Courses of Study
CAREER PREPARATORY: This course of study includes one of the following career/technical education programs and prepares the student to attend a community college or an adult technical center: Agriscience, Business echnology, Health Science, Family and Consumer Sciences, Industrial Education, Marketing and Diversified Education, Public Service, or Technology Education. Students attempting to earn a Gold Seal Vocational scholarship are encouraged to contact a counselor for additional information.
COLLEGE PREPARATORY/CAREER PREPARATORY: This course of study is designed to prepare students for a 4-year college or university through a combination of academic and career/technical courses. To enter a Florida university, the student must fulfill the requirements of courses identified by the Florida State University System. In addition, the student is expected to take the CPT, SAT, or ACT prior to graduation and score at or above the established statewide passing score in each test area. As a student nears graduation, he/she may opt to complete either the College Prep or Career Prep option instead of the combination.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE: This course of study is similar to the Advanced College Prep option, but also meets standards set forth by the International Bacalaureate Organization (IBO). For more information, please visit the IB section of SCHS's website.
Graduation requirements change periodically. It is the student's responsiblity to be familiar with their requirements and stay on track.
Currently, Hillsborough County Public Schools is in the middle of a shift in graduation requiremets, which results in many grade levels having different graduation requirements this year.
All of this information (and more)
is also available in the Senior Handbook!
For even more helpful information, check out the HCPS Student Handbook. It contains information about
STAY ON TRACK! In between meetings with your counselor, you can log on anytime to Florida Virtual Campus to see all your current credits.
HILLSBOROUGH VIRTUAL SCHOOL
Virtual school can be a good option to get ahead on some of your graduation requirements. We are transitioning from Florida Virtual School to Hillsborough Virtual School. Your username and password will not change, but if you are registering for new courses, please select HVS as your school option. Please see a counselor before signing up.
Click here for detailed instructions on the registration process.
The Extended Learning Program (ELP) is also available from 3:10 PM to 4:10 PM Monday through Thursday.
TELP is also available to IB and SCHS Pre-IB students riding the bus. Tutors will be available at all bus hubs beginning the first day of school.
TELP at SCHS will be held in room 821.
Check out the school district's math curriculum page for even more math help.
Also, check out these awesome sites for free videos and tutorials on all things academic:
Khan Academy and Khan for Smartphones
Wolfram Alpha- Way more than a search engine. A Knowledge Engine.
Access to Common Core standards at home! See this flyer.
It's important to stay up to date on your GPA. Check out this explanation for all the different GPAs you see on your report card. Remember, bonus points are added to your GPA for Honors, AP and IB courses. GPAs are on a 4.0 scale.