Merit and Scholar Designations for Standard Diplomas


Standard Diploma

(Core Requirements Only)

Merit Designation

Standard plus…

Scholar Designation

Standard plus…


4 credits ELA I, II, III, and IV

MP Gr. 10 FCAT Reading


MP ELA III assessment


Algebra I, MP EOC, EOC=30% of course grade

Geometry, EOC=30% of course grade

2 other courses


Algebra II, MP EOC

Statistics/Equally rigorous course


Biology, EOC=30% of course grade

2 Equally rigorous courses


MP Biology EOC


Equally rigorous course

Social Studies

U.S. History,  EOC=30% of course grade

World History

1/2 Economics, 1/2 U.S. Government.


MP U.S. History EOC



Earn one or more industry certifications

2 credits in same foreign language




1 credit in an AP/IB/AICE/dual enrollment course