• Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2013-2014 school year, receipt of a standard high school diploma requires successful completion of 24 credits. 

Florida Graduation Requirements
  • Additional 4 year College Requirements

    • 2 consecutive credits of the same foreign language
      • Top 100 schools require 3 years
    • Minimum of two additional academic electives
    • ACT and/or SAT score

     

    Student grade levels are based on credits earned.

    Credits Freshmen: 0 - 4 1/2

    Sophomores:    5

    Juniors:            11

    Seniors:            18

    GPA CALCULATION/GRADING SCALE

    GPA calculation is computed using the system below. Class rank is determined by using the district weighted grade point average including honors points. AP and Dual Enrollment classes receive 1 pacer point for GPA calculation. Honors courses receive .5 pacer point. All courses listed in the state course code directory for grades 9-12 are used in calculating rank.

     

    Letter

    Equivalent

    Quality Points

    Honors

    AP/DE

    A

    90-100

    4

    4.5

    5

    B

    80-89

    3

    3.5

    4

    C

    70-79

    2

    2.5

    3

    D

    60-69

    1

    1.5

    2

    F

    0-59

    0

     

     

    Example: The report card shows 3 A’s, 2 B’s, and 1 D. Each A earns 4 points = 12. Each B earns 3 points = 6, and the D earns 1 point = 1.

    12 + 6 + 1 = 19. Divide 19 by 6 = 3.166.

     

    CUMULATIVE G.P.A.

    Cumulative Grade Point Averages are based on final grades only. This average is computed by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of credits attempted. The county office will calculate official GPAs and they will be updated at the end of each semester.

     

    CLASS RANK

    Class rank is calculated for all students at the end of each semester. Rankings are computed for both weighted and unweighted grades. Weighted grades are given more point value for Honors, Dual Enrollment, and Advanced Placement classes.