Florida law mandates each school district to report to the public annually the following: Changes to the Student Progression Plan and the Code of Conduct, the number of students promoted in good cause in grade 3, and assessment results.
The following changes were made in the Student Progression Plan:
Attendance-based semester exam policy
The semester exam exemption policy is an incentive program to encourage improved attendance. If a student meets the following guidelines, he or she will be excused from having to take the semester exam (or other exam scheduled during the semester exam period – i.e. – 9-weeks test, etc.) and will be excused from attending the classes in which an exemption was earned.
* In order to be eligible for any exemption a student must have 5 or less overall tardies for the semester.
* If a student has an "A" average in a particular class and 4 or less absences (excused or unexcused) in any of his/her scheduled classes for the semester, then that student may exempt the semester exam in that particular class.
* If a student has a "B" average in a particular class and 2 or less absences (excused or unexcused) in any of his/her scheduled classes for the semester, then that student may exempt the semester exam in that particular class.
* If a student has a "C" average in a particular class and 0 absences (either excused or unexcused) in any of his/her scheduled classes for the semester, then that student may exempt the semester exam in that particular class.
Note: This policy does not apply to Dual Enrollment courses or to End of Course (EOC) exams.
Grade Point Average/Honor Graduates
The weighted alpha-numeric GPA will be used to determine class ranking and the honor status of each graduate as follows:
• Summa Cum Laude = 4.0+
• Magna Cum Laude = 3.8 -3.99
• Cum Laude = 3.5-3.79
Pursuant to S.1008.22(9)(b), F.S. (Concordant Scores for the FSA), in order to use a concordant subject area score to satisfy the assessment requirement for a standard high school diploma, a student must take each subject area of the Grade 10 FSA a total of three times without earning a passing score. The requirements shall not apply to a new student who enters the Florida public school system in Grade 12, who may either achieve a passing score on the FSA or use an approved subject area concordant score to fulfill the graduation requirement. A new student entering the Florida public school system in Grade 12 is not required to take the Grade 10 FSA if he or she is able to document the approved concordant scores.
Students who are eligible to use a concordant score, as described above, and have attained the current ACT scores concordant with the FSA passing scores shall satisfy the assessment requirement for a standard high school diploma as provided by Florida law S.1003.429(6)(a)
Cohort Scheduled Graduation Date Concordant Scores
Those who entered 9th grade in 2018-2019 and beyond Spring 2022 and beyond
Students can only use newly adopted scores for Grade 10 FSA ELA:
• 480 on SAT EBRW or
• An average of 18 on ACT English and Reading
For Algebra 1 EOC:
• 430 on PSAT/NMSQT or
• 420 on SAT Math or
• 16 on ACT Math
Those who entered 9th grade between 2010-2011 and 2017-2018 Spring 2021 Spring 2020 Spring 2019
Students can use last-adopted scores
For Grade 10 FSA ELA:
430 on SAT EBRW or
24 on SAT Reading subtest or
19 on ACT Reading
For Algebra 1 EOC:
97 on PERT Mathematics
Students can also use the newly adopted scores
Once a student has met the assessment graduation requirement for a standard high school diploma with a concordant score (and taken and failed the Grade 10 FSA a total of three times, if applicable) the student is not required to continue retaking the Grade 10 FSA for the purpose of high school graduation.
FSA reading data for grades 3-10 are reported county-wide by percentage of students scoring a Level 3 or above: Grade 3: 46 percent, Grade 4: 49 percent, Grade 5: 48 percent, Grade 6: 58 percent, Grade 7: 51 percent, Grade 8: 61 percent, Grade 9: 49 percent, Grade 10: 53 percent.
Third grade good cause promotion figures:
Good Cause No. 3: 16 students, Good Cause No. 4: 13 students, Good Cause No. 5: 4 students, Good Cause No. 6: 2 students.
For more information about your child's school, you may access the Florida Department of Education at www.fldoe.org (School Grade) or the district's webpage via www.gulf.k12.fl.us. Look under documents for the Student Progression Plan, Code of Conduct, the Title I Parent Involvement Plan, School Improvement Plans, and other documents of interest. The School Public Accountability Report is available on the district's webpage as well as at each school upon request.