Hurricane Ian is expected to have significant impact on Pasco County and the Tampa Bay area for several days this week. As a result, all Pasco County Schools and all district offices will be closed the rest of the week – Tuesday, September 27, through Friday, September 30. We will continue to provide updates on our website; via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; and through School Messenger. Visit our weather page for more information.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete one of the following diploma options: 24-credit standard diploma, or 18-credit Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL). Students will start on the 24-credit standard diploma option, but they can switch to the 18-credit ACCEL option at any time.

The 18-credit ACCEL option is intended for students who want to graduate a year early. This is made possible by reducing the number of elective credits from 8 to 3, as well as eliminating physical education. Students who are interested in switching to the 18-credit ACCEL option should make an appointment with their school counselor.

Note: World language is a not a graduation requirement; however, two credits of the same world language are required for admission to one of Florida’s 4-year public universities, and it is also a requirement for Florida’s Bright Futures scholarship.

 

24-Credit Option18-Credit ACCEL Option
4 Credits English Language Arts4 Credits English Language Arts
4 Credits Mathematics (Algebra 1 and Geometry are required)4 Credits Mathematics (Algebra 1 and Geometry are required)
3 Credits Science (Biology is required)3 Credits Science (Biology is required)
3 Credits Social Studies (World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, and Economics are required)3 Credits Social Studies (World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, and Economics are required)
1 Credit Fine and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts1 Credit Fine and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts
1 Credit Physical Education (HOPE)Physical Education is not required
8 Elective Credits3 Elective Credits
One of the above credits shall be an online courseOnline course is not required
Passing scores on the required state assessmentsPassing scores on the required state assessments
2.0 minimum cumulative unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA)2.0 minimum cumulative unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA)