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Graduation Requirements

As per the 2016 legislative session, changes regarding student progression and graduation resulting from House Bill 7029 will be reflected in the 2016-2017 Student Progression Plan, which is currently being revised for presentation to the School Board. These changes are now in effect.


Online Course Requirement

·         As per revisions to 1003.4282, F.S., a student has been able to satisfy the online requirement for high school graduation by completion of one course via online learning.  New option for meeting this requirement:


o   Completion of a course in which a student earns a nationally recognized industry certification in information technology that is identified on the CAPE Industry Certification Funding List pursuant to F.S. 1008.44 or passage of the information technology examination without enrollment in or completion of the course.


To view the 2016-17 CAPE Industry Certification Funding list go to the following site http://dcte.dadeschools.net/industrycertification.html


Florida Seal of Biliteracy Program

·         As per 1003.432, F.S., beginning with high school graduates in the 2016-2017 school year, this program is established to provide high school graduates with recognition that they have achieved biliteracy, the attainment of a high level of competency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in one or more world languages in addition to English.  Qualifying high school graduates will have an insignia on their diploma and a notation on their high school transcript as either a Gold Seal of Biliteracy (highest level of competency) or a Silver Seal of Biliteracy (second-highest level of competency), awarded by the Commissioner of Education.



o   To qualify, 2016-2017 high school graduates must:

§  Earn four world language course credits in the same world language (3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale is required);

§  Achieve a qualifying score on a world language assessment; or

§  Satisfy alternative requirements as determined by the State Board of Education.


Additional information regarding the requirements to implement this program is pending State Board of Education rule.


Credit Acceleration Program

·         Amendments to 1003.4295(3), F.S. include two new options:

o   A student is allowed to earn high school credit in courses required for high school graduation without the requirement of enrolling in or completing the course through the passage of:

§  An Advance Placement (AP) examination

§  A College-Level Examination (CLEP) examination

o   Continuing option:

§  A student may earn high school credit in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, U.S. History or Biology 1 if the student passes the statewide, standardized end-of-course (EOC) assessment without the requirement of enrolling in or completing the course.


Graduation Charts (English)