Florida - Graduation Requirements: Science

Area: 
Science
Policy Type: 
Rule
Year Adopted: 
2014
Summary: 

Florida requires 3 credits of science to graduate.

Body: 

Two of the three required credits must have a laboratory component. A student must earn one credit in Biology I and two credits in equally rigorous courses. The statewide, standardized Biology I EOC assessment constitutes 30 percent of the student’s final course grade. A student who earns an industry certification for which there is a statewide college credit articulation agreement approved by the State Board of Education may substitute the certification for one science credit, except for Biology I.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/16/2016