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ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL NEW DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS FEBRUARY 19-20, 2013.

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1 ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL NEW DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS FEBRUARY 19-20, 2013

2 Greetings and Introductions Session Outcomes Diploma Overview Diploma/Subject Area Analysis Equivalent/Substitute Courses for Students with Disabilities Questions AGENDA

3 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

4 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

5 DIPLOMA OVERVIEW Elements That Are Different Computer ApplicationsNo longer required Foreign LanguagesNo longer required Arts EducationNo longer required Career PreparednessRequired (New) CTE/Arts/Foreign LanguagesRequired w/options (New) Number of ElectivesReduced

6 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

7 CREDITS English Language Arts 4 Mathematics 4 Science 4 Social Studies 4 Physical Education 1 Health Education 0.5 Career Preparedness 1 CTE/Foreign Language/Arts Education 3 Electives 2.5 Total Credits Required 24

8 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS English 9, 10, 11, and 12 or any AP/IB/postsecondary equivalent option of these courses

9 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

10 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

11 SOCIAL STUDIES World History, U.S. History x 2, and Government/Economics or AP/IB/postsecondary equivalent courses.

12 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

13 HEALTH EDUCATION Alabama Course of Study: Health Education

14 CAREER PREPAREDNESS Career Preparedness Course (Career and Academic Planning, Computer Applications, Financial Literacy)

15 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

16 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.

17 ELECTIVES Required areas for offerings: Foreign Languages* Fine Arts* Physical Education* Wellness Education* Vocational and Technical Preparation* (Career/Technical Education) Driver Education** *Code of Alabama **Alabama Administrative Code

18 Special Education

19 MULTIPLE PATHWAYS General Courses/AP/IB/Postsecondary Equivalent Courses *Essentials/Life Skill Courses **Alternate Achievement Standards Course.

20 FOCUS 4X4 PLAN 4 English 4 Mathematics 4 Science 4 Social Studies

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 OTHER REQUIRED COURSES Physical Education Health Education Career Preparedness CTE/Foreign Language/Arts Education Electives

26 PHYSICAL EDUCATION LIFE—Personal Fitness One JROTC credit may be used to meet this requirement or Adapted Physical Education

27 HEALTH EDUCATION Health Education or **AAS Pre-Vocational, **AAS Vocational, **AAS Community-based Instruction **AAS Elective Course

28 CAREER PREPAREDNESS Career and Academic Planning Computer Applications Financial Literacy or **AAS Life Skills

29 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

30 COURSE SEQUENCES (refer to AHSD Requirements FAQs)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

31 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

32 Contacts Cynthia C. Brown, Curriculum Director Nan Burgess, Ed.D., Career and Technical Education Administrator Alicia Myrick, Special Education Administrator


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