High School & High School Equivalency Programs

While students receive supportive services from other agencies, they are also enrolled in ReStart as full-time students in accordance with the rules of regulations of the NYC Department of Education.

We may enroll students in a high school or high school equivalency (formerly GED) program based on their school records and the conversations we have with the students and his/her parent or guardian.

High School Diploma Requirements

We offer two types of high school diplomas: the Regents Diploma and the Advanced Regents Diploma.

Regents Diploma

  • 44 credits
  • Score of 65 or above on five Regents exams
    • English Language Arts (ELA)
    • Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, or Algebra II/Trig)
    • Science (Liv Env, Earth Science, Chemistry, or Physics)
    • Social Studies (US History or Global History)
    • +1 (any additional Regents exam)

Advanced Regents Diploma

  • 44 credits, including four additional credits in a second language (can have four fewer elective credits)
  • Score of 65 or above on nine Regents exams
    • English Language Arts (ELA)
    • 3 Math
    • 1 Social Studies
    • 2 Science (must include Liv Env)
    • 1 Language Other Than English (LOTE)
    • +1 (any additional Regents exam)

High School Equivalency Requirements

Students may consider a High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma if they are between the ages of 18 and 21 and are not going to meet the graduation requirements for a high school diploma. Some 17-year-old students with special situations may also enroll in HSE; however, a 17-year-old student may not take the TASC exam until the end of the school year (after July 1) during which time she/he turns 17. Students under 18 must have parent/guardian permission to enroll in a ReStart HSE program. Please read more about the HSE diploma in our student handbook.

Regents—High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam Pathway

This pathway to an HSE diploma allows candidates to substitute passing scores on the Regents exams they took in high school for up to four of the five required corresponding TASC subtests. Regents-HSE Exam Pathway applicants cannot earn an HSE diploma based solely on Regents exams. Students must take and pass at least one TASC subtest to earn an HSE Diploma.

School Contacts

Master Ambassador Principal

Joan M. Indart-Etienne
Master Ambassador Principal
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Assistant Principals

Kate Lebold
Assistant Principal
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M: (347) 703.9413
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Christina McLeod
Assistant Principal
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M: (646) 853.0468
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Paula Michas
Assistant Principal
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M: (917) 297.6709
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Susan Salkin
Assistant Principal
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Robert Vanden Heuval
Assistant Principal
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