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Middle School - Student Progression

Student Progression  

Pasco County Schools is committed to ensuring families have all resources needed to  plan for their student’s path through middle school, high school graduation and beyond.  Below are important resources for families to review to ensure your student is  on  track for middle school and for future planning for high school graduation. Upon graduating high school, students have several options for their chosen pathway. Explore the videos and tabs on this page for resources and helpful information on options after high school as well as career exploration. Please  contact your School Counselor with questions or for guidance.  

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

To be promoted to high school, middle school students must successfully complete the following:

  • Grade 6 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Grade 7 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Grade 8 Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • One course in career and education planning to be completed in grades 6, 7, or 8 is required for promotion.
  • One of the social studies courses must be Civics. There is a statewide, standardized end-of-course exam for Civics that must be taken and factored in as 30% of a student’s course grade.

One semester of physical education per year is required. Students in grade 6 will be required to take one semester of M/J Health GR 6. For more information see the tab titled Health & Physical Education

As you plan for High School, the Florida Department of Education Standard Diploma Requirements contains all requirements for graduation.

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.

Students do not earn a Grade Point Average (GPA) for middle school courses. When middle school students enroll in high school courses in middle school, their high school GPA begins which will follow them to high school.

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

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 Core 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 Core Learning section needs to be completed with proficiency.     

Health Education

Pasco County Schools is proud to offer a comprehensive health education. For more information on the services, curriculum and support offered to our students visit. http://pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/page/healthsel.

Physical Education

Section 1003.455, F.S., requires one semester of physical education each year for students enrolled in grades 6-8.

Middle School PE Waiver


1. The student is enrolled or required to enroll in a remedial course.

2. The student’s parent indicates in writing to the school that the student enroll in another course from among those courses offered as options by the school district.

3. The student’s parent indicates in writing to the school that the student is participating in physical activities outside the school day which are equal to or in excess of the mandated requirement


For more information, please reach out to your school’s administration.

Information reflecting the current graduation requirements can be found here. Please contact your school counselor for details on what your child will need in order to earn their high school diploma.