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ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL
NEW DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
FEBRUARY 19-20, 2013
AGENDA
•Greetings and Introductions
•Session Outcomes
•Diploma Overview
•Diploma/Subject Area Analysis
•Equivalent/Substitute Courses for Students with Disabilities
•Questions
SESSION OUTCOMES
Participants will:
• Become acquainted with requirements for Alabama’s
new high school diploma
• Receive an analysis of each subject area
• Become aware of sample course pathways to obtaining
the new diploma (Equivalent/Substitute for Students
with Disabilities)
• Receive answers to your questions concerning the new
diploma
ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
This one approach to the Alabama High School Diploma removes the need for endorsements or the Alabama Occupational Diploma. The focus
will be on the coursework taken that necessitates a clearly articulated and individualized four-year high school plan built for each student based
on the results from the EXPLORE academic and career interest assessment and middle school coursework.
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DIPLOMA OVERVIEW
Elements That Are Different
Computer Applications
No longer required
Foreign Languages
No longer required
Arts Education
No longer required
Career Preparedness
Required (New)
CTE/Arts/Foreign Languages
Required w/options (New)
Number of Electives
Reduced
OVERVIEW
Implementation Date—2013
Required Credits—24
Required Core Credits—16 (4 X 4)
ELA—Minimum of 4
Math—Minimum of 4
Science—Minimum of 4
Social Studies—Minimum of 4
Other Required Courses and Credits
LIFE (P.E.)—1
Health—.5
Career Preparedness—1
CTE and/or Foreign Language and/or Arts Ed.—3
Electives—2.5
CREDITS
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English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Physical Education
Health Education
Career Preparedness
CTE/Foreign Language/Arts Education
Electives
Total Credits Required
4
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3
2.5
24
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
• English 9, 10, 11, and 12
or any AP/IB/postsecondary equivalent
option of these courses
MATHEMATICS
• Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II w/Trig or
Algebra II, or their equivalent
• Additional course(s) to complete the four
credits in mathematics must be chosen from
the Alabama Course of Study: Mathematics or
CTE/AP/IB/postsecondary equivalent courses
SCIENCE
• Biology and “ a physical science”
• The third and fourth science credits may be
used to meet both the science and CTE course
requirements and must be chosen from the
Alabama Course of Study: Science or
CTE/AP/IB/postsecondary equivalent courses
SOCIAL STUDIES
• World History, U.S. History x 2, and
Government/Economics or
AP/IB/postsecondary equivalent courses.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Alabama Course of Study: Physical Education
• Lifelong Individualized Fitness Education
(LIFE—Personal Fitness)
• One Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
(JROTC) credit may be used to meet this
requirement
HEALTH EDUCATION
• Alabama Course of Study: Health Education
CAREER PREPAREDNESS
• Career Preparedness Course (Career and
Academic Planning, Computer Applications,
Financial Literacy)
CAREER PREPAREDNESS A
Components (½ Credit):
• Career development and academic planning
• Computer skills application
CAREER PREPAREDNESS B
Components (½ Credit):
• Career development and academic planning
• Financial literacy knowledge
CTE
AND/OR
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
AND/OR
ARTS EDUCATION
• Students choosing CTE, Foreign Language,
and/or Arts Education are encouraged to
complete two courses in sequence.
ELECTIVES
• Required areas for offerings:
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Foreign Languages*
Fine Arts*
Physical Education*
Wellness Education*
Vocational and Technical Preparation*
(Career/Technical Education)
• Driver Education**
*Code of Alabama
**Alabama Administrative Code
Special Education
MULTIPLE PATHWAYS
• General Courses/AP/IB/Postsecondary Equivalent Courses
• *Essentials/Life Skill Courses
• **Alternate Achievement Standards Course.
FOCUS
4X4 PLAN
• 4 English
• 4 Mathematics
• 4 Science
• 4 Social Studies
MULTIPLE PATHWAYS
• ENGLISH 9, 10, 11, and 12 or
any AP/IB/postsecondary
equivalent courses
• or *English Essentials 9, 10, 11,
and 12
• or **AAS English 9, 10, 11, and
12
MULTIPLE PATHWAYS
• MATHEMATICS Algebra I,
Geometry, and Algebra II with Trig or
Algebra II or CTE/AP/IB/postsecondary
equivalent courses
• or *Algebraic Essentials A & B and
Geometry Essentials A & B (students
taking Algebraic Concepts in Grade 9
are not required to take Geometry B)
• or **AAS Mathematics 9, 10, 11, and 12
MULTIPLE PATHWAYS
• SCIENCE Biology and “ a physical
science” or CTE/AP/IB/postsecondary
equivalent courses
• or *Life Skills Science I, II, III, and IV
• or **AAS Science 9, 10, 11, and 12
MULTIPLE PATHWAYS
• SOCIAL STUDIES World History,
U.S. History x 2, and
Government/Economics or
AP/IB/postsecondary equivalent courses
• or *World History for Living, U.S.
History for Living 10, U.S. History for
Living 11, and Economics for
Living/U.S. Government for Living
• or **AAS Social Studies 9, 10, 11, and
12
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES
• Physical Education
• Health Education
• Career Preparedness
• CTE/Foreign Language/Arts Education
• Electives
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
• LIFE—Personal Fitness
One JROTC credit may be used to
meet this requirement
• or Adapted Physical Education
HEALTH EDUCATION
• Health Education or
• **AAS Pre-Vocational,
• **AAS Vocational,
• **AAS Community-based Instruction
• **AAS Elective Course
CAREER PREPAREDNESS
• Career and Academic Planning
• Computer Applications
• Financial Literacy or
• **AAS Life Skills
CTE AND/OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE
AND/OR ARTS EDUCATION
• 2 CTE Courses and Workforce
Essentials (or Transition Services
II if Workforce Essentials is not
offered in your LEA) or
• **AAS Life Skills
COURSE SEQUENCES
(refer to AHSD Requirements FAQs)
 2 Foreign Language courses (same language) and 1 CTE course
or 1 Arts Education course = 3
 3 CTE courses and no Foreign Language course and no Arts
Education course = 3
 2 CTE courses and 1 Foreign Language course or 1 Arts
Education course = 3
ELECTIVES
• Cooperative Education
Seminar/Work Based Experience (or
Life Skills (LS) Occupational
Preparation) or
• **AAS Pre-Vocational
• **AAS Vocational
• **AAS Community Based
Instruction
• **AAS Elective Course

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