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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.

To make sure that our graduating class of seniors is well prepared for the transition out of virtual high school, Connections Academy provides:

  • Access to a full-time certified school counselor
  • Assistance creating a four-year academic plan
  • College and career planning, including:
    • Support in finding appropriate college or career opportunities
    • LiveLesson® online workshops about the college application process, including information on local colleges/universities
    • Financial aid and scholarship LiveLesson online workshops
    • Free access to college admissions test preparation online courses and information about test dates, locations, etc.
    • Official transcripts
  • Additional extracurricular activities 

High School Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully earn a minimum of 24 credits to graduate and participate in state tests. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates.

The course credits required to graduate include:

  • English/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