For the City’s high school students (and even some middle schoolers), the month of June not only represents the end of the regular school year, but it also marks the arrival of New York State’s Regents Examinations, which are scheduled this year from Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 22.
To summarize, Regents exams are used by the State to measure New York students’ mastery and understanding of what they are learning in school. To earn a standard high school diploma (Regents diploma) from any high school based in New York State, students must score a 65 or higher on at least five Regents exams.
For many of our students, performing well on this month’s Regents exams can mean the difference between graduating from high school at the end of this month and staying in school throughout the summer and into the new school year. For others, great Regents scores open up students’ opportunities for advanced classes, honors programs, and other in-school activities.
This year, the State’s Regents schedule will be as follows:
|Regents Exam Schedule: June 2017|
|Tuesday, June 13||9:15 a.m. – U.S. History and Government
1:15 p.m. – Algebra I (Common Core)
|Wednesday, June 14||9:15 a.m. – English Language Arts (C.C.)
1:15 p.m. – Living Environment
|Thursday, June 15||9:15 a.m. – Global History & Geography
1:15 p.m. – Physical Setting/Earth Science
1:15 p.m. – Physical Setting/Physics
|Friday, June 16||9:15 a.m. – Geometry (C.C.)
1:15 p.m. – Algebra II (C.C.)
|Monday, June 19||9:15 a.m. – RCT in Global Studies
1:15 p.m. – RCT in Writing
|Tuesday, June 20||9:15 a.m. – Physical Setting/Chemistry
1:15 p.m. – RCT in Science
|Wednesday, June 21||9:15 a.m. – RCT in U.S. History & Gov’t
1:15 p.m. – RCT in Mathematics
|Thursday, June 22||9:15 a.m. – RCT in Reading|
C.C. = Common Core
RCT = Regents Competency Test
(RCTs are taken by students with I.E.P.s and/or Section 504 plans)
Students who have questions about their scheduled Regents exams should speak directly with their guidance counselors as soon as they are able.
On behalf of all of us at the Department of Education, we wish all of our Regents-taking students TONS OF SUCCESS on their exams this month!