Students in the 24 credit option who entered 9th grade prior to 2007-2008, are to earn 0.5 credit in performing/fine arts (art, dance, theatre, music, speech, or debate) and 0.5 credit in practical arts (any career/technical education course, a district-approved annual computer or journalism course). It should be noted that State statute provides for three methods by which high school students enrolled in the four-year, 24-credit, standard program can meet the Performing Fine Arts/Practical Arts graduation requirement. M-DCPS students are to earn 0.5 credit in Performing Fine Arts and 0.5 credit in Practical Arts. However, students transferring to M-DCPS from another Florida school district can meet the Performing Fine Arts and Practical Arts graduation requirement if they have met one of the other two methods provided in State statute, i.e., 1.0 credit in Performing Fine Arts or 1.0 credit in Practical Arts. Students in the 24 credit option who entered 9th grade in 2007-2008 and thereafter, must earn 1 credit in performing/fine arts or an approved practical art (see details in Graduation Options chart above). Students enrolled in the college preparatory program or the career preparatory program need not meet any requirement in this area. Completion of two years in a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (J.R.O.T.C.) class, a significant component of which is drill, will satisfy the one-credit requirement in Performing Arts. This credit may not be used to satisfy the personal fitness requirement.