Graduation Requirements


Canajoharie High School currently offers three types of diplomas:

  • Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Regents

  • Diploma

  • Local Diploma*

Requirements for each diploma type are issued by the New York State Education Department. Requirements include specific course and exam requirements, as outlined below:

Course Requirements

  Local/Regents Diploma Advanced Regents Diploma
English 4 4
Social Studies 4 4
Math 3 3
Science 3 3
Art or Music 1 1
Physical Education 2 (4 years) 2 (4 years)
Foreign Language 1 3**
Health .5 .5
Electives 4 2
Total 22.5 22.5
** In rare instances, students may substitute 5 credits of another subject (Art, Technology, Business, etc.) for 3 credits of Foreign Language.

Exam Requirements

Regents Diploma Advanced Regents Diploma
65 or higher on each exam 65 or higher on each exam
English English
Global History Global History
U.S. History U.S. History
Integrated Algebra Integrated Algebra
1 Science exam Geometry
  2 Science exams
  Foreign Language


Honors designation is awarded to students averaging 90 or higher on the exams required for each diploma.

*Students under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Special Education may be eligible for a local diploma, and granted access to the "Safety Net", allowing them to score 55 or higher on the required exams to meet the requirements for a Local Diploma. Such students must attempt all five Regents exams on at least one occasion.


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