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Graduation Requirements

NCA offers multiple types of diplomas.

  1. Florida Standard Diploma: The Florida standard diploma is earned when meeting the requirements listed on the FLDOE website.
  2. Florida Scholar Diploma: The Florida Scholar diploma is earned when meeting the requirements listed on the FLDOE website.
  3. NCA Diploma: The NCA diploma has the same total credits as the Florida standard diploma but has some specific subject requirements listed below.
  4. NCA Scholar Diploma: The NCA Scholar Diploma has the same requirements as the NCA diploma with the additional requirement of 28 credits and a 3.5 Unweighted GPA.

The following is required to earn a NCA diploma.

  • 24 credits
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must pass the Grade 10 ELA assessment or ACT/SAT concordant score.
  • Must pass Algebra 1 EOC
  • A 20 page Senior Thesis is required for graduation.
  • 2 years of World Language (including 1 year of Latin)
Subject Florida Standard
Diploma Required Credits
NCA Required Credits
English Language Arts
  1. Ancient Literature (1)
  2. British Literature Honors (1)
  3. American Literature (1)
  4. Modern Literature (1)
  5. Logic (.5)
  6. Rhetoric (.5)
4 5
Mathematics
  1. Algebra 1 (1)
  2. Geometry (1)
  3. Algebra 2 (1)
  4. Math Elective (1)
4 4
Science*
  1. Biology 1
  2. Chemistry 1
  3. Physics 1
  4. One Science Elective (1)

*2 must have a lab component

3 4
Social Studies
  1. Ancient World History (1)
  2. European History (1)
  3. American History (1)
  4. Modern World History (1)
  5. Economics (.5)
  6. American Government & Political Thought (1)
  7. Introduction Moral  Philosophy (.5)
  8. Moral Philosophy Honors (1)
3 7
World Language
  1. Latin (taken in 9th-12th grade)
  2. One other language course
0 2
Performing Fine Arts
  1. Music History 
    or
  2. Art History Honors
1 1
PE
  1. (HOPE) (on-line)
    or
  2. Personal Fitness (.5 credit) and Fitness Lifestyle Design (.5 credit)
    or
  3. Personal Fitness (.5 credit) and Outdoor Education (.5 credit)
1 1
Electives 8  
Total 24 24

 

Physical Education and Online Courses

These include one online course and one credit of Physical Education (to include the integration of health). NCA recommends that students take the online course after completing the 8thh grade during the summer or after school hours prior to their Senior year.

Florida Virtual School (FLVS) has a number of options that qualify for the Physical Education and online requirements:

  1. Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE) (1 credit)
  2. Personal Fitness (.5 credit) and Fitness Lifestyle Design (.5 credit)
  3. Personal Fitness (.5 credit) and Outdoor Education (.5 credit)