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High School Graduation

Student Progression & Graduation  

Students and families can view the student schedule and monitor academic achievement through myStudent. Teachers record attendance daily and grades are typically updated weekly. On the grades screen in myStudent, you will see assignments, tasks, and standards for the grade-level course. Tasks, assessments, and/or standards listed in the Required Learning section are the items deemed necessary for students to complete and demonstrate proficiency to earn course credit. To be successful with these items, parents and guardians should encourage students to be active participants in class, engage in learning and practice activities as directed by the teacher, and try their very best on these standards, skills, and assessments. To earn course credit, each item in the Required Learning section needs to be completed with proficiency.   

Helpful Resources:  

Student Progression Plan (SPP) – This document encompasses all information related to student progression in Pasco County Schools.  

The Florida Department of Education Standard Diploma Requirements contains all requirements for graduation.

Students entering high school may choose from one of five options to earn a standard diploma. They are

  • 24-credit program (the most common option for Pasco County Students)
  • 18-credit, Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) option
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway
  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum (see page 78 of the Student Progression Plan)
  • An Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) curriculum (see page 77 of the Student Progression Plan)

Students earn credits for high school courses which are completed successfully. A year long course earns a student 1.0 credit and a semester course earns a student .5 credit.

Students must have a 2.0 unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA) to graduate from high school. GPA is calculated based on the number of high school courses taken, grades earned and weighting of the courses taken.

The unweighted GPA is used to meet the high school graduation GPA requirement. To properly compute an unweighted GPA, the following formula is used:

GPA = 4 (# of A grades)
  + 3 (# of B grades)
  + 2 (# of C grades)
  + 1 (# of D grades)
  + 0 (# of F grades)
  ÷ Total Number of Semester Grades

The weighted GPA is calculated based on:

Honors, identified Pre-International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge Pre-AICE courses taken which receive quality points as follows per credit earned:

A = 4.5
B = 3.5
C = 2.5
D = 1.5
F = 0

and/or Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge AICE and Dual Enrollment courses receive quality points as follows per credit earned:

A = 5
B = 4
C = 3
D = 2
F = 0

Students must pass the Grade 10 English Language Arts (ELA) exam or earn a concordant score and the Algebra 1 end of course (EOC) exam or earn a comparative score.

Assessment – For more information on the assessment required for graduation and comparative scores click here.

Student Progression & Course Selection  

Pasco County Schools offer a wide variety of courses for our secondary students. Families can visit our course catalog to assist in selecting the courses that will allow students to successfully progress through our system and to graduate college and career ready. Teachers, school counselors and administrators are available to help families with each step of the decision-making process. 

Pasco County Schools Course Catalog 

Please use the menu bar above to navigate the catalog. The catalog can be searched by category or full list. The category list has the courses listed by subject, while the full list is an alphabetical listing. There is a search bar at the top of each page to assist in navigation. 

Please note course availability will vary from campus to campus. 


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