Graduation Requirements

 

Preparing Online School Students for Graduation

 

Connections Academy provides in-depth support to ensure that online school students understand their graduation requirements and are well prepared for life beyond high school.

High School Graduation Requirements
 

Students must successfully earn a minimum of 24 credits and a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) to graduate and participate in state tests. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates.

The course credits required to graduate online schooling for high school include:

  • Language arts: 4 credits
  • Math: 4 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Social studies: 3 credits
  • Fine and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts: 1 credits
  • Physical Education: 1 credit
  • Elective Courses: 8 credits

Students must also pass the following statewide assessments:

  • Grade 10 English Language Arts or a concordant score
  • Algebra I end-of-course (EOC); the results constitute 30 percent of the final course grade or a comparative score.

Refer to Graduation Requirements for Florida’s Statewide Assessments for concordant and comparative scores. Students enrolled in the following courses must participate in EOC assessments, which constitute 30 percent of the final course grade:

  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Biology I
  • U.S. History