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1 Graduation 101 Some tips on what to do and what Not to do to be sure you graduate this year and make the most of your life after High School. Some tips on what to do and what Not to do to be sure you graduate this year and make the most of your life after High School.

2 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS SUBJECT AREASTANDARD HIGH SCHOOL 4-YEAR PROGRAM CREDITS REQUIRED English or English Through ESOL4.0 Mathematics4.0 Science3.0 World History1.0 American History1.0 American Government0.5 Economics0.5 Fine Arts1.0 Personal Fitness.5 Physical Education.5 Major and Minor, or Electives Must include one virtual course 8.0 Total Number of Credits Required24 State Assessment RequirementPassing score on the Grade 10 FCAT Pass Algebra 1 EOC GPA RequirementEarn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

3 What Credits do you need? 24 CREDIT OPTION 24 CREDIT OPTION ENGLISH/ESOL 4 credits (major concentration in composition & literature and reading for information) ENGLISH/ESOL 4 credits (major concentration in composition & literature and reading for information) MATHEMATICS 4 credits (Algebra I, Geometry, & MATHEMATICS 4 credits (Algebra I, Geometry, & 1 courses at the Algebra I level or higher) SCIENCE 3 credits (Earth/Space Science, Biology, & Chemistry or Physical Science) SCIENCE 3 credits (Earth/Space Science, Biology, & Chemistry or Physical Science) SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 credits (World History, American History, American Government, & Economics) SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 credits (World History, American History, American Government, & Economics) FOREIGN LANGUAGE Not required (2 years of the same foreign language are required for admission to State Universities. FOREIGN LANGUAGE Not required (2 years of the same foreign language are required for admission to State Universities.

4 What Credits do you need? FINE ARTS 1.0 credit FINE ARTS 1.0 credit PHYSICAL EDUCATION 0.5 credit PHYSICAL EDUCATION 0.5 credit PERSONAL FITNESS 0.5 credit PERSONAL FITNESS 0.5 credit ELECTIVES 8 credits (4 credits must be in the student’s academy; remaining credits may be used for another academy, other elective courses, or intensive reading or mathematics courses) ELECTIVES 8 credits (4 credits must be in the student’s academy; remaining credits may be used for another academy, other elective courses, or intensive reading or mathematics courses) – Must include one course on Florida Virtual GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) 2.0 GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) 2.0

5 Diploma Options: Standard Diploma A standard diploma will be awarded to graduates, if the student has earned the required credits and attained the A standard diploma will be awarded to graduates, if the student has earned the required credits and attained the grade point average for the graduation program selected. Also, students must pass the Grade 10 Florida Also, students must pass the Grade 10 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) and the Algebra 1 EOC. The purpose of the standard diploma is to certify that the student has met all district and state standards for graduation. The purpose of the standard diploma is to certify that the student has met all district and state standards for graduation. A special education student will be awarded a standard diploma if all of the criteria for a standard diploma have been met by that student. A special education student will be awarded a standard diploma if all of the criteria for a standard diploma have been met by that student.

6 Certificate of Completion A student who is enrolled in the 4-year, 24- credit option and has met all requirements for graduation except passing the Grade 10 FCAT, or passing the Algebra 1 EOC shall be awarded a certificate of completion. A student may make further attempts to meet the requirements for a standard diploma. A student who is enrolled in the 4-year, 24- credit option and has met all requirements for graduation except passing the Grade 10 FCAT, or passing the Algebra 1 EOC shall be awarded a certificate of completion. A student may make further attempts to meet the requirements for a standard diploma.

7 If you have Not Passed the FCAT In order to make sure you graduate you will: In order to make sure you graduate you will: Take the FCAT in October and then you will have one more chance in March there is also a June test for Seniors. Take the FCAT in October and then you will have one more chance in March there is also a June test for Seniors. If you still don’t pass you may be able to use your SAT or ACT score to help you graduate. If you still don’t pass you may be able to use your SAT or ACT score to help you graduate. If you have not taken the SAT/ACT sign up now! If you have not taken the SAT/ACT sign up now! Don’t wait until you get FCAT Scores to decide to take the SAT/ACT it may be too late. Don’t wait until you get FCAT Scores to decide to take the SAT/ACT it may be too late.

