Graduation Requirements

Florida Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete high school graduation requirements as set forth by Florida’s Department of Education. Students are advised to take a rigorous course of study while in high school if they are interested in applying to four year colleges/universities. For detailed information on graduation requirements and minimum requirements to enter one of FLorida's public universities, please access the academic advisement flyers in the languages below:

In addition to earning their high school diploma, students have the opportunity to earn Scholars Designation, Merit Designation and/or Florida Seal of Biliteracy.  

You may view Florida’s Department of Education Website for links to all graduation requirements and options.


Below is an overview of graduation requirements for the 24 Credit Standard Diploma. For detailed information, please click on the links above:

GPA

2.0 unweighted cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.

Statewide Assessments

• Pass the Grade 10 Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts (FSA ELA) Requirement

• Pass the Algebra 1 Florida Standards Assessment End of Course (FSA EOC) Requirement

24 Credits

4 Credits ELA


• ELA 1, 2, 3, 4

4 Credits Mathematics

• One of which must be Algebra 1 and one of which must be Geometry

3 Credits Science

• One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must be equally rigorous science courses

3 Credits Social Studies

• 1 credit in World History

• 1 credit in U.S. History

• 0.5 credit in U.S. Government

• 0.5 credit in Economics

1 Credit Fine and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts

1 Credit Physical Education

Students may satisfy this requirement through one of the following:

  • Pass the HOPE course (Health Opportunities through Physical Education)
  • Earn AICE Cambridge Diploma
  • Participation in 2 seasons of interscholastic sports. Students must complete this form and turn into Student Services: Physical Education Waiver – Interscholastic Sports
  • 2 years of NDCC course

8 Elective Credits

*1 online course must be included within the 24 specific credit requirements.

Course may be 0.5 credit OR 1.0 credit in length, as long as it is the complete course. For example, Driver's Education is 0.5 credit, but HOPE is 1.0 credit. Completing either of these courses will satisfy the online course requirement.

• Courses taken online through Valencia, UCF, or UF dual enrollment satisfy this requirement.

• Students who complete the Cambridge AICE Diploma curriculum are exempt from this requirement.

For a list of online classes:

  • Search OCVS Course Catalog.
    • Click here if you would like to sign up for an OCVS class AND are NEW to OCVS/FLVS.  
    • Click here if you would like to sign up for an OCVS class AND ALREADY HAVE an OCVS/FLVS account.
    • Click here if you would like to sign up for an OCVS class via Canvas.

If you have an account and it does not say Horizon High as your assigned school, you will need to change it to Horizon High School for approval to take the course you select. Click here for directions on how to change your assigned school.