Alternative Ways to Earn High School Credits

Students may earn high school credits (and in some cases college credits) in the following alternative ways:

Middle School

Courses designated in the Course Code Directory as high school level courses that are taken during middle school may be used to satisfy high school graduation requirements.

End-of-Course Assessments

Passing scores on statewide, standardized assessments (EOC Assessments) earn high school credits for certain courses. Students do not have to enroll in or complete the corresponding course.

Industry Certifications

Industry Certifications that lead to college credit may substitute for up to two mathematics credits (except for Algebra I and Geometry), and up to one science credit (except for Biology I). An identified rigorous Computer Science course with a related industry certification may substitute for up to one science credit (except for Biology I).

Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions Programs

The Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions programs allow eligible high school students to enroll in postsecondary courses. Students can earn both high school credit and credit toward a college degree or technical certificate.

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

An AP course is a college-level learning experience designed for high school students. The College Board’s AP Program consists of over 30 college-level courses and exams. Students who earn a qualifying grade on an AP exam can earn high school credit and possibly college credit, depending on the college or university. Also see Advanced Placement (AP) Courses with FLVS.

Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)

The University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the official online home for anyone interested in the AICE program. Information on the curriculum, diploma, research, and teacher support are available from this page.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is the official online home for anyone interested in the IB program. Description about the various programs, history, IB resources, and partnerships are available from this page.

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