K-12 Education

High School Graduation Requirements

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Graduation Requirements

To earn a standard high school diploma from CAVA, full-time virtual students must:
  • Earn a minimum of 24 high school credits, as outlined by the Florida Department of Education - a minimum of 25% of the credits must be completed at CAVA
  • Maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete the ACT, no later than April of the student’s Grade 12 year
  • Complete a minimum of 100 service/community hours, no later than April of the student’s Grade 12 year, at a not-for-profit organization

Credits are Required for Graduation:

Subject Area Credits Note
Theology 4
English 4
Math 4 1 credit – Algebra I
1 credit – Geometry
1 credit – Algebra II
*Algebra I and/or Geometry completed in Grades 6-8 must have the high school course code posted on the transcript 
Science 3 1 credit – Biology (laboratory component)
1 credit – Chemistry (laboratory component)
Social Studies 3 1 credit – World History
1 credit – American History
0.5 credit – American Government
0.5 credit – Economics
Physical Education 1 Course must include the integration of Health
World Languages  2 Same language, taken consecutively (CAVA requirement)
Fine Art/Practical Arts 1 1 credit – Fine Art or Practical Art 
Electives 2

Fulfilling the Digital Learning Act

(Full-time CAVA students fulfill the requirement after successfully completing one CAVA course.)

On June 2, 2011, Governor Rick Scott signed the Digital Learning Act into law as part of House Bill 7197. 

All incoming 9th-grade students in Florida must now complete one high school-level virtual course as a requirement for graduation. An online high school course taken in grades 6–8 fulfills this requirement. Students and parents should talk to their school's counselor if they are still unsure.

Academic Grading System

Grade Numerical Equivalent Standard Weight Honors Weight AP Weight Un-Weighted
A - Excellent 90-100 4.0 5.0 6.0 4.0
B - Good 80-89 3.0 4.0 5.0 3.0
C - Average 70-79 2.0 3.0 4.0 2.0
D - Poor 60-69 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
F - Failure 59-00 0 0.0 0.0 0.0

The grade point average for full-time students is determined by dividing the total credits scheduled into the total sum of quality points earned.
Academic credit will be awarded on a semester basis. Students will receive .5 credit for each semester course completed with a passing grade.

Our Mission

As the first Cognia accredited and Archdiocesan supported virtual Catholic school in the nation, CAVA serves our students by providing flexibility, opportunity, and core values rooted in faith.