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Graduation Requirements

  Credits Required for a Standard High School Diploma:

  • Four credits in English Language Arts
  • Four credits in Mathematics
    • One credit must be Algebra 1
    • One credit must be in Geometry
  • Three credits in Science
    • One credit must be in Biology
  • Three Credits in Social Studies
    • One credit must be in World History
    • One credit must be in United States History
    • One-half credit must be in Government
    • One-half credit must be in Economics/Financial Literacy
  • One credit in fine or performing arts, speech and debate, or practical arts
  • One credit in physical education
  • Eight credits in electives
  • ONLINE COURSE REQUIREMENT. At least one course within the 24 credits required under this section must be completed through online learning.


Award of a Standard High School Diploma:

A student who earns a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and meets the requirements of the required credits shall be awarded a standard high school diploma in a form prescribed by the Florida State Board of Education.