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24-Credit Standard Diploma

4 Credits English Language Arts (ELA)

  • English Language Arts (ELA) 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • English Language Arts (ELA) honors, 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 rigorous computer science course with a related industry certification may substitute for up to one mathematics credit (except for Algebra 1 or higher-level mathematics).

3 Credits Science

  • One of which must be Biology 1, two of which must 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 rigorous computer science course with a related industry certification may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology 1 or higher-level
    science).

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 with Financial Literacy

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

  • Students must meet the state assessment requirements.
  • Students must earn a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for all cohort years.

Learn more about Florida Statute (FS) 1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.

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