Island Christian School students must complete a minimum of 25 high school credits in grades 9 -12 before graduation. Students must adhere to s. 1003.43(5)(d), F.S. which states that a student must hold or surpass a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in these graduation credits. Island Christian School continues to follow 1003.43(1) which identifies the required courses for graduation. It is the intent of ICS to be sure that our graduation requirements adequately prepare our students for college entrance and meet or surpass the graduation requirements as established by the state of Florida. Therefore, Island Christian does not issue standard diplomas to students who have completed less than four years of high school or less than the state’s top requirements. Students must be in attendance for ICS classes on campus during their eighth semester in order to participate in graduation ceremonies.
Graduation requirements are established based on the year a student enters the 9th grade for the first time. Island Christian will continue to revise requirements as needed to stay in line with the state requirements.
From 2009 - 2015, Spiritual Development classes earned only ½ credit for the year; some rotating electives will earn ½ credit or less, depending on the number of completed hours. Beginning with 2015-2016, Bible classes again earn 1 full credit per year.
Please be sure to read and study the following charts, especially the column which relates to your year of graduation.