Collegiate High School

The Collegiate High School is located in the Raymond B. and Leila Hobbs Center for Teaching Excellence in building 11 on the Pensacola campus. A generous donor provided the funds which created the Raymond B. and Leila Hobbs Center for Teaching Excellence to honor the Hobbses, who dedicated their lives to teaching and learning.

The Collegiate High School has a long tradition of providing quality education to students 16 years of age or older in the greater Northwest Florida area. Over the 60 year history, more high school diplomas have been awarded through the Pensacola State College Collegiate High School than any other similar program in Florida.


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High School Program

High school courses are made available to a Florida resident who wishes to continue his or her education. The primary purpose of the Collegiate High School is to provide an individual the opportunity to earn a traditional high school diploma in an accelerated amount of time. Courses offered in this program are the same as those offered in a traditional high school program. A student earns high school credit in about half the time required in a regular high school. Individualized programs meet specific interests and academic goals of the student. Academic competency is a consequence of good learning skills, learning confidence, and self-discipline. Thus, the Collegiate High School faculty and staff assist the student in the development of life skills that will enhance future success.

Not all courses are offered every session. Each current and prospective student should contact the Collegiate High School for the current course schedule and make an appointment with a Collegiate High School counselor for advising.

Dual Enrollment Program

Dual enrollment is an acceleration program that allows an eligible high school student to simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma and toward an associate degree or certificate. For additional information and eligibility requirements, contact a Collegiate High School counselor.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

A Collegiate High School student is eligible to apply for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. This program rewards a Florida high school graduate who has demonstrated high academic achievement.

Enrollment Fees

As of July 1, 2011, Pensacola State College began assessing a one-time per semester enrollment fee for Collegiate High School students (excluding transient students). There are three semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) per academic year. The fee remains the same, regardless of how many credits a student takes each semester.

Fee Schedule

Florida law requires all students (Florida Residents, Alabama Residents and all other out-of state students) pay $30.00 per semester.

Semester Schedule

A full-time Collegiate High School student can earn as many as two years of high school credit in nine months. This accelerated program offers courses during two 8-week sessions in the fall semester, two 8-week sessions during the spring semester, and two 6-week sessions during the summer semester. 

Graduation Requirements for Collegiate High School

High School Diploma Requirements:

Students must successfully complete one of the folling diploma options:
  • 24-credit standard diploma (F.S. 228.0422)
  • 18-credit Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) option (F.S. 1002.3105)
Students must pass the following statewide assessments:
  • FCAT, FCAT 2.0 Reading, Grade 10 ELA (or ACT/SAT concordant score)
  • Algebra I end-of-course (EOC) or a comparative score on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.)

Students must participate in the EOC assessments and the results constitute 30 percent of the final course grade. These assessments are in the following subjects:

  • Algebra I*
  • Biology I
  • Geometry*
  • U.S. History
Acieve a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all courses attempted in high school.

Earn at least three high school credits in residence at Pensacola State College Collegiate High School. One of the three required credits may be earned through dual enrollment.

Upon satisfactory completion of the high school program, Pensacola State College awards the graduate a high school diploma.

High School Course Requirements

24-Credit Option  


4 credits


4 credits


3 credits

Social Studies

3 credits

Performing/Practical Arts

1 credit

Health/First Aid

1 credit


8 credits

1 Online Course

18-Credit ACCEL Option

English 4 credits
Mathematics 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Social Studies 3 credits
Performing/Practical Arts  1 credit


3 credits

Note: Each student is required to purchase textbooks used in the Collegiate High School program. In addition, each student is required to wear his or her Pensacola State College ID while on the Collegiate High School campus.