Students must meet both Bishop Loughlin requirements and Regents requirements to graduate.
Bishop Loughlin Requirements
In order to receive a diploma from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, students must accumulate a minimum of 22 credits.
Certain courses are required by the New York State Education Department; others are required by Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School.
A student at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School must have credit for the following courses to graduate:
- four years of English — 4 credits
- four years of Social Studies — 4 credits
- three years of Mathematics — 3 credits
- three years of Science — 3 credits
- eight quarters of Religion — 2 credits
- two quarters of Health — 1/2 credit
- four quarters of Fine Arts (Art / Music) — 1 credit
- eight quarters of Physical Education — 2 credits
Required courses account for 19 1/2 credits. A minimum of 2 1/2 additional credits must be accumulated from the electives offered to achieve a minimum of twenty two credits.
All major subjects averaging one session each day for the academic year earn 1 credit.
Minor subjects averaging one session each day for a semester earn 1/2 credit.
In addition, the current regulations of
New York State Board of Regents requires that
every student pass the following Regents in order to get a diploma: the
Math A Regents, the English Regents, the Global History Regents, the
U.S. History and Government Regents and the Living Environment Regents.
In order to get a Regents Diploma with
Advanced Designation, a student must pass all of the Regents listed above and
must also pass the Chemistry Regents or the Physics Regents, a Language Regents
and the Math B Regents.
Required number of credits per year:
Freshmen and Sophomores will carry a minimum of 6 and 1/2) credits.
Juniors and Seniors will carry a minimum of 6 credits.