8 If You Have Not Passed the Algebra 1 EOC You will take the Algebra 1 EOC retakes in December and March You will take the Algebra 1 EOC retakes in December and March You may also sign up to take the PERT to see if you obtain the concordant score of 97 on the math portion of the PERT. You may also sign up to take the PERT to see if you obtain the concordant score of 97 on the math portion of the PERT.

9 SAT & ACT Test DATES SATACT SATACT Oct. 11 th Oct. 25 th Oct. 11 th Oct. 25 th Nov. 8 th Dec. 13 th Nov. 8 th Dec. 13 th Dec. 6 th Feb. 7 th Dec. 6 th Feb. 7 th January 24 th April 18 th January 24 th April 18 th March 14 th June 13 th March 14 th June 13 th May 2 nd May 2 nd June 6 th June 6 th sat.collegeboard.org sat.collegeboard.org sat.collegeboard.org

10 SAT Facts The SAT is offered seven times a year in the United States and six times at international sites. The test: The SAT is offered seven times a year in the United States and six times at international sites. The test:seven timesseven times Takes three hours and 45 minutes Takes three hours and 45 minutes Consists of 10 separately timed sections: Consists of 10 separately timed sections: – Three sections test critical reading (70 minutes total) Three sections test mathematics (70 minutes total) Three sections test mathematics (70 minutes total) – Three sections test writing (60 minutes total) – One variable (un-scored) section tests critical reading, mathematics, or writing (25 minutes total) Assesses critical thinking and problem solving skills in three areas: Assesses critical thinking and problem solving skills in three areas:three areasthree areas – Critical reading – Mathematics – Writing

11 SAT Facts Includes three kinds of questions: Includes three kinds of questions: – Multiple-choice questions – Student-produced responses (mathematics only) Student-produced responses Student-produced responses – Essay question Essay Is machine-scored, except for the essay Is machine-scored, except for the essaymachine-scored Why should students take the SAT? Why should students take the SAT? Students and parents often ask why it is important to take the SAT. Reasons include: Students and parents often ask why it is important to take the SAT. Reasons include: All colleges accept the SAT as an objective measurement of students' college readiness. All colleges accept the SAT as an objective measurement of students' college readiness. Used with GPAs and high school transcripts, SAT scores allow colleges to fairly compare applicants. Used with GPAs and high school transcripts, SAT scores allow colleges to fairly compare applicants. Taking the SAT gives students access to scholarship opportunities. Taking the SAT gives students access to scholarship opportunities. Most colleges require an admissions test like the SAT Most colleges require an admissions test like the SAT

12 ACT FACTS The ACT (No Writing) consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a Writing Test. The ACT (No Writing) consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a Writing Test.Writing TestWriting Test The English test is a 75-question, 45-minute test, covering: Usage/Mechanics Punctuation, grammar and usage, sentence structure and Rhetorical Skills, strategy, and organization style. The English test is a 75-question, 45-minute test, covering: Usage/Mechanics Punctuation, grammar and usage, sentence structure and Rhetorical Skills, strategy, and organization style. The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of 11th grade. The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of 11th grade.

13 ACT FACTS The Reading Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures your reading comprehension. You're asked to read four passages and answer questions that show your understanding of: what is directly stated statements with implied meanings The Reading Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures your reading comprehension. You're asked to read four passages and answer questions that show your understanding of: what is directly stated statements with implied meanings The Science Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures the skills required in the natural sciences: interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving. You are not permitted to use a calculator on the Science Test. The Science Test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures the skills required in the natural sciences: interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving. You are not permitted to use a calculator on the Science Test. The Writing Test is a 30-minute essay test that measures your writing skills—specifically those writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses. The Writing Test is a 30-minute essay test that measures your writing skills—specifically those writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.

