1.0

    Health

    0.5

    CTE requirements

    or

    Electives

    3.5

    Total Credits for graduation

    22.0

     

    In Addition:

    All Regents examination requirements must be met (based on Cohort year)  

     

    NOTE:  Schools may establish requirements that exceed those itemized above with the approval of the Board of Education.