Florida's New Career and Technical Education High School Graduation Pathway Option

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, a student in Florida may earn a standard high school diploma through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathway option. Every school district must begin offering this option. The CTE Pathway Diploma option is a great way to provide CTE experiences to more of our Florida High School students. The exposure to CTE, industry credentials, and workplace learning can help all students be more prepared for both college and careers. check wth your local school district offices to learn what pathways they are planning to offer and encourage them to offer pathways that support manufacturing careers.

To earn a standard high school diploma through the new pathway option, a student must meet the following criteria*:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 18 credits.
  • Have a minimum, cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Meet the requirements of  
    • 4 English credits
    • 4 Math credits
    • 3 Science credits
    • 3 Social studies credits
  • Complete two credits in career and technical education
  • Complete two credits in work-based learning programs.

*There are details about each of these criteria on the FLDOE website where there are also additional resources for implementing the pathways.  http://www.fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/career-tech-edu/pathways-option.stml 

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