14 SAT and ACT Fees ACT regular deadline fee: $31.00 Late deadline fee: add $28.00 ACT regular deadline fee: $31.00 Late deadline fee: add $28.00 ACT Plus Writing: $54.90 ACT Plus Writing: $54.90 SAT regular deadline fee: $45.00 Late deadline fee: add $28.00 SAT regular deadline fee: $45.00 Late deadline fee: add $28.00 SAT Subject test fee: Varies. Basic registration fee is $26.00 plus cost of subject tests. SAT Subject test fee: Varies. Basic registration fee is $26.00 plus cost of subject tests.

15 Some Myths An F in an elective PE, woodshop, Drivers Ed, art etc doesn’t count –False! An F in an elective PE, woodshop, Drivers Ed, art etc doesn’t count –False! Or an F in an elective isn’t as bad as an F in the Core English math etc- So False!! Or an F in an elective isn’t as bad as an F in the Core English math etc- So False!! While an Elective credit can usually be made up by another elective not necessarily the same exact class, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t go into your GPA. While an Elective credit can usually be made up by another elective not necessarily the same exact class, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t go into your GPA. All F’s go into your GPA and count the same. All F’s go into your GPA and count the same. They are all Bad!!!!! They are all Bad!!!!!

16 Some Myths D’s are a passing grade. So as long as I get D’s I am ok- True and False. D’s are a passing grade. So as long as I get D’s I am ok- True and False. While D’s are a passing grade and it means you got credit for the class D’s only give you 1 point for your GPA. While D’s are a passing grade and it means you got credit for the class D’s only give you 1 point for your GPA. You need a 2.0 to graduate so getting all D’s or mostly D’s will give you a 1.0 GPA or something in the 1.0 range. You need a 2.0 to graduate so getting all D’s or mostly D’s will give you a 1.0 GPA or something in the 1.0 range. That will not cut it for graduation!!!! That will not cut it for graduation!!!! If you have a lot of D’s you may need to start retaking some of those classes so that you can achieve a 2.0 If you have a lot of D’s you may need to start retaking some of those classes so that you can achieve a 2.0 Aim for at least C’s and you will be safe. Aim for at least C’s and you will be safe.

17 A Rule to Follow If your GPA is currently at a 2.0 be sure you get all C’s or better so that you will graduate. You can’t afford D’s or F’s. If your GPA is currently at a 2.0 be sure you get all C’s or better so that you will graduate. You can’t afford D’s or F’s. If your GPA is below a 2.0 you will need to get A’s and B’s this year and try to retake some classes for forgiveness. If your GPA is below a 2.0 you will need to get A’s and B’s this year and try to retake some classes for forgiveness. Otherwise you will not make the 2.0 mark by June. Otherwise you will not make the 2.0 mark by June. Remember A’s and B’s boost your GPA C’s only keep your GPA at the same level, Remember A’s and B’s boost your GPA C’s only keep your GPA at the same level, D’s and F’s lower your GPA. D’s and F’s lower your GPA. The better you do now the less you will have to worry about at the end of the year. The better you do now the less you will have to worry about at the end of the year.

18 Passing your classes In order to pass an annual course in grades 9-12, a student will earn a minimum of 10 grade points, of which a minimum of five must be earned in the second semester. In order to pass an annual course in grades 9-12, a student will earn a minimum of 10 grade points, of which a minimum of five must be earned in the second semester.

19 10 Point Rule According to Miami-Dade County Public Schools in order to pass a class for the year you must earn a total of 10 points in that class for the year. According to Miami-Dade County Public Schools in order to pass a class for the year you must earn a total of 10 points in that class for the year. However, at least 5 points must be earned in the second semester (Jan.-June) to pass. However, at least 5 points must be earned in the second semester (Jan.-June) to pass. This is how it is calculated: Whatever you earn in Grading Period 1,2,3,4 multiply by 2.5. This is how it is calculated: Whatever you earn in Grading Period 1,2,3,4 multiply by 2.5.

20 10 Point Rule Get good grades every grading period so it all doesn’t have to ride on one test or on one grading period. Get good grades every grading period so it all doesn’t have to ride on one test or on one grading period. Be consistent. If you started the school year bad its important for you to know what grades you need from here on out to pass. Be consistent. If you started the school year bad its important for you to know what grades you need from here on out to pass.

