Florida Standard Diploma Requirements
Fine Arts Requirement--What Counts?
- Students need 1 fine arts class to graduate high school. If they take more than one, then all additional fine arts classes will count as electives towards graduation.
- Traditional Courses: Any art, music, or theater course
- 2 years of JROTC
- Successful completion of courses in the following Career Academies: Digital Video, Gaming, Digital Information Technology/Digital Design, Engineering
PE Requirement--What Counts?
- Traditional Courses: 1 credit of HOPE OR .5 credit of Personal Fitness & .5 PE elective
- 2 years of ROTC-- must see counselor for waiver
- 1 marching season of Band with a C or higher & .5 Personal Fitness class-- must see counselor for waiver
- 2 years of a high school sport played at HHS-- must see counselor for waiver
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.
Freshmen: 0 - 4 1/2
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.
Example: The sample report card above 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 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 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.