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Secondary Curriculum

Welcome to Secondary Curriculum

Approximately 20,000 ninth through 12th grade students are enrolled in Volusia County's 10 high schools. All public high school programs meet or exceed state requirements. Extensive offerings are available in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, music, art, computer education, foreign language, career and technical education, and physical education.

All standard high schools also have specialized computer-assisted learning labs that may be used for a variety of purposes including test review and remediation. Specific courses, including elective offering, vary between schools based on student demand, community needs and staff availability.

Extra and co-curricular programs include:

  • Student government
  • Service organizations
  • Special interest clubs
  • Band, chorus, theater
  • Athletic teams

Volusia County’s 14 middle schools serve approximately 15,000 students through grades 6, 7, and 8. Each middle school has distinguishing characteristics that match the needs and traits of the students who attend the school. Middle schools offer the following components in order to provide an excellent educational experience to students:

  • District-wide Curriculum
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching Approaches
  • Daily Physical Education​
  • House Leaders (Assistant Principals)
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Unified Arts/Exploratory Courses
  • Grade-level Houses

Exciting opportunities for academic competition include:

  • Literacy Fair
  • Science Fair
  • Social Studies Fair
  • Fitness Festival
  • Science Olympiad
  • World Languages Festival
  • Numerous music festivals and competitions, as well as community and school art shows and displays.

These offerings are dependent upon the specific needs of each high school community.


​To graduate from a Volusia County high school, students must earn a minimum of 24 credits. Some high schools offer specialized programs that may require specific courses beyond the 24 credit minimum. Interested parties should review the individual requirements of the school their child will attend.

In addition to course work, students must also meet the following three criteria to earn a regular high school diploma:

  • achieve a minimum score on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).
  • maintain an unweighted cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for courses required for graduation; and  
  • meet attendance requirements as prescribed by school board policy.

Standard Diploma Charts by Year

This document will provide you with the Standard Diploma Requirements based on the year the student entered the ninth grade.

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