• Montgomery PS
Honors Program

Alabama High School Diploma with Career/Technical Endorsement and Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Career/Technical Endorsement

Course Requirements

Students may earn an Alabama High School Diploma with Career/Technical Endorsement or an Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Career/Technical Endorsement by completing the required credits in the core curriculum consistent with guidelines established by the State Department of Education and local boards and a coherent sequence of three career/technical courses in a career major. For the advanced career/technical endorsement, advanced-level work must be completed; and core curriculum requirements may be satisfied by credit earned through applied academic courses or embedded or substitute credit situations.

Alabama High School Diploma with

Course Requirements

Career/Technical Endorsement Credits

Advanced Career/Technical Endorsement Credits

English Language Arts

4

4

Four credits to include the equivalent of: English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12

1

1

1

1
1
1
1

Mathematics

4

4

Three credits to include the equivalent of:
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II with Trigonometry
Mathematics Electives (1 may be embedded)

1
1
2

1
1
1
1

Science

4

4

Two credits to include the equivalent of::
Biology
A physical science
Science Electives (1 may be embedded or substituted)


1
2

1
1
2

Social Studies*

4

4

Four credits to include the equivalent of::
Grade 9 Social Studies
Grade 10 Social Studies
Grade 11 Social Studies
Grade 12 Social Studies

1

1
1

1
1
1
1

Physical Education

1

1

Health Education

0.5

0.5

Arts Education

0.5

0.5

Computer Applications

1

1

Career/Technical Education
(Sequenced program of courses)***

3

3

Electives****

2

2

Local boards shall offer foreign languages, arts education, physical education, wellness education, career/technical preparation, and driver education as elective credits. Local boards are not required to implement this diploma endorsement.

Total Credits

24

24

* All four required credits in Social Studies shall comply with the current Alabama Course of Study.

** May be waived if competencies outlined in the computer applications course are demonstrated to qualified staff in the local school system. The designated one credit will then be added to the elective credits, making a total of three elective credits.

 *** The Alabama courses of study shall be followed in determining minimum requirements for the coherent sequence of career/technical education courses.

**** Students may earn the advanced career/technical and the advanced academic endorsements concurrently if the elective credits as outlined above are used to earn the required credits in foreign language.

Assessment Requirements

Pass the required statewide assessment for graduation.