CTE Pathway Option for a Standard High School Diploma


Career and Technical Education Graduation Pathway Option

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, a student may earn a standard high school diploma through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathway option.

To earn a standard high school diploma through this pathway option, a student must:

  • 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 (including the statewide grade 10 Reading assessment or the grade 10 ELA assessment, or earn a concordant score)
    • 4 Math credits (including the statewide Algebra I EOC assessment, or earn a comparative score)
    • 3 Science credits
    • 3 Social studies credits
  • Complete two credits in career and technical education. The courses must result in a program completion and an industry certification. 
  • Complete two credits in work-based learning programs. A student may substitute up to two credits of electives, including one-half credit in financial literacy, for work-based learning program courses to fulfill this requirement. 

Each district school board must incorporate the CTE pathway option into the student progression plan required under s. 1008.25. 

Please visit the following page for comprehensive information on High School Graduation Requirements.

Support Documents

  1. A listing of courses in the Course Code Directory that fulfill the work-based learning component of the CTE pathway option (Excel)
  2. A listing of CTE programs and associated CTE courses that fulfill the CTE program component of the CTE pathway option (Excel)
  3. Multi-year listing of eligible industry certifications that fulfill the industry certification component of the CTE pathway option (Excel)