High School students must complete 44 academic credits for graduation (each full-time, semester-long class represents one credit). Minimum subject area requirements are as follows:
English - 8 credits (4 years)
History - 8 credits (4 years)
Mathematics - 6 credits (3 years, although 4 years are recommended for college applications)
Science - 6 credits (3 years)
Foreign Language - 2 credits (1 year)
Electives - 7 credits (3½ years)
Arts - 2 credits (1 year)
Health - 1 credit, 1 semester)
Physical Education - 4 credits (4 years)
Students must have at least 8 credits for promotion to 10th grade, 20 credits for promotion to 11th grade, and 30 credits for promotion to 12th grade.
PBAT and Regents Exam Requirements:
Lyons is part of the NYS Performance Consortium, students must past the ELA Regents exams and achieve a score of competent or higher on four PBATs in order to be granted a New York State Regents Diploma. PBATs must be in the following areas: Mathematics, Science, Literature and Social Studies.