Maritime and Science Technology High School


EXPLANATORY NOTES FOR DISTRICT GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS



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EXPLANATORY NOTES FOR DISTRICT GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student selecting either of the two three year, 18 credit programs must be enrolled in high school for a minimum of three school years. Upon graduation this student will be eligible to apply for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, if he/she has met the program’s requirements.


A student who has selected one of the three-year, 18-credit programs and is considering enrollment in a magnet school/program, career-focused academy, or career/technical preparation program, will need to inquire about the requirements of the specific program. There are certain programs which have requirements that would not be able to be met within either accelerated option. Staff from the individual programs will be able to explain the requirements of a given program and whether or not it would be possible to meet those requirements within the three-year, 18 credit option.
Students who successfully complete the International Baccalaureate curriculum or the Advanced International Certificate of Education curriculum meet the graduation requirements and are eligible to receive a standard diploma.
In order to graduate, a student who has selected the four-year, 24-credit standard program, must demonstrate mastery of the Sunshine state Standards, and complete a community service project. In order to be designated a 10th grade student; a 9th grade student must have earned a minimum of four credits, which must include one credit in English/ESOL or one credit in mathematics. To be designated as an 11th grade student, a 10th grade student must have earned a minimum of 9 credits, which must include two credits in English/ESOL, one credit in mathematics, and one credit in science or English/ESOL, two credits in Mathematics, and one credit in science. To be designated as a 12th grade student, an 11th grade student must have earned a minimum of 16 credits, which must include 3 credits in English/ESOL, two credits in mathematics, and two credits in science or two credits in English/ESOL, two credits in mathematics, and two credits in science.
For a student enrolled in either one of the two accelerated graduation programs, the student must earn at least five credits by the end of grade 9 and earn eleven credits by the end of grade 10.


English/
Language Arts

English 1, 2, 3, and 4 or English 1-4 Through ESOL are required to meet the

English/Language Arts graduation requirement. This requirement applies to all three graduation options. It should be noted that grade 9 and 10 students who scored at Levels 1 and 2 on the most recent administration of the FCAT 2.0 Reading test, as well as grade 11 and 12 retakers, will be required to take an Intensive Reading course in lieu of an elective and in addition to the required English course. ELLs scoring at Levels 1 and 2 on the most recent administration of FCAT 2.0 Reading are to be enrolled in a Developmental Language Arts Through ESOL course will count as elective credit and it is taken in lieu of an Intensive Reading course. ELLs in grades 10-12 who are FCAT retakers and obtain a passing score in the FCAT 2.0 Reading test are not required to take the Developmental Language Arts Through ESOL course. The District’s K-12 CRRP requires each school to conduct a screening and diagnostic procedure to identify appropriate placement of Level 1 and Level 2 students in reading classes to be completed prior to the end of the school year. The K-12 CRRP also requires a daily double block for all students who have reading deficiencies in decoding and fluency (Intensive Reading Plus).




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