Graduation Requirements

Students are required to take at least six classes per day, a total of 24 credits in four years, in order to meet the minimum graduation requirements for the State of Florida.  Students have the opportunity to take one additional class each day, and they can graduate with up to 28 credits. Typically, Verot students earn more credits than the minimum required for graduation. Following is a breakdown of the required courses:

ENGLISH         ............................................................................    4 Credits

RELIGIOUS STUDIES*         ..........................................................    4 Credits

MATHEMATICS         .....................................................................   4 Credits

SCIENCE         ..............................................................................  3 Credits

FOREIGN LANGUAGE         .............................................................   2 Credits

SOCIAL STUDIES          ...............................................................     3 Credits

   Ninth grade - World History or World History Honors

   Tenth grade - American History or American History Honors or  AP European History

   Eleventh grade -  AP U.S. History and/or choice of electives

   Twelfth grade - American Government or American Government Honors or
                            AP American Government and Economics

 

HEALTH/LIFE MANAGEMENT SKILLS           ........................................0.5 Credit

PERSONAL FITNESS         ................................................................0.5 Credit

PRACTICAL or PERFORMING ARTS         ...........................................1.0 Credit

ELECTIVES         ...........................................................................2 Credits

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  = 24
STUDENTS MUST EARN A 2.0 OVERALL GPA TO GRADUATE

*Religious Studies: Transfer students are required to earn 0.5 credit in Religious Studies for each semester they attend Bishop Verot.

Grading, Honor Rolls, and Class Ranking
The numerical grade equivalents  used in determining the grade for each class are as follows:

A     93 - 100 B+     87 - 89 C+     77 - 79 D+     67 - 69 F     0 - 59
A-    90 - 92 B       83 - 86 C       73 - 76 D       60 - 66  
  B-      80 - 82 C-      70 - 72    

 

The final grade for each semester course will be determined by averaging the two quarter grades and the final exam grade. Each quarter will be worth two-fifths and the final exam grade will be worth one-fifth.

All courses offered at BVHS are counted in computing cumulative grade point averages and honor rolls. Students may take approved college level courses, off campus, but they will not count towards GPA. EXCEPTION 1: General policy dictates that courses NOT TAKEN at BVHS will NOT COUNT toward GPA unless prior approval has been received from the Administration  For students who transfer into BVHS, all courses will count towards their GPA and the BVHS method for determining GPA will be applied. EXCEPTION 2:  Students can take up to 4 total credits of Weight Training during their 4 years of high school. Of the 4 credits, 1/2 credit only can be earned during the summer program.

 

For all standard college prep courses, the following standard 4-point scale is used:  

A     4.0 B+     3.33 C+     2.33 D+     1.33 F     0
A-    3.67 B       3.0 C       2.0 D       1.0  
  B-      2.67 C-      1.67    

  

Honors courses are weighted to receive an extra 0.5 grade point value.   The following scale is used:

A     4.5 B+     3.83 C+     2.83 D+     1.83 F     0
A-    4.17 B       3.5 C       2.5 D       1.5  
  B-      3.17 C-      2.17    

  

  

All Advanced Placement courses are weighted to receive an extra 1.0 grade point value.  The following scale is used:

A     5.0 B+     4.33 C+     3.33 D+     2.33 F     0
A-    4.67 B       4.0 C       3.0 D       2.0  
  B-      3.67 C-      2.67