High School

High School Academics

Our high school students follow the standards that are outlined by the State of Florida Department of Education and our accrediting organizations. In addition to the core course requirements, we offer an array of electives, including experiential learning opportunities through project immersion and community internships.

High School Course Requirements (24 credits)
4 years of English (English I, II, III, IV)
3 years of Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
3 years of Science (Physical Science, Biology, Environmental/Earth Science)
3 years of Social Sciences(U.S. History, World History, Civics/Government)
2 years of Foreign Language (Spanish I, II)
1 year of Physical Education
8 electives

High school students will be eligible for a regular diploma if the required course load is met and the student completes the required courses with passing grades. Students who are struggling with the course content may be recommended to repeat a required course or given appropriate accommodations and modifications. If a student is unable to complete the required course load, or an alternate curriculum is warranted, s/he will be supported in setting goals towards a career preparatory plan. Students who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will be eligible for modifications and accommodations and may continue to pursue a diploma for the duration of their McKay Scholarship eligibility.

Grading Scale
A –90-100
B –80-89
C –70-79
D –60-69
F – Below 60 (Failing grade results in need to retake the class)
Effort is graded on a rubric based on consideration of the following eight categories:
• Homework Completion
• Preparation
• Punctuality
• Participates Actively
• Seeks Help when Needed
• Accepts Instruction & Criticism
• Respectful & Cooperative Attitude
• Collaborates and Communicates with a Partner or Group
• Organization of Academic Materials, Time Management, Planning, Prioritizing