Alabama High School 21st Century Secondary Initiative Graduation Requirements
For the 2010-2011 school year, new 9th grade students will be placed on the Advanced Academic Endorsement diploma track.
Students must earn 28 credits: 4 credits English, 4 credits Science, 4 credits Math to include crunch Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Trigonometry, 4 credits Social Studies, 2 credits World Language, ½ credit Computer Applications, ½ credit Fine Arts, 1 credit Physical Education, ½ credit Health, and 7½ credits of other electives).
In addition, students will need to pass all five parts of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam. ***Should a student and his/her parent or guardian determine that the Advanced Academic Endorsement is not appropriate for the student's educational needs, the parent or guardian may remove the student from the Advanced Academic Endorsement by meeting with the student's counselor and completing the Opt-Out Endorsement Change Request form. This change in endorsement may occur prior to the student entering high school or by the end of the student's 11th grade year.
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