"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your
good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

- Matthew 5:16 


Academics

The Archdiocese of Miami - Virtual Catholic School (ADOM-VCS) offers a rigorous full-time and part-time curriculum that emphasizes Catholic principles, and is facilitated by innovative, state-certified teachers. Colleges and universities nationwide recognize the curriculum, credit-recovery courses, and high school diploma. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops endorses the ADOM-VCS curriculum as well.

ADOM-VCS offers a comprehensive curriculum intended to address the learning needs of all students. The program offers a college preparatory curriculum. Students are scheduled into class levels (General, Honors, and Advanced Placement) that meet their individual needs. The courses are spread over 9 disciplines: Theology, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Physical Education, Practical Arts, and Fine Arts.

We follow an academic path that meets the high school requirements for the State of Florida; however, we can also create an academic plan that fulfills the requirements of another state and/or an academic plan for a student that wants to enroll in enrichment credits to earn additional credits.


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

0.0


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.

High School Graduation Requirements
Standard Diploma

The ADOM-VCS follows a 24 credit full-time program, over four years, as outlined by the Florida Dept. of Education

Revised: May 31, 2022

Subject Area

Credits

Note

Theology

4

 

English

4

 

Math

4

1 credit – Algebra I
1 credit – Geometry
1 credit – Algebra II
An 8th grade credit can be approved for Algebra I, if the course was taught by a certified teacher in the 9th grade Math level [or higher] and that state code is the equivalent of the 9th grade Algebra I course

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 Govt.
0.5 credit – Economics

Physical Education

1

Course must include the integration of Health

World Languages
*ADOM-VCS requirement

2

Courses must be in the same language, taken consecutively

Fine Art/Practical Arts

1

1 credit – Fine Art or Practical Art 

Electives

2

http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7764/urlt/StandardDiplomaRequirements.pdf

Full-time students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 State GPA (un-weighted), on a 4.0 scale.
Full-time Grade 12 students, that have ADOM-VCS as the school of record and will be earning their diploma via ADOM-VCS,
must complete a minimum of 100 service hours and take the ACT.
The ADOM-VCS does not rank students. However, estimated class rankings can be determined for the express purpose of college entrance requirements.

Fulfilling the Digital Learning Act

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.

Full-time ADOM-VCS students fulfill the 1 Online Course requirement after successfully completing one ADOM-VCS course.

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    What does the poor man do at the rich man’s door, the sick man in the presence of his physician, the thirsty man at a limpid stream? What they do, I do before the Eucharistic God. I pray. I adore. I love.
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    ADOM-VCS curriculum is fully accredited. We offer over 100 courses for students in grades kindergarten through high school. Our curriculum includes core courses, theology, electives, dual enrollments, honors, and Advanced Placement (AP).

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