What electives are available in 10th grade?

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
Posted on March 26, 2017 .

What is the typical junior schedule excluding electives?

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)


Posted on March 26, 2017 .

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:

  1. Math
  2. Science 
  3. Science Second Period/Phys. Ed.
  4. English
  5. Social Studies
  6. Language
  7. Lunch

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. 

Posted on March 22, 2017 .

Do AP classes count as electives?

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. 

Posted on March 21, 2017 .

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).

Posted on March 20, 2017 .

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.

Posted on March 20, 2017 .

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.

Posted on March 20, 2017 .