Class of 2020 Graduates

Here are the things you need to know to graduate

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Attention Wildcats!

For those of you beginning 9th grade in 2016 you have certain requirements needed to graduate in the year 2020.
Below, we will cover exactly what you need to do to make sure you are ready to move on to college!
This will cover the 24-credit program.

Minimum Grade Point Average

In order to graduate from high school you must earn a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

That means...Cs GET DEGREES!
(Obviously, don't strive for only this)
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Minimum Credit Requirements

4 Credits English Language Arts (ELA)

-ELA honors, AP, AICE, IB and dual enrollment courses may satisfy this requirement
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4 Credits Mathematics

-One of which must be Algebra I and one of which must be Geometry.
-Industry certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to two mathematics credits (except for Algebra I and Geometry).
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4 Credits Science

-One of which must be Biology I, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses.
-Two of the three required credits must have a laboratory component.
-An industry certification that leads to college credit substitutes for up to one science credit (except for Biology I)
-An identified rigorous computer science course with a related industry certification substitutes for up to one science credit (except for Biology I).
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3 Credits Social Studies

-1 credit in World History
-1 credit in U.S. History
-.5 credit in U.S. Government
-.5 credit in Economics with Financial Literacy
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1 Credit Fine and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate or Practical Arts

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1 Credit Physical Education

-To include the integration of health
(Special Note: Eligible courses and eligible course substitutions are specified in the Florida Course Code Directory at
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8 Elective Credits

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1 Online Course

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State Assessment Requirements

Students Must Pass the Following Statewide Assessments

- Grade 10 ELA (or ACT/SAT concordant score)
- Algebra I end-of-course (EOC) and the results constitute thirty percent of the final course grade* or a comparative score on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.)

Students must participate in the EOC assessments, and the results constitute 30 percent of the final course grade*. These assessments are in the following subjects:
  • Biology I
  • U.S. History
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II (if enrolled)

*Special Note: Thirty percent not applicable if not enrolled in the course but passed the EOC.

Requirements for the Standard Diploma Resignations

Scholar Diploma Designation

These are in addition to meeting the 24-credit standard high school diploma requirements

- Earn 1 credit in Algebra II (must pass EOC)
- Pass the Geometry EOC
- Earn 1 credit instatistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course
- Pass the Biology I EOC
- Earn 1 credit in chemistry or physics
- Earn 1 credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics
-Pass the U.S. History EOC
- Earn 2 credits in the same world language
- Earn at least 1 credit in AP, IB, AICE or a dual enrollment course.

A student is exempt from the Biology I or U.S. History assessment if the student is enrolled in an AP, IB or AICE Biology I or U.S. History course and the student

- Takes the respective AP, IB or AICE assessment
- Earns the minimum score to earn college credit

Merit Diploma Designation

- Meet the standard high school diploma requirement
- Attain one or more industry certifications from the list established (per section 1003.492, Statutes [F.S.]).

High School Course Progressions

Below are examples of 3 different high school course progressions


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Secondary Science Progression

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Secondary Math Progression

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