The proportion of high school graduates earning an advanced Regents diploma.
The advanced diploma indicates a higher level of learning and achievement. It may help students gain entrance to more rigorous colleges and satisfy some college course requirements. Students earning the advanced diploma have passed more exams and usually taken more difficult courses in high school than students earning a general Regents diploma.
In 2015, 5% of Rochester City School District's class of 2015 graduated with advanced Regents diplomas, compared to 32% statewide and 41% across the Rochester region. These proportions were little changed from 2011. In our region, the highest rate of advanced diplomas was in Ontario County at 49% in 2015, and the lowest rate among counties was in Yates at 31%.
Students earning an advanced Regents diploma must pass additional Regents exams, generally 8 rather than 5, and earn 2 additional foreign language credits. These figures reflect graduates in August, which includes students who made up courses during summer and graduated. The state also presents the figure for graduates in June.