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 below:

Florida Department of Education High School Graduation Requirements 

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

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


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 (FAST ELA) Requirement

• Pass the Algebra 1 Florida Standards Assessment End of Course 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, Practical Arts or CTE

1 Credit Physical Education

Students may satisfy this requirement through one of the following:

  • Pass the HOPE course (Health Opportunities through Physical Education)
  • Complete the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Curriculum
  • Participation in 2 seasons of interscholastic sports at the high school level. Students must complete this form and turn into Student Services: Physical Education Waiver – Interscholastic Sports
  • 2 years of NDCC course

8 Elective Credits

 Beginning with the Class of 2027 (students who entered grade 9 in 2020-2021), students must complete a Personal Financial Course. (More information to come in the 2023-2024 school year).