Graduation Requirements

All students at Nazareth are required to meet the following course requirements for graduation:

Department Credits Needed
Religion 2 credits
English 4 credits
Social Studies 4 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Science 3 credits
Foreign Language 1-3 credits
Fine Arts 1 credits
Physical Education 2 credits
Health 0.5 credits
Electives 3-5 credits
TOTAL 25 credits

In compliance with New York State regulations, students must pass 5 Regents’ exams with a 65% or better. They are: English, one Mathematics, one Science, one Social Studies and one additional Regents Exam.

For an Advanced Regents Diploma, students, must pass 8 Regents’ exams and take and pass 3 years of foreign language. They are: English, 3 Mathematics exams, Living Environment and one additional Science, one Social Studies and one additional Regents Exam.

Seniors must carry a minimum of 6 credits, but it is recommended that they carry more.

No senior will be permitted to attend commencement exercises if he/she cannot make up failures in the Nazareth senior summer school program.  If additional course work is required, the student cannot graduate with the class and may not be present at commencement.