21 10 Point Rule EX: You earn a C in English in the 1st Grading Period you multiply by 2.5 which equals 5 pts. You earn a D in the 2nd GP (x2.5)=2.5 pts. You earn a B in 3rd GP (x2.5) =7.5 pts. Earn a C in the 4th GP (x2.5) = 7.5 pts. Add it all up. It equals 22.5 points. EX: You earn a C in English in the 1st Grading Period you multiply by 2.5 which equals 5 pts. You earn a D in the 2nd GP (x2.5)=2.5 pts. You earn a B in 3rd GP (x2.5) =7.5 pts. Earn a C in the 4th GP (x2.5) = 7.5 pts. Add it all up. It equals 22.5 points.

22 5 Point Rule Use this formula with your own grades to know if you will have enough points to pass. Use this formula with your own grades to know if you will have enough points to pass. Many students fail a class because they do not earn 5 points in the second semester or because they have had low grades all year and NEED a high grade on the Final to pass the year and they don’t get it. Many students fail a class because they do not earn 5 points in the second semester or because they have had low grades all year and NEED a high grade on the Final to pass the year and they don’t get it. Don’t put yourself in that situation. Don’t put yourself in that situation.

23 5 Point Rule Let me give you an example of a senior who didn’t graduate last year because he thought he was passing English and he didn’t! Let me give you an example of a senior who didn’t graduate last year because he thought he was passing English and he didn’t! GP1= B, GP2=C GP3=D GP4=F Total Points for the year=15 GP1= B, GP2=C GP3=D GP4=F Total Points for the year=15 So why did he fail? So why did he fail?

24 5 Point Rule He only had 2.5 points for the second semester! He only had 2.5 points for the second semester!

25 Forgiveness Policy For senior high school students the forgiveness policy for required courses is limited to replacing a grade of “D”or “F” with a grade of “C” or higher earned subsequently in the same or comparable course. For senior high school students the forgiveness policy for required courses is limited to replacing a grade of “D”or “F” with a grade of “C” or higher earned subsequently in the same or comparable course. The forgiveness policy for elective courses is limited to replacing a grade of “D” or “F” with a grade of “C” or higher earned subsequently in another course. The forgiveness policy for elective courses is limited to replacing a grade of “D” or “F” with a grade of “C” or higher earned subsequently in another course. In either situation when a student attempts forgiveness for a grade, the higher of the two grades will be used to compute the student’s GPA. In either situation when a student attempts forgiveness for a grade, the higher of the two grades will be used to compute the student’s GPA. When it is replaced, the lower grade will not be used to compute the student’s GPA, but will remain on the student’s transcript and in the student’s permanent record. When it is replaced, the lower grade will not be used to compute the student’s GPA, but will remain on the student’s transcript and in the student’s permanent record. Any course not replaced according to this policy shall be included in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average required for graduation. Any course not replaced according to this policy shall be included in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average required for graduation.

26 Florida Virtual School Senior high school students are eligible to enroll in the Florida Virtual School. Senior high school students are eligible to enroll in the Florida Virtual School. All students must take one virtual course to graduate high school with a 24-credit standard diploma. All students must take one virtual course to graduate high school with a 24-credit standard diploma. The courses offered are teacher facilitated and available throughout the state. The courses offered are teacher facilitated and available throughout the state. Courses are based upon the same criteria as those taught in the standard high school program and, therefore, generate the same credit for students. Students must visit the Florida Virtual School website at to enroll in courses. Courses are based upon the same criteria as those taught in the standard high school program and, therefore, generate the same credit for students. Students must visit the Florida Virtual School website at to enroll in courses. A guidance counselor and a parent/guardian must also visit the website to finalize the registration process for the student. A guidance counselor and a parent/guardian must also visit the website to finalize the registration process for the student.

