Graduation Requirements

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

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

Students are also required to take and pass Regents examinations. The criteria are as follows:

Class of 2019 and 2020

To further comply with New York State regulations, students must pass 5 Regents’ exams with a 65% or better. They are: Common Core English, Common Core 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 with an 80 or better. They are: Common Core English, 3 Common Core Mathematics exams, Living Environment and one additional Science, one Social Studies and one additional Regents Exam.

Class of 2017 and 2018

To comply with New York State regulations, students must pass 5 Regents’ exams with a 65% or better. They are: Common Core English, Common Core Mathematics, one Science, the Global History and the US History Regents’ exams.

For an Advanced Regents Diploma, students must pass 8 Regents’ exams and take and pass 3 years of foreign language with an 80 or better. They are: Common Core English, 3 Common Core Mathematics exams, Living Environment and one additional Science, the Global History Regents and the US History Regents.

Seniors must carry a minimum of 5 1/2 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 summer school program.  If additional course work is required, the student cannot graduate with the class and may not be present at commencement.