There are two components to earning a diploma from Millennium High School: Course Credits and Regents exams.COURSE CREDITS: In order to graduate from Millennium High School you need four years of English, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science, and at least three years of Spanish or Mandarin. You must have full class schedules for 9th-11th grades and you may have one free in 12th grade. In 9th & 10th grades you will take English, Global History, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Foreign Language, Art, Physical Education, Health Education, and Advisory. In 11th & 12th grades you may request courses in some of the required subject areas and electives. All students must complete 1 semester of Government, 1 semester of Economics, 1 year of Physics, and 1 year of Algebra II or equivalent. Qualified students may take AP courses. Simultaneous high school credit is offered for college courses at local institutions.
Subject Area Credit Requirements 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Total ENGLISH 2 2 2 2 8 HISTORY 2 2 2 2 8 MATHEMATICS 2 2 2 2 8 SCIENCE 2 2 2 2 8 FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2 2 2 - 6 ART 0.75 1.25 - - 2 HEALTH 1 - - - 1 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 1 1 1 4 ADVISORY 1 1 1 1 4 ELECTIVES - - 2 2 4 TOTAL 13.75 credits 13.25 credits 14 credits 12 credits 53 creditsREGENTS OR EQUIVALENT EXAMS: To qualify for a Regents Diploma, students must achieve 65 or higher on 5 required NY State Regents exams. To qualify for an Advanced Regents Diploma, students must also achieve 65 or higher on 4 additional exams indicated by * below. To earn honors, students must achieve an average of 90 per cent in all exams required for the diploma (either Regents diploma with honors or Advanced Regents diploma with honors). Typically, students take exams according to the following schedule: Required Exam 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade MATH - Algebra 1 Common Core June - - - SCIENCE - Living Environment June - - - GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY - June - - ENGLISH - Common Core - - June - US HISTORY & GOVERNMENT - - June - *SCIENCE - Chemistry / Physics - June (Chemistry) - June (Physics) *FOREIGN LANGUAGE - NYC LOTE exam in Spanish / Chinese - - June - *MATH - Geometry Common Core - June - - *MATH - Algebra 2 Common Core - - - JanuaryStudents with disabilities may qualify for a Local Diploma by passing the required Regents exams with scores of 55-64.In order to be promoted from grade to grade, students must earn enough credits for them to be able to graduate in four years. Students may only make up two (2) classes in summer school. [Seniors are allowed to take three (3) classes.] For more information, please see the Chancellor's Regulation on Promotion Standards.