If you took the LE regents in seventh grade, you will probably have to retake them. If you passed the regents in eighth grade, you won't!
Could you be more specific about what SBC stands for?
So I failed gym because I was too cheap to buy myself a new uniform. How does summer school phys ed work?
You shouldn't fail gym just because of that -- try talking to Mr. Moran in room 103 to advocate for yourself, and, if worse comes to worst, learn more about how you can make up that credit.
I'm an incoming freshman (yay 2021) but I'm not going to be in town for camp stuy pt II. What should I do? What am I missing?
You'll miss out on some quality time with your Big Sibs, and you just won't be able to buy your gym uniforms and do other administrative stuff like that. But don't worry! You can do it all on the first day of school.
The only electives available are
- European Lit vs. Classical Lit for English
- Two terms of CS vs. one term CS and one term drafting (you'll have to take drafting junior year if you choose the former)
- AP World History, AP European History, or regular history
- Honors Trig/Alg2
You can fill out a form at https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application or get a hard copy, usually from room 103.
I want to take the Bio Sat II. Should I take it on an earlier date or later date? The dates to sign up for are May 6th, June 3rd, and one in the fall.
Opt for the June 3rd test. That way you've learned basically all the material in school and won't have to supplement it with ridiculous amount of studying over the summer.
A typical junior schedule includes:
- A US History class (either regular or AP)
- An English class (either an elective or an AP class, check the stuy website for more details)
- A Precalculus class (either regular or honors)
- A Regents Physics class
- A language class, dependent on the level you took sophomore year
- A health class (only one term)
- Drafting (one term, if you haven't taken two terms of CS)
- Phys Ed (electives available)
The graduation requirements say that those who took the living environment regents in eighth grade have to take two years of science electives. But how will that fit into our schedule?
Freshman year biology will count as an elective for you, so it's the same as if you hadn't taken the regents, except that you have a slightly different class freshman year.
You can see Ms. Damesek in room 207, or look in the lost and found bin on the second floor by the staircase past the scanners.
Last year, juniors didn't find out until early May, so I would assume it will probably be around then for freshmen as well.
How many frees do sophomores and juniors normally have if they don't take electives? Or do they have to take electives one of these years (or both) to fulfill the graduation elective requirements?
Sophomores and juniors can have up to two frees not including lunch, but at least one of those terms you will have fewer because there are some additional classes you have to take. For more on graduation requirements, visit http://stuy.enschool.org/academics/grad_require2.jsp
No classes replace art appreciation -- everyone is required to take it.
If you "successfully complete" band, chorus, or orchestra (which I think means 7 terms), you are exempt from music appreciation.
Everyone is required to take at least one term of CS and a term of drafting.
Keep in mind that a standard schedule will have:
- Science Second Period/Phys. Ed.
- Social Studies
There is one more spot that has to be filled to be taking your full courseload, by music app or art app freshman year, by CS and drafter sophomore year, and by electives junior and senior year.
If you really want to take the AP course, and think you'll be able to handle the workload, then you should sign up for it, regardless of the number of periods you're signed up for. If you're overcommitted, you'll get an email telling you to drop a course from your schedule.
It depends -- AP World and AP Euro don't count as electives, because they fulfill your Social Studies requirement. However, other AP courses, like AP Social Psychology, do count because they don't fulfill a different graduation requirement.
To sign up for an SAT2, go to https://www.collegeboard.org and create an account. Once you have an account, you can sign up to take a test. To get a fee waiver, try going to the college office on the second floor, room 225. More information can be found at http://stuy.enschool.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=126943&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=392197
I'm interested in the AP Bio but apparently sophomores can't take it and none of the others really seem interesting. I really want to take an AP though.
You will have tons of opportunities to take AP courses junior and senior year, so if none interest you particularly right now, then you should wait until then and just take electives next year. That being said, AP World and AP Euro are both great classes, taught by some of the best teachers Stuy has to offer, so I'd consider applying for them if you have any interest (and are willing to put in the significant amount of work).
Is there a graduation requirement for electives? Or do people take them for prereqs or if theyre interested in the topic?
The only requirement for graduation is that you take two science electives and two miscellaneous electives by the time you graduate. You can see more about requirements at http://stuy.enschool.org/academics/grad_require2.jsp
For the most part, though, people take electives for prerequisites or because they're genuinely interested in the subject.
Do we still get marked late for a class if we get a late pass? What if the scanners didn't print out a late pass even though we came in late?
You will be marked late if you come in late, regardless of whether or not you get a late pass. You can see your attendance information on your eschooldata account, under Attendance. You will not be officially marked late to school if you come in to school on time but show up late to class. However, your teacher may mark you late, which could adversely impact your grade. Showing up late to school doesn't impact you directly. It only matters if your teacher marks you down because you're late to that class.
You can find more information on both at
As long as you sign up by the deadline, it doesn't matter when you sign up -- they don't do it on a first-come, first-serve basis.