Graduation Requirements

Florida Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete one of the
following diploma options. You can click on an option to see more information about each path:


Below are the course requirements for the Standard Diploma, but please use these links to go to the Florida Department of Education’s site for the most up-to-date requirements for all diploma types:

Florida High School Diploma Requirements

Requisitos de Diploma Estándar Asesoría Académica

 

4 Credits ELA

• ELA 1, 2, 3, 4

• ELA honors, Advanced Placement (AP), AICE, IB and dual enrollment courses may satisfy this requirement

4 Credits Mathematics

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

• An identified computer science credit may substitute for up to one mathematics credit (except for Algebra 1 and Geometry)

A computer science credit may not be used to substitute for both a mathematics and science credit.

3 Credits Science

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

• Two of the three required course credits must have a laboratory component

• Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

• An identified computer science credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1)

A computer science credit may not be used to substitute for both a mathematics and science credit.

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

• To include the integration of health

8 Elective Credits

 

1 Online Course

 

Other Requirements

Students must earn a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for all cohort years and pass statewide, standardized assessments unless a waiver of assessment results is granted by the IEP team for students with disabilities.

What is the difference between the 18-credit ACCEL option and the 24-credit option?

  • 3 elective credits instead of 8
  • Physical Education is not required
  • Online course is not required

What is the difference between the CTE Pathway option and the 24-credit option?

  • At least 18 credits are required
  • 4 elective credits instead of 8
    • 2 credits in CTE courses, must result in completion and industry certification
    • 2 credits in work-based learning programs or up to 2 elective credits including financial literacy
  • Physical Education is not required
  • Fine and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts is not required
  • Online course is not required

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