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Graduation Requirements

The normal high school track is four years, the details of which are explained below. Florida had two, three year plans with specific requirement, for students that started high school in 2012 or before. For students who began high school in 2013 or after the only option is the "Four Year 24 Credit Option". To compare the programs, go back and click on the 3-Year Graduation Requirements.

Scroll down the page to see specific guidelines by graduation year.

Graduation requirements change based on the option taken and when a student enters high school. The charts below are designed to provide a quick guide to parents and students. Be sure the chart you are using is for the correct graduation year. For more specific information about individual courses, refer to the High School Subject Area Details section.

*Credits below a C in core academic areas are not accepted for credit toward standard high school graduation or promotion to subsequent grades. This applies to current students and all previous grades and credits of students wishing to transfer to Families of Faith. Total un-weighted GPA of all high school credits must be 2.0 or higher.

* In addition to the standard core course requirements, FFCAI high school students are required to complete a minimum of two credits of Bible. (Specifically Intro to Bible I (Old Testament Survey) and Intro to Bible II (New Testament Survey).

See the Bright Futures page for additional requirements necessary to qualify for those scholarships, and complete what is referred to as the "College Preparatory Track."

Standard 4 Year, 24-Credit Program

This program requires students to take 24 credits in the subject areas of:
English: (4)
Mathematics: (4, one must be Algebra I or its equivalent and one must be Geometry or its equivalent
Natural Science: (3) Two must have a lab component
     One must be Biology
    (The standard plan is Physical Science, Biology then Chemistry)
Social Studies: (3) In the case of Social Studies, the courses are specific.
     1 credit World History,
     1 credit American History,
     .5 American Gov't,
     .5 Economics
Performing Fine Arts: (1) courses like art, drama, guitar, band, drawing, painting etc.
Physical Education: (1) to include the integration of health.
Foreign Language: credit is not required for this program, although it is recommended for community college preparation and is required for admission to Florida’s state universities, as well as the Florida Bright Futures Scholarships which requires two in the same language.
Bible: (2) Although Bible is not a standard requirement for Florida Public Schools, because Families of Faith Christian Academy International is an accredited school with the FCCPSA, two credits of Bible are also required. The normal is Intro to Bible I (Old Testament Survey) and Intro Bible II (New Testament Survey). Students who enroll during their senior year must still complete at least one Bible credit.

This program requires students to take six elective credits or additional core subject area courses to equal twenty-four total credits.

Sample 2013 or after graduation plan

Standard 4-Year Graduation Requirements
Students who enter 9th grade in 2009-2010 or before
English
4 Credits, with major concentration in composition, reading for information, and literature
English I , English I Honors or Business English
English II, English II Honors or English II Skills
English III, English III Honors, English III Skills or ENC1101
English IV, English IV Honors, English IV Skills, ENC1101 or ENC1102
Bright Futures Note: Business English, or any skills level do not count for BF
Mathematics
4 credits, one of which must be Algebra I or its equivalent, or a higher-level mathematics course
Pre-Algebra, Business Math and Consumer Math are below the Algebra I Level
Algebra I, or Algebra IA & Algebra IB combined meet the Algebra I requirement
Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Analytic Geometry, and Calculus count for Bright Futures as does College Algebra and above through dual enrollment
Science
3 credits in science, two of which must have a laboratory component
Earth/Space Science (non-lab) Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Marine Science, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology
Bright Futures Note: Agscience Found is a Vocational Course that can be used for one science credit but does not count for Bright Futures
Social Studies
1 credit World History (Not World Geography)
1 credit American History
.5 credit American Government
.5 credit Economics
Foreign Language
Not required for high school graduation
Bright Futures Note: Two years in the same language, i.e., Spanish I & Spanish II are required for Academic Scholars & Medallion Awards & State Universities.
Performing Fine Arts
1 credit required
Courses like: Drawing, Painting, Photo, Dance, Ballet, Drama, Speech, Debate, Guitar, Band, Keyboarding, Chorus, etc.
Physical Education
1 credit Health Opportunities Through Physical Education
This is a new course as of 2007-2008 which combines Health and Personal Fitness into one course
or
.5 credit Personal Fitness
.5 credit Health Life Management
Bible
2 credits (one if first enrollment is during the student's senior year)
Electives
6 credits or additional core credits from the subject areas above to equal 24 credits total

 

Sample graduation 2014 or after plan

Standard 4-Year Graduation Requirements
Students who enter 9th grade in 2010-2011
Anticipated Graduation 2014 or after
English
4 Credits, with major concentration in composition, reading for information, and literature
English I , English I Honors or Business English
English II, English II Honors or English II Skills
English III, English III Honors, English III Skills or ENC1101
English IV, English IV Honors, English IV Skills, ENC1101 or ENC1102
Bright Futures Note: Business English, or any skills level do not count for BF
Mathematics
4 credits, one of which must be Algebra I or its equivalent, or a higher-level mathematics course, one must be Geometry or its equivalent.
Pre-Algebra, Business Math and Consumer Math are below the Algebra I Level
Algebra I, or Algebra IA & Algebra IB combined meet the Algebra I requirement
Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Analytic Geometry, and Calculus count for Bright Futures as does College Algebra and above through dual enrollment
Science
3 credits, in science, two of which must have a laboratory component
Social Studies
1 credit World History (Not World Geography)
1 credit American History
.5 credit American Government
.5 credit Economics
Foreign Language
Not required for high school graduation
Bright Futures Note: Two years in the same language, i.e., Spanish I & Spanish II are required for Academic Scholars & Medallion Awards & State Universities.
Performing Fine Arts
1 credit required
Courses like: Drawing, Painting, Photo, Dance, Ballet, Drama, Speech, Debate, Guitar, Band, Keyboarding, Chorus, etc.
Physical Education
1 credit Health Opportunities Through Physical Education
This is a new course as of 2007-2008 which combines Health and Personal Fitness into one course
or
.5 credit Personal Fitness
.5 credit Health Life Management
Bible
2 credits (one if first enrollment is during the student's senior year)
Electives
6 credits or additional core credits from the subject areas above to equal 24 credits total