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Graduation Requirements

Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) students entering 9th grade may choose from one of four state-approved options to earn a standard diploma.

  • 24-credit program*
  • 18-credit, Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) option
  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum
  • An Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) curriculum

*Additionally, there are two options for students with disabilities, which may be completed within the 24-credit program. For additional information on exceptional student education programs, visit the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services web page.

  • All diploma options require students to earn a passing score on the Grade 10 English Language Arts Florida Standards Assessment or either the College Board SAT or the ACT.
  • Students must also earn a passing score on the Algebra 1 End-of-Course (EOC) assessment or receive a comparative score either on the College Board SAT or the ACT.
  • Students are required to complete at least one online senior high school course in order to graduate.

Students should also meet with their school counselor to ensure that they have accurate information about the required courses and tests for graduation, as well as other important information that students need during high school and as they make their post-secondary plan.
For more detailed information regarding the requirements for different diplomas, click on the links below for the Florida Department of Education’s Academic Advisement Fliers – “What Students and Parents Need to Know.”  The fliers are available in three languages.
Academic Advisement Fliers: What Students and Parents Need to Know: (see http://www.fldoe.org/academics/graduation-requirements for cohort specific requirements)

If you need more specific information regarding this new legislation, please contact your child’s school counselor and/or administrators.  Working together, parents and M-DCPS school personnel can truly make a difference for our students.