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Graduation Requirements

All graduation requirements are subject to change due to changes in Florida Legislature. Please refer to the Curriculum Guide for changes in graduation requirements. 

 Graduation Requirements

(Students Entering Grade Nine in the 2014-2015 School Year and beyond)

Subject Area

Graduation Requirements of 24 Credit Program

English Language Arts

ELA I, II, III, IV

Mathematics

4 credits, one of which must be Algebra 1 and one of which must be Geometry

Science

3 credits, one of which must be Biology I, two of which must have a laboratory component

Social Studies

1 credit World History
1 credit United States History
.5 credit United States Government
.5 credit Economics

World Languages
Not required for high school graduation; but required for admission into State universities (2 sequential years, in the same language)
Fine Arts and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts

1 credit in Fine or Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or
Practical Arts (Eligible courses are specified in the Florida Course
Code Directory at: http:/www.fldoe.org/articulation/CCD/default.asp.)

Physical Education
1 credit in Physical Education to include the integration of Health
Electives

8 credits

Total


24 credits

Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements
Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
State Assessment Requirements

Students must pass the following statewide assessments:
• Grade 10 FSA ELA (or ACT/SAT concordant score)
• Algebra I End-of-Course (EOC) and the results constitute thirty percent of the final course grade (or a comparative score on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test for 2015-2017 cohorts, or a comparative score on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT for all cohorts)


Students must participate in the following statewide assessments, and the results constitute 30% of the final course grade:
• Geometry
• Biology
• US History

*1 course within the 24-credit program must be completed through online learning*


Special Notes:
· College credit industry certifications may substitute for up to 2 mathematics credits (except for Algebra I and Geometry)
· An identified rigorous Computer Science course with a related industry certification may substitute for 1 science credit (except for Biology I)



Diploma Options

Outstanding graduates may qualify for a “Merit Diploma” or “Scholar Diploma” designation:


Merit Diploma
:
In addition to meeting the standard high school diploma requirements, students must attain one or more industry certifications.

Scholar Diploma:
In addition to meeting the 24-credit standard high school diploma requirements, a student must:

 

  • Earn 1 credit in Algebra II;
  • Pass the Geometry EOC;
  • Earn 1 credit in statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course;
  • Pass the Biology I EOC;
  • Earn 1 credit in chemistry or physics;
  • Earn 1 credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics;
  • Pass the U.S. History EOC;
  • Earn 2 credits in the same world language; and
  • Earn at least 1 credit in AP, IB, AICE or a dual enrollment course

A student is exempt from the Biology I or U.S. History assessment if the student is enrolled in an AP, IB or AICE Biology I or U.S. History course and the student:

  • Takes the respective AP, IB or AICE assessment; and
  • Earns the minimum score to earn college credit.


All freshman, sophomores, and juniors at West Orange High School are scheduled into a seven period day. Some seniors who are on track and have fulfilled all graduation requirements may opt to take less than a full 7 period load. All seniors must take a minimum of four credits on campus (or through Dual Enrollment)


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