27 Adult Education/Night School A good way to make up credits is by attending night school. A good way to make up credits is by attending night school. Falcons can attend night school right here at Ferguson. Falcons can attend night school right here at Ferguson. The next semester starts in January the same week we return from Winter break so be sure to sign up with your counselor before the break. The next semester starts in January the same week we return from Winter break so be sure to sign up with your counselor before the break. Registration usually starts the first week of December so make an appointment with your counselor early so you can get a spot! Registration usually starts the first week of December so make an appointment with your counselor early so you can get a spot!

28 ATTENDANCE POLICY* There is probably no factor more important to successful school progress than regular school attendance. There is probably no factor more important to successful school progress than regular school attendance. Students who are absent excessively from the instructional program will fall behind in academic achievement. Students who are absent excessively from the instructional program will fall behind in academic achievement. Excessive school absenteeism can result in course failure. Excessive school absenteeism can result in course failure. The attendance policy is established by the School Board. Highlights of the attendance rules are as follows: The attendance policy is established by the School Board. Highlights of the attendance rules are as follows: A secondary student accumulating ten or more unexcused class absences in an annual course or five or more unexcused absences in a semester course will be subject to the withholding of final credit, pending a student/parent-requested administrative screening and/or review of all absences by the attendance review committee. A secondary student accumulating ten or more unexcused class absences in an annual course or five or more unexcused absences in a semester course will be subject to the withholding of final credit, pending a student/parent-requested administrative screening and/or review of all absences by the attendance review committee.

29 ATTENDANCE Review An attendance review committee is established in each school. An attendance review committee is established in each school. The committee consists of three or more school personnel who have the responsibility to review student attendance petitions during the last week of the The committee consists of three or more school personnel who have the responsibility to review student attendance petitions during the last week of the course(s) and recommend the: Issuing of final grades; Issuing of final grades; Temporary withholding of final grades pending makeup assignments; or Temporary withholding of final grades pending makeup assignments; or Permanent withholding of final grades and credit. Permanent withholding of final grades and credit.

30 Excused Absences The following are considered excused absences: The following are considered excused absences: Student illness Student illness Medical appointment Medical appointment Death in family Death in family Observance of a religious holiday or service when it is mandated for all members of a faith that such a holiday or service be observed Observance of a religious holiday or service when it is mandated for all members of a faith that such a holiday or service be observed School sponsored event or activity previously approved School sponsored event or activity previously approved Educational or enrichment activity that is not a school-sponsored event, as determined and approved by the principal or designee Educational or enrichment activity that is not a school-sponsored event, as determined and approved by the principal or designee Other individual student absences or tardies beyond the control of the parent or the student as approved by the principal. Other individual student absences or tardies beyond the control of the parent or the student as approved by the principal. Subpoena by law enforcement agency or mandatory court appearance. Subpoena by law enforcement agency or mandatory court appearance.

31 Absences Defined Student illness: Students missing 5 or more consecutive days of school due to illness or injury are required to provide a written statement from a health care provider. Student illness: Students missing 5 or more consecutive days of school due to illness or injury are required to provide a written statement from a health care provider. The written statement must include all days the student has been absent from school. The written statement must include all days the student has been absent from school. If a student is continually sick and repeatedly absent from school due to a specific medical condition, he or she must be under the supervision of a health care provider in order to receive excused absences from school. If a student is continually sick and repeatedly absent from school due to a specific medical condition, he or she must be under the supervision of a health care provider in order to receive excused absences from school. Medical appointment: If a student is absent from school due to a medical appointment a written statement from a health care provider indicating the date and time of the appointment must be submitted. Medical appointment: If a student is absent from school due to a medical appointment a written statement from a health care provider indicating the date and time of the appointment must be submitted.

