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  SECTION 1003.4285. Standard high school diploma designations.  


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  • 1(1) 2Each standard high school diploma shall include, as applicable, the following designations if the student meets the criteria set forth for the designation:
    25(a) 26Scholar designation.28-29In addition to the requirements of s. 361003.4282, 37in order to earn the Scholar designation, a student must satisfy the following requirements:
    511. 52English Language Arts (ELA).56-57Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year, pass the statewide, standardized grade 11 ELA assessment.
    762. 77Mathematics.78-79Earn one credit in Algebra II and one credit in statistics or an equally rigorous course. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2014-2015 school year, pass the Algebra II and Geometry statewide, standardized assessments.
    1153. 116Science.117-118Pass the statewide, standardized Biology I EOC assessment and earn one credit in chemistry or physics and one credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics. However, a student enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Biology course who takes the respective AP, IB, or AICE Biology assessment and earns the minimum score necessary to earn college credit as identified pursuant to s. 1921007.27(2) 193meets the requirement of this subparagraph without having to take the statewide, standardized Biology I EOC assessment.
    2104. 211Social studies.213-214Pass the statewide, standardized United States History EOC assessment. However, a student enrolled in an AP, IB, or AICE course that includes United States History topics who takes the respective AP, IB, or AICE assessment and earns the minimum score necessary to earn college credit as identified pursuant to s. 2641007.27(2) 265meets the requirement of this subparagraph without having to take the statewide, standardized United States History EOC assessment.
    2835. 284Foreign language.286-287Earn two credits in the same foreign language.
    2956. 296Electives.297-298Earn at least one credit in an Advanced Placement, an International Baccalaureate, an Advanced International Certificate of Education, or a dual enrollment course.
    321(b) 322Merit designation.324-325In addition to the requirements of s. 3321003.4282, 333in order to earn the Merit designation, a student must attain one or more industry certifications from the list established under s. 3551003.492356.
    357(2) 358Students and parents shall be provided information about diploma designations through an online education and career planning tool, which allows students to monitor their progress toward the attainment of each designation.
    389(3) 390The State Board of Education may make recommendations to the Legislature regarding the establishment of additional designations.
History.-s. 8, ch. 2008-235; s. 4, ch. 2009-40; s. 464, ch. 2011-142; s. 18, ch. 2013-27; s. 8, ch. 2013-35; s. 41, ch. 2014-39.

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