Standard Diploma Requirements
For information related to diploma options, please refer to the document link below.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program application will open on January 11, 2021. The Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides academic advising, along with financial support for school, summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.
Eligible applicants should:
- Be entering 8th grade in the fall of 2021.
- Have earned all As and Bs since the beginning of 6th grade.
- Reside in the U.S. and plan to attend high school in the U.S.
- Demonstrate financial need with a maximum adjusted gross income of $95,000.
Director, Outreach and Partnerships
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
College Board Information
Students wishing to take Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, the PSAT, the SAT, and/or the ACT must contact their zoned brick and mortar school.
Reading Scholarship Accounts
On March 23, 2020, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran issued Emergency Order No. 2020-EO-01 cancelling all statewide assessments for the 2019-20 school year. Given this new directive, the department developed new eligibility criteria for the Reading Scholarship Account. Therefore, for the 2020-21 school year, students will be eligible for a $500 stipend to cover an array of reading remediation supports (including district-run programs) if they fall into one or all of the following priority-ordered categories:
• Students in grades 3 through 5 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and scored a Level 1 or 2 on their most recent Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)-ELA, or in 2019-20 were identified with a substantial deficiency in reading based on their most recent available screening and progress monitoring assessment, and are classified as an English Language Learner (ELL) enrolled in a program or receiving services that are specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of ELL students;
• Students in grades 3 through 5 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and scored a Level 1 or 2 on their most recent FSA-ELA or in 2019-20 were identified with a substantial deficiency in reading based on their most recent available screening and progress monitoring assessment;
• Students in grades 3-5 who are enrolled in one of Florida’s 300 Lowest-Performing Elementary Schools in 2018-19; or
• Students in grades 3-5 who are enrolled in one of Florida’s elementary schools that earned a D or F school grade in 2018-19.
Parents of students who meet any of the above requirements may apply using the attached form by going to the Step Up For Students website. Parents who have additional questions may email [email protected], or call 877-735-7837.