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Duval County Public Schools High School Graduation Requirements

For students entering grade 9 For students entering grade 9 For students entering grade 9
prior to 2006-2007 for the first time in 2006-2007 for the first time in 2007-2008
Courses and thereafter
English 4 credits (major concentration 4 credits (major 4 credits (include writing
in composition and literature) concentration in requirements appropriately
composition and literature) rigorous – not just a literature
course)
Mathematics 3 credits (one of which must 4 credits in grades 9-12 4 high school math credits taken in
be Algebra I, one of which 1 Algebra I - required middle or high school in 2007-
must be geometry or their 1 geometry- required 2008 or thereafter
equivalent) 1 Algebra II - required 1 Algebra I – required (MS/HS)
1 additional math 1 geometry – required (MS/HS)
1 Algebra II – required (HS only)
1 additional math (HS only)
Science 3 credits 4 credits 4 credits
1 biology 1 biology 1 biology
2 physical sciences 2 physical sciences 2 physical sciences
(chemistry, physics, E/S) (chemistry, physics, {chemistry (HS), physics (HS),
[two must have a E/S) [two must have E/S (HS), E/S Hrs (MS/HS)}
laboratory component] lab component] [two must have lab
1 additional science component]
1 additional science
Add Math or Science 1 credit
Social Studies 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits
1 world history 1 world history 1 world history
1 American history 1 American history 1 American history
½ American government ½ American government ½ American government
½ economics ½ economics ½ economics
World Language* Not required for high school 2 credits (grades 9 – 12) 2 high school credits taken in
graduation; 2 credits required for which include middle or high school from
state university admission consecutive courses in 2007-2008 or thereafter which
the same language include consecutive courses in
Students who have been the same language
required to take 3 years of Students who have been
Intensive Reading in high required to take 3 years of
school may be exempt from this Intensive Reading in high school
requirement through a waiver may be exempt from this
process. requirement through a waiver
process
Practical Career 1 credit practical arts career 1 credit practical arts career 1 credit performing fine arts or a
Education and/or education or exploratory career education or exploratory career state-approved practical arts
Visual/Performing education or education or
Fine Arts 1 credit performing fine arts or 1 credit performing fine arts or
½ credit practical arts and ½ credit practical arts and
½ credit performing fine arts ½ credit performing fine arts
Life Management ½ credit ½ credit
Skills
Physical Education 1 credit (including ½ credit of 1 credit (including ½ credit of 1 credit H.O.P.E.
Personal Fitness and ½ credit Personal Fitness and ½ credit
PE elective) PE elective)
Personal, Social, ½ credit
Family Relationships
Major Area of 7 credits 4.5 credits 5 credits including 4 credits in a
Interest and Major Area of Interest (MAI)
Electives**
Total 24 credits 24 credits 24 credits
State Assessment earn passing scores on the FCAT earn passing scores on the FCAT earn passing scores on the FCAT
Requirements (grade 10) Reading/Math (grade 10) Reading/Math (grade 10) Reading/Math
Grade Point Average earn a cumulative, unweighted GPA earn a cumulative, unweighted GPA earn a cumulative, unweighted GPA
Requirements (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
* American Sign Language (ASL) may be used to meet the foreign language requirement. Postsecondary institutions outside of
Florida may not accept ASL as a foreign language credit.
** Students who scored a Level 1 or 2 on the FCAT Reading and/or Mathematics tests must be scheduled into an appropriate
intensive reading/mathematics course or provided remediation as determined by diagnosis of needs.
 Students must complete four (4) Major Area of Interest (MAI) credits prior to graduation.

Revised 04/28/09