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Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors

To earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors, a student needs to have a computed average score of 90 or higher on all Regents examinations required for the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation (no rounding up is permitted).

The examination requirements include a passing score on the following Regents exams or Department Approved Alternatives:​

Students who substitute more than 2 Department Approved Alternatives for these required Regents exams are not eligible for the honors endorsement.

Example 1:

English Language Arts (ELA) 70
Algebra I 100
Geometry 98
Algebra II 100
Earth Science 97
Living Environment 97
US History & Government 68
AP Calculus AB Exam 4
Average 90

This student earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.  The student's computed average equals 90 (70 + 100 + 98 + 100 + 97 + 97 + 68 = 630/7 = 90).  The student chose the STEM (Mathematics) Pathway Combination; therefore, the average is based only on the 7 Regents exam scores. 

Example 2:

English Language Arts (ELA) 98
Algebra I 75
Geometry 79
Algebra II 81
Living Environment 100
Chemistry 100
US History & Government 98
CDOS n/a
Average 90.14

This student earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.  The student's computed average equals 90.14 (98 + 75 + 79 + 81 + 100 + 100 + 98 = 631/7 = 90.14).  The student chose the Pathway Combination (other than STEM, specifically CDOS); therefore, the average is based only on the 7 Regents exam scores. 

Example 3:

English Language Arts (ELA) 73
Algebra I 98
Geometry 67
Algebra II 96
Living Environment 100
Physics 100
Global History & Geography 98
US History & Government 98
Average 91.25

This student earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.  The student's computed average equals 91.25 (73 + 98 + 67 + 96 + 100 + 100 + 98 + 98 = 730/8 = 91.25).  The student chose the Traditional Pathway; therefore, the average is based on all 8 Regents exam scores. 

Transfer Students: In order to earn the advanced designation, students must pass two science Regents examinations or Department Approved Alternatives (one life science, one physical science).  Therefore students who transfer to a New York State school for the first time in grades 11 or 12 and wish to earn the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors, may only waive the Global History and Geography Regents exam.  Students who waive two exams due to transfer status may earn a Regents Diploma with Honors.  The requirements to receive a high school diploma with honors remain the same, except with a fewer number of required Regents examinations and with appropriate annotations on transcripts and permanent records.