The following explanations are unofficial explanations. See the Course Description Booklet and the McClancy Paper Calendar above November for Official Explanations or speak to a counselor, teacher or administrator. Additional note: Course titles in science and math will change over the next few years due to the New York State Education Initiative in these areas. Additional state requirements, for example, in technology, may require additional study. Future publications will include these new titles. To view course names, see the course booklet.

FOUR YEAR PLAN:REQUIRED COURSES AND ELECTIVES
Freshman Sophomore ..Junior.. ..Senior..
Religion/PE Religion/PE Religion/PE Religion/PE
English 1 English 2 English 3# English 4
Algebra#+ Geometry#+ Trigonometry*#+ Elective
Global 1 Global 2# Amer Hist# Govt/Econ
Biology#+ Earth Science# or Honors Chem#* Forensics, Chem* or Honors Physics#* Elective
Language 1 Language 2 LANGUAGE 3#* OR ELECTIVE Spanish 4 or Elective
Studio Art/Comp Literacy Music/Health Elective No Class/or Science Lab
+= new course names
# =REGENTS REQUIRED COURSES AND TESTS
*= ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REGENTS DIPLOMA

TYPICAL SCIENCE/MATH PROGRAM
Freshman Sophomore ..Junior.. ..Senior..
Religion 1/PE Religion 2/PE Religion 3/PE Religion 4/PE
English 1 English 2 English 3# English 4
Algebra*# Geometry*# Trigonometry#*+ Pre Calculus or Calculus
Global 1 Global 2 Amer Hist Govt/Econ
Biology#* Earth Science# or Honors Chemistry# Forensics,Chemistry# or Honors Physics# Science Elective: Adv Bio, Forensics or Physics#
Language 1 (Ital/Sp) Language 2 (Ital/Sp) Elective(Ital/Sp 3#) Elective(Span 4)
Studio Art/Comp Literacy Music/Health Elective No Class or Science Lab

TYPICAL BUSINESS/ MATH PROGRAM
Freshman Sophomore ..Junior.. ..Senior..
Religion/PE Religion/PE Religion/PE Religion/PE
English 1 English 2 English 3 English 4
Algebra Geometry Trigonometry Math or Computer Elective
Global 1 Global 2 Amer Hist Govt/Econ
Biology Earth Science or Honors Chem Business Management Business Law
Language 1 Language 2 Accounting I Accounting II
Studio Art/Comp Lit Music/Health Financial Investments/Business Math No Class
TYPICAL FINE ARTS PROGRAM
Freshman Sophomore ..Junior.. ..Senior..
Religion/PE Religion/PE Religion/PE Religion/PE
English 1 English 2 English 3 English 4
Algebra Geometry Trigonometry Elective
Global 1 Global 2 Amer Hist Govt/Econ
Biology Earth Science Fundamentals of Music: Drums and Percussion Three Dimensional Design
Language 1 Language 2 Drawing and Painting Portfolio Development
Studio Art/Comp Literacy Music/Health Elective No Class or Art Work

TYPICAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Freshman Sophomore ..Junior.. ..Senior..
Religion/PE Religion/PE Religion/PE Religion/PE
English 1 English 2 English 3 English 4
Algebra Geometry Trigonometry Elective
Global 1 Global 2 Amer Hist Govt/Econ
Biology Earth Science or Hon Chemistry Elective Elective
Language 1 Language 2 Language 3 Language 4 or Elective
Studio Art/Comp Literacy Music/Health Elective No Class

PLAN YOUR PROGRAM HERE: Fill in Blanks with Electives
Freshman Sophomore ..Junior.. ..Senior..
Religion/PE Religion/PE Religion/PE Religion/PE
English 1 English 2 English 3 English 4
Algebra# Geometry Trigonometry Pre Calculus or Calculus
Global 1 Global 2# Amer Hist# Govt/Econ#
Biology# Earth Science or Chem* ___________________ ___________________
Language 1 Language 2 LANGUAGE 3* OR ________ _______________________
Studio Art/Comp Literacy Music/Health ________________________ End of School OR_Science Lab
# =REGENTS REQUIRED COURSES AND TESTS
+= ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ADVANCED REGENTS DIPLOMA WITH HONORS (90 average)
College Credit is available for qualified seniors in Calculus, English, Advanced Biology, Business Law. Seniors may take three courses per semester and earn up to 22 college credits. Honors Programs are available to qualified seniors in English, math, social studies, and science during all four years.AP courses are available for Global II, English III, Psychology, Spanish 4, Calculus, Advanced Biology, American History.
Mimimum Scores Required to Avoid Remedial Work at CUNY- SAT Verbal 480, Math 480, English Regents 75 Math Sequential 2/or Math B Regents 75 FOR SUNY and CUNY, the more regents the better!

Credits Required for a Regents Diploma
English
4 units
Mathematics
3 units
Science
3 lab science units
Social Studies
4 units
Language
3 units
Health, a half unit and Physical Ed 2 units Approved Electives, at least two and a half units for a total of 22 credits
Regents Diploma Core Course Test Requirements- Mark Requirements are 65 for Regular Regents Diploma, and 90 for Honors or Advanced Designation Regents Diploma
Science Mathematics Global Studies American History and Government English Language Sequences-Automatic
Regents Tests are generally taken as follows, but there may be exceptions and tests may be taken over to pass or increase scores:
Science: Regents test in one lab science. Mathematics Regents-Algebra,Geometry, Trigonometry 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year Global Studies Regents -2nd year American History and Government Regents -3rd year English Regents -3rd year Language Regents -3rd year
A grade of at least 65 in each, including language, three maths and two sciences for an Advanced Regents Diploma.
For an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors, you need a 90 average in all of the previous regents.
Sequences are automatic in Math and Science.
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