Path to Graduation
- 24-credit program
- 18-credit, Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) option
- An International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum
- An Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) curriculum
Florida’s public high school graduation requirements are specified in the following sections of Florida Statute:
- Section 1003.4282, F.S., Requirements for a standard high school diploma (effective July 1, 2013)
- Section 1002.3105, F.S., Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) Option
Academic Advisement Flyers – What Students and Parents Need to Know
Graduation Program Planning
Graduation Program Planning
The Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) provides a variety of online services for students from Florida’s public high schools, colleges, and universities. In addition, they can explore Florida’s college and university offerings (both traditional and distance learning programs), learn about financial aid, and apply for admission. Dual enrolled high school students and those in accelerated education programs can even access online library resources used within Florida’s colleges and universities. For more information, visit http://www.flvc.org.
Students with Disabilities
Each school district is responsible for providing services to students who are eligible for exceptional student education (ESE) programs. For additional information on state program contacts, please visit the Bureau of Exceptional Student Education’s ESE Programs listing.
Information related to special diploma options and the transition of a student with disabilities from school to adult life is available in Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Families.
College and Career Resources
The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) State Programs, within the Florida Department of Education, administers a variety of postsecondary educational state-funded grants and scholarships, and provides information to students, parents, and high school and postsecondary professionals.
Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. FASFA partners with postsecondary schools, financial institutions and others to deliver services that help students and families who are paying for college.
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity by providing information about college readiness, college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT® and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).