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

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

  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. 12-11-12

  5. 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

  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. CTEAND/ORFOREIGN LANGUAGEAND/ORARTS 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 • ENGLISH9, 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 • MATHEMATICSAlgebra 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 • SCIENCEBiology 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 LANGUAGEAND/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) • 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