Students who entered ninth-grade in 2009-2010 or before and have 5 opportunities prior to graduation to pass the 10th-Grade and Math FCAT which is required for graduation.
- Grade 10 – April
- Grade 11 – October and April
- Grade 12 – October and April
Students entering the ninth-grade for the first time in 2010-2011 must satisfy the FCAT 2.0 Reading requirement. (ADD)
Students entering the ninth-grade for the first time in 2011-2012 must satisfy the FCAT Reading and Algebra I EOC requirement.
Students entering the ninth-grade for the first time in 2012-2013 must satisfy the FCAT Reading and Algebra I, Geometry and Biology EOC requirements.
Students who have completed all graduation requirements
EXCEPT passing the FCAT may participate in graduation ceremonies, but are not graduates. They will receive a College Placement Test (CPT) Eligible Certificate of Completion.
Students with a CPT Eligible Certificate of Completion may take a college placement test (PERT, ACT or ACT) at a state college. If a student scores high enough, he/she may take college courses and begin earning a college degree. However, because they are not high school graduates, they are not eligible for financial aid, and may not be eligible to receive some professional certifications.
Students who receive a CPT Certificate of Completion may reenroll in high school for up to an additional year and may continue to take the FCAT, the SAT, or the ACT to meet this graduation requirement. A high school diploma will be issued to these students when they meet this graduation requirement.
The next re-take administration of the FCAT is April8-12. Students may work at their own pace and have a school day to complete each test.
For students who entered ninth-grade in 2009-2010 and
before but have failed the 10th-Grade FCAT may use a Concordant Score on the SAT or ACT to meet this graduation requirement.* For students who took SAT or ACT after November 30, 2009 the required scores are the following:
For students who entered ninth-grade in 2010-2011 and after, the Florida Department of Education just released concordant scores for FCAT 2.0 Reading:
*A senior who enters a Florida public high school for the very first time at the Grade 12 level and provides satisfactory proof of attaining a score on an approved alternate assessment that is concordant with a passing score on the grad 10 FCAT shall satisfy the assessment required for a standard high school diploma.
FCAT Graduation FAQ
Remaining SAT and ACT test dates for this year:
SAT: January 26, March 9, May 4 and June 1
ACT: February 9, April 13 and June 8
$35.00 Reading and Math, $50.50* with Writing portion (* recommended for students planning on attending college
Students who are found eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch may receive
one FREE Test Fee Waiver for each test their junior and senior year.