HS Graduation Requirements

The Alternative High School program offers students the opportunity to earn a standard high school diploma through performance-based learning. The following requirements must be met. 24 Credits – Standard Diploma
English 4 credits
Mathematics 3 credits (1 credit must be Algebra or its equivalence)
Science 3 credits
World History 1 credit
American History 1 credit
American Government 1/2 credit
Economics 1/2 credit
Physical Education 1/2 credit
Personal Fitness 1/2 credit
Vocational/Performing Arts 1 credit
Computers 1/2 credit
Health 1/2 credit
Electives 8 credits
Total Credits for Graduation 24 credits

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • All students must pass SSS FCAT 10 Reading and SSS FCAT 10 Math tests.
    • As of 2005-2006, all incoming 9th graders must pass the SSS FCAT 11 Science test.
    • As of 2007-2008, all incoming 9th graders must pass FCAT Writing.
  • All students must complete 40 hours of Service Learning and a one-page essay describing their experience.
  • Students must have a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale.

Standard Diploma for Select Students

  • A three-year, 18 credit standard college preparatory program, or
  • A three-year, 18 credit career preparatory program
  Note: The above information is subject to change by the School Board of Broward County and/or the State of Florida Department of Education. Students will be notified of such changes via announcements and the school newsletters. Close and continuous communication with school personnel is imperative.

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