32 Unexcused Absences All other absences or tardies not listed above are considered unexcused. All other absences or tardies not listed above are considered unexcused. The student is expected to: The student is expected to: Take advantage of his/her educational opportunity by attending all classes punctually on a daily basis. Take advantage of his/her educational opportunity by attending all classes punctually on a daily basis. Provide the school with a written explanation for any absence/tardiness. Provide the school with a written explanation for any absence/tardiness. Any student who has been absent from school will be marked unexcused absent until he/she submits required documentation, Any student who has been absent from school will be marked unexcused absent until he/she submits required documentation, Failure to provide required documentation within three school days Failure to provide required documentation within three school days upon the return to school will result in an unexcused absence. Request the make-up assignment for all excused absences/tardies from his/her teachers upon his/her return to school or class. Request the make-up assignment for all excused absences/tardies from his/her teachers upon his/her return to school or class. It should be noted that all class work, due to the nature instruction, is not readily subject to make-up work. It should be noted that all class work, due to the nature instruction, is not readily subject to make-up work. Complete the make-up assignments for classes missed within a reasonable amount of time. Complete the make-up assignments for classes missed within a reasonable amount of time. Failure to make up all assignments will result in lower assessment of the student’s academic and/or effort grade. Failure to make up all assignments will result in lower assessment of the student’s academic and/or effort grade. Submit a completed “Petition to Appeal Withholding of Final Passing Grades” to the individual responsible for the screening process if needed. Submit a completed “Petition to Appeal Withholding of Final Passing Grades” to the individual responsible for the screening process if needed.

33 Recognition at Graduation The levels of the Academic Recognition Program are as follows: The levels of the Academic Recognition Program are as follows: Cum Laude: the upper 15% of the graduating class, excluding the Summa and Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude: the upper 15% of the graduating class, excluding the Summa and Magna Cum Laude students, using a weighted GPA or students who have a 4.0 GPA or higher. Magna Cum Laude: the upper 10% of the graduating class, excluding the Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude: the upper 10% of the graduating class, excluding the Summa Cum Laude students, using a weighted GPA. Summa Cum Laude: the upper 5% of the graduating class using a weighted GPA. Summa Cum Laude: the upper 5% of the graduating class using a weighted GPA.

34 Superintendent's Diploma of Distinction This diploma will be awarded to students who are enrolled in the 4- year, 24-credit option and complete an academically rigorous course of study. This diploma will be awarded to students who are enrolled in the 4- year, 24-credit option and complete an academically rigorous course of study. The requirements include at least four honors, Advanced Placement, The requirements include at least four honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or Advanced International Certificate of Education courses; Completion of 75 hours of community service, which includes identification of a social problem of interest, development of a Completion of 75 hours of community service, which includes identification of a social problem of interest, development of a plan for personal involvement in addressing the problem and, through papers and other presentations, evaluate, and reflect upon the experience. All students must earn a 3.5 GPA (weighted scale) by the end of the first semester of the senior year with no final grade less than a "C." All students must earn a 3.5 GPA (weighted scale) by the end of the first semester of the senior year with no final grade less than a "C."

35 CAREER PLANNING / COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS In completing their postsecondary education plans, students may find it advisable to complete one or more of the standardized tests listed below which are used for college admissions, career planning, placement in In completing their postsecondary education plans, students may find it advisable to complete one or more of the standardized tests listed below which are used for college admissions, career planning, placement in college courses, and/or eligibility for scholarships. Recommended grade levels during which tests should be taken are shown in parenthesis ( ). Recommended grade levels during which tests should be taken are shown in parenthesis ( ). 1. ACT: American College Testing Program (11, 12) 1. ACT: American College Testing Program (11, 12) 2. ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (11, 12) 2. ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (11, 12) 3. PLAN : Preliminary ACT (10) 3. PLAN : Preliminary ACT (10) 4. PSAT: Preliminary SAT (10, 11) 4. PSAT: Preliminary SAT (10, 11) 5. SAT I: Reasoning Test – formerly the Scholastic Assessment Test (11, 12) 5. SAT I: Reasoning Test – formerly the Scholastic Assessment Test (11, 12) 6. SAT II: Subject Tests – formerly the Scholastic Assessment Test (11, 12) 6. SAT II: Subject Tests – formerly the Scholastic Assessment Test (11, 12) 7. PERT: College Placement Test (10, 11, or 12) 7. PERT: College Placement Test (10, 11, or 12)

