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High School Graduation Requirements Florida students entering their first year of high school in the 2011–2012 school year and thereafter may choose from.

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1 High School Graduation Requirements Florida students entering their first year of high school in the 2011–2012 school year and thereafter may choose from several options to earn a standard diploma. They are as follows: A 4-year, 24-credit program A 3-year, 18-credit college preparatory program A 3-year, 18-credit career preparatory program And all students, regardless of graduation program, must still : earn a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale achieve passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT® 2.0 (FCAT) Reading and pass specific End-of-Course (EOC) assessments to graduate with a standard diploma.

2 For students who enter 9th grade, course credits include the following: English - 4 credits Mathematics - 4 credits to include the following: Beginning in 2011– credit in Algebra 1 by passing the EOC assessment 1 credit in Geometry (must take EOC – 30% of final course grade) 2012–2013 and beyond 1 credit in Algebra 1 by passing the EOC assessment 1 credit in Geometry by passing the EOC assessment 1 credit in Algebra 2

3 For students who enter 9th grade, course credits include the following: (continued) Science - 3 credits to include the following: Beginning in 2011– credit in Biology (take the EOC assessment – 30% of final course grade) 2012– credit in Biology by passing the EOC assessment 2013–2014 and beyond 1 credit in Biology by passing the EOC assessment 1 credit in Chemistry or Physics or its equivalent 1 credit in an equally rigorous science course Social Studies - 3 credits 1 credit in World History 1 credit in United States History.5 credit in United States Government.5 credit in Economics

4 Accelerated Programs for High School Students Studies show that students who complete a solid academic program in high school, including advanced courses, are more likely to be successful in college. Examples of acceleration mechanisms include the following: International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program Dual Enrollment and Early Admission Advanced Placement (AP) Program The Florida Virtual School (FLVS) offers students access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses

5 College and Career Readiness What Does “College and Career Ready” Mean? Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in introductory college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor level degree program without the need for remedial courses.

6 Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) is Florida's customized common placement test. The purpose of the P.E.R.T. is accurate course placement based on the student's skills and abilities. The P.E.R.T. is aligned with the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies identified by Florida faculty as necessary for success in entry-level college credit coursework. The P.E.R.T. assessment system includes Placement and Diagnostic tests in mathematics, reading and writing.

7 Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) The (P.E.R.T.) Placement is administered to students in public high schools and Florida College System institutions to determine readiness for Intermediate Algebra, MAT 1033, and Freshman Composition I, ENC The P.E.R.T. assessment is a computer adaptive test (C.A.T.) with 25 operational items that will be the basis of the student's placement score and five (5) field test items which are designed to continuously enhance the operational test bank.

8 Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) Mathematics Lower Level Developmental Education Scores of Higher Level Developmental Education Scores of Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1033) Scores of 113*-122 College Algebra or higher (MAC 1105) Scores of *113 is the college-ready cut score for mathematics.

9 Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) Reading Lower Level Developmental Education Scores of Higher Level Developmental Education Scores of Freshman Composition Skills I (ENC 1101) Scores of 104*-150 * 104 is the college-ready cut score for reading.

10 Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) Writing Lower Level Developmental Education Scores of Higher Level Developmental Education Scores of Freshman Composition Skills I (ENC 1101) Scores of 99*-150 *99 is the college-ready cut score for writing.

11 SAT-I, The College Board Verbal 440ENC 1101 Mathematics 440MAT 1033 Enhanced ACT, American College Testing Program Reading 18 ENC 1101 English 17 Mathematics 19MAT 1033 College Readiness Scores on SAT & ACT

12 Bright Futures Scholarship Requirements for 2012 Graduates The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program’s purpose is to reward students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding to attend postsecondary education in Florida. Florida Academic Scholar (FAS) & Florida Medallion Scholar (FMS) Awards Requirements include 16 credits in the following courses: 4 English (3 with substantial writing) 4 mathematics (Algebra 1 level and above) 3 natural science (2 with substantial lab) 3 social science 2 foreign language (sequential, in the same language)

13 Florida Academic Scholar (FAS) 3.5 weighted GPA in the above courses 100 community service hours 1290 SAT (combined Reading and Math) or 29 on the ACT (excluding the writing section) Up to 2 additional credits from courses in the academic areas listed above or in fine arts courses may be used to raise their Bright Futures GPA — SAT 1270 or ACT — SAT 1280 or ACT — SAT 1290 or ACT 29 UndergraduateIn-StateFAS Per credit$205.08$ semester credits$3,076.20$1545

14 3.0 weighted GPA in the above courses, 75 community service hours score of 1170 on the SAT (combined Critical Reading &Math sections only) 26 on the ACT (excluding the writing section) Up to 2 additional credits from courses in the academic areas listed above or in fine arts courses from the student’s high school transcript may be used to raise their Bright Futures GPA – SAT 970 or ACT — SAT 980 or ACT — SAT 1020 or ACT — SAT 1170 or ACT 26 Florida Medallion Scholar (FMS) UndergraduateIn-StateFMS Per credit$205.08$77 15 semester credits$3,076.20$1155

15 Vocational Gold Seal Scholarship 4-year Diploma Credits must include the 16 core credits required for high school graduation. 4 English (3 with substantial writing) 4 Mathematics (including Algebra I level and above) 3 Natural Science (2 with lab component) 3 Social Science (U.S. Hist., World Hist., U.S. Govt. & Economics) 2 foreign language (sequential, in the same language) 1 Fine; OR Identified Practical Art; OR.5 credit in each 1 Physical Education (to include integration of health)

16 Vocational Gold Seal Scholarship 3.0 weighted GPA in the above courses, 3.5 unweighted GPA in a minimum of three credits in one vocational program 30 community service hours SAT Reading 440 PERT Reading 104 Math 440 Writing 99 Math 113 ACT English 17 Reading 18 Math 19 UndergraduateIn-StateGold Seal Per credit$205.08$77 15 semester credits$3,076.20$1155

17 Award Amounts SemesterHour Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) 4 Year$103 2 Year$63 Florida Public Colleges/Baccalaureate Programs $71 Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) 4 Year$77 2 Year$48 Florida Public Colleges/Associate Degree Programs $63 Florida Public Colleges/Baccalaureate Programs $53 Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) 4 Year$77 2 Year$48 Florida Public Colleges/ $53 Baccalaureate Programs

18 FIU FEES Costs: Academic Year UndergraduateIn-StateFASFMSOut-of-State* Per credit$205.08$103$77$ credits$ $3,090$2,310$18, Athletic Fees$20.00 Health Fees$ Parking Fees$ Panther ID$10.00 Total Matriculation & Fees for Fall & Spring: $6,550.88$3,000.00$2,250.00$18, Other Estimated Costs based on two semesters On Campus Housing***starting at $ 8, Meal Plan***$3, Books & Supplies$1, Health Insurance$1,916.00

19 SCHOOL FEES Costs: Academic Year UndergraduateFIUstate publicprivate Per credit$ credits$ Athletic Fees$20.00 Health Fees$ Parking Fees$ Panther ID$10.00 Total Matriculation & Fees for Fall & Spring: $6, Other Estimated Costs based on two semesters On Campus Housing*** starting at $ 8, starting at $ Meal Plan***$3, Books & Supplies$1, Health Insurance$1,916.00


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