Diploma Pathways

At St. Mary’s High School, we believe that every student is different.  Each student has different needs and ways he or she learns most effectively.  Upon graduation, there are several different types of diplomas a St. Mary’s student can earn.  St. Mary’s follows a NYS Regents curriculum, so the two most common types of those diplomas are a Regents Diploma and a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.  By clicking on the links below, you can see what Regents classes need to be completed in order to earn each type of Diploma.

Each St. Mary’s graduate has completed:

Math: 4 years – Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Math Elective

Science: 4 years – Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry, Science Elective

English: 4 years – English 9, 10, 11, 12 (AP Literature and AP Language available as alternatives to English 11 and 12)

Social Studies: 4 years – Global 9, Global 10, U.S. History, Participation in Government/Personal Finance

Fine Arts: 1 full credit

21st Century Computing


Language: At least 2 full years

Physical Education/Dance: 4 years

AP Courses offered at St. Mary’s: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, U.S. History, Participation in Government, Spanish, English Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, World History, Statistics, and Calculus

In addition to the courses listed above, here are the specific Regents Exams that need to be passed to earn each diploma according to NYS:

Regents Diploma Track

Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation Track

*Further accomplishments are needed for a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors, Master in Math, Mastery in Science