36 Florida's Bright Futures Scholarship Program The Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes a lottery-funded scholarship for Florida high school graduates based on academic achievement, who enroll in eligible Florida postsecondary institutions. The Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes a lottery-funded scholarship for Florida high school graduates based on academic achievement, who enroll in eligible Florida postsecondary institutions. The scholarship may be used for either full-time or part- time enrollment and is renewable. The scholarship may be used for either full-time or part- time enrollment and is renewable. Requirements for all scholarship levels include: Requirements for all scholarship levels include: Be a Florida resident and a U. S. citizen or eligible non- citizen; Be a Florida resident and a U. S. citizen or eligible non- citizen; Authorize the release of eligibility information to the Florida Department of Education; Authorize the release of eligibility information to the Florida Department of Education;

37 Florida's Bright Futures Scholarship Program Earn a Florida high school diploma or its equivalent from a Florida public or private high school; Earn a Florida high school diploma or its equivalent from a Florida public or private high school; Successfully complete certain courses while attaining the grade point average specified in the scholarship type; Successfully complete certain courses while attaining the grade point average specified in the scholarship type; Be accepted by and enroll in an eligible Florida postsecondary education program; Be accepted by and enroll in an eligible Florida postsecondary education program; Be enrolled for at least six (6) semester credit hours or the equivalent; Be enrolled for at least six (6) semester credit hours or the equivalent; Not have been found guilty of, nor pled no contest to a felony charge; Not have been found guilty of, nor pled no contest to a felony charge; Apply for a scholarship from the program prior to high school graduation by completing the online Florida Financial Aid Application. Apply for a scholarship from the program prior to high school graduation by completing the online Florida Financial Aid Application. Use the award within three years of high school graduation. Use the award within three years of high school graduation.

38 Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) 15 College Preparatory Credits 15 College Preparatory Credits 3.5 Weighted GPA (based on the Statewide Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Weighting 3.5 Weighted GPA (based on the Statewide Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Weighting System) System) 1290 SAT or 29 ACT 1290 SAT or 29 ACT 100 Community Service Hours 100 Community Service Hours Students who earn the Florida Academic Scholars award and attend a Florida technical center, community Students who earn the Florida Academic Scholars award and attend a Florida technical center, community college, or university will receive: Public Institution – 100% program of study up to 72 credit hours. college, or university will receive: Public Institution – 100% program of study up to 72 credit hours.

39 Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) Private Institution – Fixed award amount based on 100% of the average tuition and fees covered at a Private Institution – Fixed award amount based on 100% of the average tuition and fees covered at a comparable Florida public institution including the $300 per semester provided for college-related expenses prorated by term and hours. For more information please visit: For more information please visit: /

40 Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) 3.0 weighted GPA (based on the Statewide Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Weighting System) in the non-elective high school courses. 3.0 weighted GPA (based on the Statewide Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Weighting System) in the non-elective high school courses. A minimum of 3 Career Technical Education Job- Preparatory or Career Technical Education credits in one career technical education program A minimum of 3 Career Technical Education Job- Preparatory or Career Technical Education credits in one career technical education program 3.5 un-weighted GPA in a minimum of 3 vocational credits in one vocational program 3.5 un-weighted GPA in a minimum of 3 vocational credits in one vocational program Earn a minimum score on each subsection of the P.E.R.T (Reading-106, Writing-105, Math-114), SAT(Verbal-440, Math-440), or ACT(English-17, Reading-19,Math-19) Earn a minimum score on each subsection of the P.E.R.T (Reading-106, Writing-105, Math-114), SAT(Verbal-440, Math-440), or ACT(English-17, Reading-19,Math-19)

41 Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) Students who earn the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award and attend a Florida technical center, community college, or university will receive: Students who earn the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award and attend a Florida technical center, community college, or university will receive: Public Institution – 75% of tuition and fees (including lab fees up to $300 per semester). Public Institution – 75% of tuition and fees (including lab fees up to $300 per semester). Private Institution – Fixed award amount based on 75% of the average tuition and fees covered Private Institution – Fixed award amount based on 75% of the average tuition and fees covered at a comparable Florida public institution prorated by term and hours.


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