Agenda Graduation Requirements Diploma Designations Credits for Status Change Credit Recovery Testing EOC Resources Student Athletes Bright Futures Community Service FOCUS
Graduation Requirements for cohort 2014-2015 4 Credits of English 4 Credits of Math (one must be Algebra I and one must be Geometry) Algebra I EOC (Level 3 score required or a comparative score on the PERT) Geometry EOC (30% of final grade) Industry certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to two math credits (except Algebra 1 and Geometry) 3 Credits of Science (one must be Biology 1) Biology I EOC (30% of final grade) Two must be equally rigorous science courses Two must have a lab component Industry certification that leads to college credit may substitute for up to one science credit (except Biology 1) 3 credits of Social Science 1 Credit in World History 1 Credit in American History (EOC is 30% of final grade) ½ Credit in American Government ½ Credit in Economics with Financial Literacy 1 Credit of Fine/Practical/Performing Arts 1 ½ Credits of P.E. including Personal Fitness 7 ½ Elective Credits for Standard Diploma and 9 ½ Elective Credits for Scholar or Merit 1 online course Course through Virtual School or Compass
Scholar Diploma Designation In addition to meeting the 24 credit-standard high school diploma requirements, a student must Pass the ELA Grade 11 statewide assessment; Earn 1 credit in Algebra II (must pass EOC); Pass the Geometry EOC; Earn 1 credit in Statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course; Pass the Biology I EOC; Earn 1 credit in Chemistry or Physics; Earn 1 credit in a course equally rigorous to Chemistry or Physics; Pass the U.S. History EOC; Earn 2 credits in the same World Language; and Earn at least 1 credit in AP, IB, AICE or a dual enrollment course. A student is exempt from the Biology I or U.S. History assessment if the student is enrolled in an AP, IB or AICE Biology I or U.S. History course and the student Takes the respective AP, IB or AICE assessment; and Earns the minimum score to earn college credit.
Merit Diploma Designation Meet the standard high school diploma requirements Attain one or more industry certifications from the list established (per s. 1003.492, F.S.)
Credit Recovery You can take courses for credit recovery online through Escambia Virtual Academy You can take courses for credit recovery through community school. You can also take a course on Compass Odyssey Learning at school in our learning lab!
Testing Students must pass the following statewide assessments: Grade 10 ELA (or ACT/SAT concordant score) Algebra 1 end-of course (EOC) or a comparative score on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T) Students must participate in the EOC assessments and the results constitute 30 percent of the final course grade. These assessments are in the following subjects: Algebra I Biology I Geometry U.S. History Algebra II (if enrolled)
EOC Resources Students need to access practice questions and additional resources for the upcoming EOCs. The EOC exams count for 30% of the final grade and the Algebra EOC is the math graduation testing requirement. Algebra EOC review: http://www.ecsd- fl.schoolloop.com/Math/AlgebraEOCReview Geometry EOC review: http://www.ecsd- fl.schoolloop.com/Math/GeometryEOCReview Biology EOC review: http://www.ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/biologyeocreview U.S. History review: http://ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/ushistoryeocreview
Student Athletes Students who plan to play Division I/II college sports need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org Tate School Code is 100-560 ACT and SAT test scores must be sent directly to Eligibility Center. (code = 9999) Please register early so we can keep track of the classes you would need to register for during Junior and Senior year.
Bright Futures Scholarship Program Create student account at www.FLVC.org.www.FLVC.org Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Info
Community Service Requirements 100 hours Academic Scholarship 75 hours Medallion Scholarship 30 hours Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship Complete service requirement before graduation. Forms to document service and list of organizations available on Guidance website and in the Guidance Office. Service must be for nonprofit organizations. Contact Mrs. Spears before completing hours to verify that service is eligible. Turn in completed community service forms to Mrs. Spears or Mrs. Reeder in the Guidance Office.
FOCUS PARENT PORTAL It is vital that you keep up with your student’s academic progress to ensure that they don’t fall behind. Please contact Ms. Reeder in the guidance office at 937-2300 ext 229 to set up parent/teacher conferences if you have any questions or concerns about your student’s grades. If you don’t have an account, follow the link below to create a parent portal account: https://focus.escambia.k12.fl.us/focus/auth/ If you already have an account from last year, please follow the link below: https://focus.escambia.k12.fl.us/focus/