Dallas County High School    Plantersville, AL

Graduation Requirements

PROMOTION POLICY AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The State Board of Education has approved six diploma options for students:  three diplomas and three endorsements.  These options are the Alabama High School Diploma, the Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Academic Endorsement, the Alabama High School Diploma with Career/Technical Endorsement, the Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Career/Technical Endorsement, and the Alternate Adult High School Diploma.

Effective for students who begin the ninth grade in the 1998-99 school year, in order to earn an Alabama High School Diploma, students must successfully complete the ASHGE and earn the requirements for the Alabama High School Diploma or the Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Academic Endorsement.  Students in Dallas County must meet the following requirements.

Class of 2002 and Thereafter

Alabama High School Diploma
    English ( 4 credits)
          English 9
          English 10
          English 11
          English 12

    Mathematics (4 credits)
          Algebra I
          Geometry
          *2 math electives

    Science (4 credits)
          Physical Science
          Biology
          2 Science electives

    Social Studies (4 credits)
          World History & Geography Since 1500
          U.S. History & Geography: Beginnings to 1900
          U.S. History & Geography: 1900 to the Present
          American Government1/2 credit)
          Principles of Economics (1/2 credit)

    Life PE (1 credit)
    Health Education (1 credit)
    Fine Arts (1/2 credit)
    Computer Applications (1/2 credit)

   **Electives (7 1/2 credits)

    Total credits requird for students completing a 2-year program at the Career Technical
     Center: 26

Alabama High School Diploma With Advanced Academic Endorsement
    
English (4 credits)
         English  9
         English 10
         English 11
         English 12

    Mathematics (4 credits)
         Algebra I
         Geometry
         Algebra II
         Advanced Math

    Science (4 credits)
         Physical Science
         Advanced Biology
         Chemistry
         Physics

    Social Studies (4 credits)
         World History & Geography Since 1500
         U.S. History & Geography: Beginnings to 1900
         U.S. History & Geography: 1900 to the Present
         American Government/Principles of Economics

    Physical Education (1 credit)
    Health Education (1 credit)
    Fine Arts (1 credit)
    Computer Application (1 credit)
    Foreign Language (2 credits)
    Electives (6 credits)

    Total Credits:  28

*Students graduating beginning in 2010 are required to complete Algebra II or Algebra IIw/
Trigonometry 
as one of their math requirements.  Students may NOT receive credit for both of these courses. (Ala. Admin. Code)
 
A total of 28 units must be eared for graduation.  Seven credits must be earned for advancement to a 10th grade homeroom.  Fourteen units must be earned to advance to an 11th grade homeroom.  Twenty units must be earned to advance to a 12th grade homeroom. Electives may vary due to available personnel.  Students may take any courses in the curriculum for which they meet the prerequisites.  Students who pass the computer literacy test in the 8th grade are not required to complete a computer course.  English and math courses must be taken insequence.