Welcome to the WCSD Graduation Resources Website
This page is dedicated to providing our students and their families with resources to plan for the future after graduation. WCSD counselors work closely with students and parents to ensure student success in the areas of academics, career planning, and personal goal setting.
New York State High School Diploma Requirements
For a NYS High School Regents Diploma, all students must meet the following minimum credit criteria:
Credits: 22 units of credit distributed as follows:
- English Language Arts: 4
- Social Studies: 4
- Science: 3
- Mathematics: 3
- Health: 1/2
- Arts: 1
- World Languages: 1
- Physical Education: 2
- Electives: 3 1/2
For a NYS High School Regents Diploma, all students must pass five Regents Exams.
There are 4 core exams, one in each discipline:
- Social Studies
In Wappingers, we also have students take a second Social Studies Regents exam, which completes the required humanities pathway to graduation. In general, students must pass each exam with a score of 65 or better.