High School Graduation Credit Requirements .Creative Pathways Preparatory Academy's Graduation Requirements are set by the State of Florida. Florida’s state graduation requirements are based on the year a student enters 9th grade. The specific requirements for each entering 9th grade class can be found at Official Florida Department of Education Graduation Charts.
Students must meet the specific State of Florida requirements to graduate from CPPA.
To graduate With Honors students must meet or exceed the requirements of the Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) Award listed at Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program The general requirements for a 24 credit diploma include:
English- 4 credits (Must include a combination of Grammar, Vocabulary, Composition, and Literature)
Mathematics- 4 credits (Must include 1 credit Algebra I and 1 credit Geometry)
FL Students ONLY : Pre-Algebra does not count as a math credit for Florida Bright Futures
Science- 3 credits (Must include 1 credit Biology. 2 of the 3 credits must include labs. Many labs can be done online as a virtual lab. )
Social Studies- 1 credit in American History,1 credit in World History, ½ credit in American Government, ½ credit in Economics
H.O.P.E- 1 credit (½ credit Physical Education/Personal Fitness and ½ credit Health)
Fine Arts/Practical Arts- 1 credit total in any combination of Fine Arts (Music, Dance, Drama, Painting, Drawing, etc) and/or Practical Arts (Computer, Speech, Debate, Industrial Arts, etc)
Electives- 8 Credits (2 of which should be in a single Foreign Language for students planning to go to college and Florida Bright Futures)
Students may be elected to be part of The National Society of High School Scholars .www.nshss.org/ To qualify you must have one of the following:
Member Qualifications: NSHSS recognizes young scholars who have demonstrated excellence through their academic achievements based on objective criteria, including grades and test scores. Students must meetany oneof the following criteria to be considered for membership.
3.5 Cumulative GPA (4.0 Scale) or higher (or equivalent such as 88 on a 100-point scale)1280 SAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*1150 PSAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*26 ACT score or higherScore 4 or higher on any AP examScore 5 or higher on any IB examIGCSE Grade A or higherTop 10% rank in class*Scores from the old exam (SAT score 1750 or higher; PSAT score 200 or higher) will be accepted.