Graduation Requirements



This section is intended to provide students with academic information in very brief form. For a more complete explanation of curricular offerings and requirements, please refer to the R.F.A. Curriculum Guide. These guidelines are to ensure that students have the mandated credits to graduate.

Requirements for a Regents Diploma


CORE Subjects

English.............................4 credits

Social Studies ..................4 credits

Math................................3 credits

Science*...........................3 credits



Physical Education..................................2 credits

Foreign Language.................................. 1 credit

Health Education...................................1⁄2 credit

Art/Music...............................................1 credit


*(One Science must be Living Environment, one must be Physical Science)

Total of 22.0 credits are required, plus the following examinations:


Regents examinations must be passed in:


One Math Regents ................................................................... minimum 65

One Social Studies Regents ....................................................... minimum 65

ELA – English Language Arts...................................................... minimum 65

One Science Regents..................................................................minimum 65

One additional Regents ............................................................. minimum 65


A REGENTS DIPLOMA WITH ADVANCED DISTINCTION may be earned if the student:
Passes 3 Math Regents, 2 Science Regents, 2 Social Studies Regents, the ELA Regents passes 3 years of Foreign Language (and must pass the associated regional final)


Students who choose not to complete 3 credits in Foreign Language may substitute a 5-credit sequence in either Art, Music, Technology, Business or Occupational Education.


Except for extreme circumstances and with prior approval from the Principal, there will be no make-ups for final exams. Regents exams must be taken at the date and time designated by the State Education Department.


FULL-TIME STUDENTS: All students enrolled in Rome Free Academy must be full-time students. A full-time student is one who is enrolled in at least five courses plus physical education each semester.



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