The easy to read guide sheets below are designed to help students and their families understand the State of Florida’s current graduation requirements. Broken down by year entering the ninth grade, the guides explain Florida’s high school graduation programs, the state assessment requirements, and the credit acceleration program (CAP). They also provide information to help students and their families as they plan and prepare for post-secondary goals, including information on Bright Futures Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Graduation Requirements

Graduating with Honors

Students may graduate from high school with honors, based on their grade point average. Students must be on track for graduation. The weighted GPA, listed below, delineates the selection of Honors Graduates, which includes high school courses taken during middle school, dual enrollment, and virtual/online courses.

Weighted Cumulative GPA

  • Summa Cum Laude: 4.25 and above
  • Magna Cum Laude: 4.0-4.2499
  • Cum Laude: 3.75-3.99

*Students graduating in the 2016-2017 School Year will be able to use either the 2015-2016 Honors Graduate calculations or the 2016-2017 Honors Graduate calculations; the calculation that best benefits the student will be applied.