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Graduation Requirements

All Stuyvesant High School students beginning with the Class of 2015 must complete a minimum of the following courses between grades 9-12:

Subject Area Course Requirements Is passing a NYS Regents Exam Required? Miscellany
English 4 years, grades 9-12
  • English Regents
  • Social Studies 4 years, grades 9-12. If a year of history (e.g., Global History I) is completed in 8th Grade, two terms of history courses must be substituted.
  • Global History Regents
  • US History Regents
  • Sciences
  • Regents Living Environment
  • Regents Chemistry
  • Regents Physics
  • 1 year of Science electives (2 years if Living Environment and Regents taken in 8th Grade)
  • Living Environment Regents
  • Chemistry Regents
  • Physics Regents
  • Science Electives may be any science course except Intel Research classes
    Mathematics 4 years of Mathematics, grades 9-12
  • Integrated Algebra Regents
  • Geometry Regents
  • Algebra II and Trigonometry Regents
  • Math Research, Math Team, and Computer Science courses do not fulfill the Math requirement. Completion of Pre-calculus or Advanced Algebra is required.
    World Languages 3 years of the same language at Stuyvesant. Regents Exam after Level 6
    A minimum of Language Level 6 must be completed.
    If students have completed 3 years of language study and passed the Regents in junior high school, they must choose a new language, complete 3 years of study, and pass the Regents in the new language
    Health and Physical Education
  • 8 terms of Physical Education
  • 1 term of Health Education
  • No Students who fail any Physical Education class must make up the class in Summer School.
    Technology Education
  • 1 term of Tech Graphic Communications TDS11
  • 2 term of Intro to Computer Science, MKS21 and MKS22
  • 2 terms of Applied Learning Classes 
  • No
    Students who successfully complete participation in the Band, Orchestra or Chorus are exempted from Applied Learning.
    Students who complete a 2-pd Intel Research class and submit a paper to Intel are exempted from Applied Learning.
    Music and Fine Arts Education
  • 1 term Art Appreciation
  • 1 term Music Appreciation
  • No Students in the Band, Orchestra or Chorus (for at least three terms) are exempted from Music Appreciation.
    Miscellaneous 2 terms of Senior Electives (one course taken each term of senior year) No This requirement can be fulfilled by taking anyone credit course that is not being taken to fulfill another requirement. Intel Research classes do NOT fulfill this requirement.