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High School, College and Career Resources Standard Diploma Requirements – 24 Credit Option

4 English 4 Math

4 English 4 Math

(including Algebra I , Geometry, Algebra II)

(including Algebra I , Geometry)

3 Science

3 Science

(including Biology, 1 physical science & 1 additional science)

3 Social Studies

(including Biology, 1 physical science & 1 additional science)

3 Social Studies

(including US History, World History, Government, & Economics)

1 1 2 6

Standard Diploma Requirements – 18 Credit Option

HOPE Performing Fine Art World Languages (must be same language) Electives (including an online course*)

(including US History, World History, Government, & Economics)

1 Performing Fine Art 3 Electives

Note: *Students must earn credit in 1 complete online course. Students on an AICE, IB, 18 credit or special diploma programs of study are exempt from this requirement. Note: Students on an AICE, IB, or special diploma programs of study should should refer to the District Student Progression Plan or to the individual Graduation Tracker for graduation requirements.

Graduation Test Requirements For students who enter 9th grade in 2011-2012 FCAT 2.0 Reading – 245 Algebra EOC (must pass to graduate)  

For students who enter 9th grade in 2012-2013 FCAT 2.0 Reading – 245 Algebra EOC (must pass to graduate)  

For students who enter 9th grade in 2013-2014 Grade 11 Reading Assessment Algebra EOC (must pass to graduate)

Promotion Requirements From 9th → 10th grade 5 credits, 1 English or 1 math From 10th → 11th grade 12 credits, 2 English and 2 math or science From 11th → 12th grade 18 credits, 3 English and 4 math or science, minimum 1.5 GPA  ACT Question of the Day www.actstudent.org/qotd/

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For students who enter 9th grade in 2014-2015 Grade 11 Reading Assessment Algebra EOC (must pass to graduate)  

Note: Concordant scores on SAT and ACT may apply but have not been determined for each 9 th grade cohort by the State at this time. A PERT Math score of 97 has been determined by the State as a comparative score for the  Algebra 1 State EOC 

SAT Question of the Day http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day College and Career Planning https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org www.flvc.org www.flchoices.org Participating in College Athletics www.ncaaclearinghouse.net 

Test Resources PERT Study Guide: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/pdf/PERT-StudentStudyGuide.pdf  http://www.fldoe.org/schools/pdf/PERT-StudentStudyGuide.pdf ,, ACT : www.act.org/testprep www.act.org/testprep,, SAT : www.collegeboard.com www.collegeboard.com,, Other sites: www.SoarAtHome.org www.SoarAtHome.org,, www.majortests.com www.majortests.com,, www.march2success.com http://www.pearsonaccess.com/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=Florida/flPALPLayout&cid=1205461226846&pagename=fl PALPWrapper Community Service & Bright Futures Scholarship What counts? What doesn’t count? Please refer to the DCPS Community Service Guidelines to assist you with your service service plan . The handbook is located on the District School Counseling Services website: http://www.duvalschools.org/Domain/4416 Bright Futures’ s tudent eligibility is updated each semester starting in ninth grade. Go to www.flvc.org to check eligibility, or for more information: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/

Hands On Jacksonville is a great resource for community service opportunities www.handsonjacksonville.org Options for High School Acceleration

Your high school offers classes that can award college credit. These may include  Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment (DE) , International Baccalaureate (IB),  and Advanced International Certificate Certificate of Education (AICE). For more information, please visit: http://www.duvalschools.org/Domain/4396 You may also be able to takes classes that lead that  lead to an Industry Certification. For more information, please visit the Career and Technical Education department: http://www.duvalschools.org/Domain/5470

Facts About ACT and SAT  ACT Assessment test that measures what you learned in school. 215 multiple choice questions and an optional essay.

Comparison

SAT Aptitude test that measures how you apply what you learned in school. 128 multiple-choice questions, 10 fill-in questions and an essay.

What kind of test is this? What am I in for?

3 hours 25 minutes

How much time am I given?

3 hours 45 minutes

Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Calculators are allowed.

What about math?

Algebra, geometry, statistics, probability and data analysis. Calculators are allowed.

30 minutes on a topic, Optional

What about the essays?

25 minutes on a topic, first section of the test.

Tests ability to interpret science experiments

What about science?

No science questions.

1-36 points for each of 4 subtests, subtests are averaged for a composite score, 36 is the highest score.

How is it scored?

Only correct answers are counted. Respond to all questions. 

 Are there penalties for guessing?

At least 4 weeks before the test www.act.org

When to register? Online Registration

200- 800 points for each section (critical reading, math, writing), highest total score 2400 A fraction of a point is deducted for wrong answers. Skip if you can’t narrow down the choices. At least 6 weeks before the test www.collegeboard.com

Fee Waivers for SAT, ACT and College Applications: There are a number of reasons a student could qualify for up to TWO fee waivers for each test while they are juniors and seniors. The most common reason is Free or Reduced lunch program eligibility. Check with your school counselor about other qualifying situations. Students may also qualify for college application fee waivers (which saves you $). Students with disabilities may also be able to apply for  ACT/SAT Test Accommodations. Check with your counselor about timelines and deadlines, and APPLY EARLY! SAT, PSAT, AP: www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student/index.html  ACT: www.actstudent.org/regist/disab/

* Postsecondary Readiness Scores * updated Fall 2013 Students interested in taking Dual Enrollment must first meet the following Postsecondary Readiness Scores SAT Critical Reading Math

440 440

ACT Reading Math English

NEW 19 19 17

10.21.13 18

PERT Reading Math Writing

NEW 106 114 103

10.21.13 104 113 99

 Students who were not Postsecondary Ready by October 21, 2013, must meet the new score criteria. Scores earned  prior to October 22, 2013 are STILL VALID.

If you do not have Postsecondary Ready scores by the start of your senior year the State requires you be scheduled into remedial courses in Reading, Writing and/or Math. There is no waiver for this State requirement.

MINIMUM Admissions Scores Required For The State University System (SUS) These are MINIMUM scores. Many State universities will require higher scores for admissions purposes. GPA, rigor of courses taken, extracurricular activities and community involvement will also be taken into consideration .  SAT

7.24.2014

ACT

Critical Reading Math

460 460

Reading Math

19 19

Writing

440

English/Writing

18

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