Mr. Jeff Sudduth, Counselor
|Jeff Sudduth, Guidance Counselor
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Creating a 4-Year Student Education Plan
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Students are required to have at least 24 credits to graduate. Credits are earned during 9th -12th grades. Credit classes are given a half credit each semester. At the end of a student’s 8th grade year, it is time for parents and students to choose a plan for which diploma track the students will take. It is important to make an informed decision, so the following information has been provided to assist in making a decision:
Students will take the required four core subjects each year from 9th -12th grade; however, there are some distinct differences in the specific courses that may be taken. Also there are different electives provided and/or required according to the diploma choice.
If any credit classes are failed, credit is not given for those classes; therefore, classes will need to be made up through summer school or correspondence courses. One requirement for Advanced Diploma is that all classes must be taken on campus.
Students must pass all parts of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam in order to graduate for both the Standard and Advance Diploma.
Students who choose the Standard Diploma Track will attend the Winston County Technical Center during their 10th, 11th, and 12th grade years.