Florida eighth graders will pick “majors” to study in high school, ranging from humanities, science and music to web designer, florist assistant and salon services assistant. Each high school will decide which of 138 state-approved majors to offer.
Every high school, alternative and charter school that offers grades nine through 12 created majors based on the school’s curriculum, magnet programs and career academies. Each has about a dozen majors or more to choose from. Majors in foreign languages, language arts, science, social studies and mathematics can be found at most schools..
Charters and alternative schools have fewer, with some schools offering only two or three options.
Beginning next school year, each student entering high school must earn four credits in a major area of interest, as well as four credits in elective courses, to graduate. Students can switch their major once each year
.Some of the majors are insanely specific: sports and recreational turf operation, assistant automotive detailing specialist, air conditioning, refrigeration and heating specialist. It’s hard to imagine 13-year-olds who long for a career washing cars or sweeping up at the beauty salon.
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