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Talented Twenty Program

The Talented Twenty program supports efforts to better prepare students for life and work in the 21st century. The purpose of the Talented Twenty program is to guarantee admission to one of the 12 state universities for students who succeed in their respective K-12 public schools and to encourage students to strive for better grades and pursue rigorous academic courses. This document includes information regarding the guidelines to determine students in the top 20 percent of their graduating class and the specifications they must meet to be eligible for the Talented Twenty program. A district has the responsibility of identifying the top 20 percent from each eligible high school’s graduating class and must submit data for those meeting the required specifications.

To qualify for the Talented Twenty program, a student must:

  • Be enrolled in a Florida public high school and graduate with a standard diploma.
  • Be ranked in the top 20% of the class after the posting of seventh semester grades.
  • Submit SAT scores from the College Board, or ACT scores from ACT, Inc., or CLT scores from Classic Learning Initiatives, LLC prior to enrollment to a university in the State University System (SUS). 
  • Met the minimum SUS admissions eligibility requirements outlined in the Board of Governors Regulation 6.002 (PDF).

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