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    Shelton State Community College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addendum C


Alabama High School Graduation Requirements (Alabama Administrative Code 290-3- l-02(8)(a) (b) and (c))

  1. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
    The Alabama courses of study shall be followed in determining minimum required content in each discipline. Students seeking the Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Academic Endorsement shall complete advanced level work in the core curriculum. Students seeking the Alternate Adult High School Diploma shall complete the prescribed credits for the Alabama High School Diploma and pass the test of General Education Development (GED).
  * All four required credits in Social Studies shall comply with the current Alabama Course of Study.
  ** May be waived if competencies outlined in the computer applications course are demonstrated to qualified staff in the local school system, The designated one-half credit shall then be added to the electives credits, making a total of six electives credits.
  *** Students earning the diploma with the advanced academic endorsement shall successfully complete two credits in the same foreign language.
  1. ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS
    Pass the required statewide assessment for graduation
     
  2. ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA WITH CREDIT-BASED ENDORSEMENT
    Effective for students in the twelfth grade during the 2007-2008 school year, local boards of education may offer an Alabama High School Diploma with Credit-Based Endorsement. To earn this endorsement, eligible general education students and students with disabilities, as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, shall complete the required credits in the core curriculum [general education students-AAC Rule 290-3-1-.02(8) (a); students with disabilities –AAC rule 290-3-1-.02 (8)(a) or AAC Rule 290-3-1-.02 (8) (g)] for an Alabama diploma. Effective for students entering the ninth grade in the 2009-2010 school year, one Career/Technical Education (CTE) credit is required.

    Eligible students for the Alabama High School Diploma with Credit-Based Endorsement are those who have taken the Alabama High School Graduation Exam through the 12th grade and have passed three of the five subject-area tests of the exam. Students must pass reading, mathematics, and one of the science, language, or social studies subject-area tests.
Course  Requirements

Alabama High School Diploma Credits

Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Academic Endorsement Credits Alternate Adult High School Diploma Credits
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 4 4 4
       
Four credits to include the equivalent of:      
English 9 1 1 1
English 10 1 1 1
English 11 1 1 1
English 12 1 1 1
       
MATHEMATICS 4 4 4
       
Four credits to include the equivalent of:      
Algebra I 1 1 1
Geometry 1 1 1
Algebra II with Trigonometry   1  
Mathematics Elective 2 1 1
       
SCIENCE 4 4 4
       
Four credits to include the equivalent of:      
Biology 1 1 1
A Physical Science 1 1 1
Science Electives 2 2 2
       
SOCIAL STUDIES 4 4 4
       
Four credits to include the equivalent of:      
Grade 9 Social Studies 1 1 1
Grade 10 Social Studies 1 1 1
Grade 11 Social Studies 1 1 1
Grade 12 Social Studies 1 1 1
       
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 1 1
       
HEALTH EDUCATION 0.5 0.5 0.5
       
ARTS EDUCATION 0.5 0.5 0.5
       
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 0.5 0.5 0.5
       
FOREIGN LANGUAGE   2  
       
ELECTIVES* 5.5 3.5 5.5
       
TOTAL CREDITS 24 24 24
       
*Local boards shall offer foreign languages, fine arts, physical education, wellness education, career/ technical education, and driver education as electives.