Middle Grades Promotion Requirements


In order for a student to be promoted to high school from the middle grades, they must successfully complete the following courses:

  • Three middle grades or higher* courses in English language arts.
  • Three middle grades or higher* courses in mathematics.
  • Three middle grades or higher* courses in science.
  • Three middle grades or higher* courses in social studies.
    • One of these social studies courses must be Civics. There is a statewide, standardized end-of-course exam for Civics that must be taken and factored in as 30% of a student’s course grade.
  • One course in career and education planning.

*May include high school courses for high school credit.

The statutory requirements for middle grades promotion are found in section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes.

The statutory requirements for physical education (one semester each year) are found in section 1003.455, Florida Statutes.