Graduation Requirements

REQUIRED SUBJECT AREAS:
Course work falls into the main subject areas listed below. The minimum number
of credit units for graduation is set at 24. Students with special circumstances
and needs may have that number adjusted with the consent of the school
Superintendent/Guidance Counselor.

Subject ………………………………..Number of Units
English………………………………………….. 4.0
Mathematics…………………………………. 3.0
Science………………………………………….. 3.0
Social Studies………………………………… 3.0
Physical Education…………………………. 2.0
Bible………………………………………………. 1.0
Computer………………………………………. 1.0
Electives………………………………………… 7.0
TOTAL…………………………………………….24.0

Core Curriculum consists of those courses in the four major subject areas:
mathematics, science, social science, and English. Colleges like to see a
strong core curriculum, and the public schools in Alabama require that
students take four classes in each area of the core. We do not have the same
requirements, but we highly recommend that a student who is planning to attend
college earn four credits in each core subject. **Note** Community colleges
in Alabama expect students to have a diploma that is equivalent to the Alabama
public school diploma which requires four courses in core subject.

Generally, determination of a credit is as follows:
1 unit credit: 2 1/2-3 hours of course work per week for two semesters (100 + hrs.)
1/2 unit credit: 2 1/2-3 hours of course work per week for one semester (50+ hrs.)
Or, work can be spread out over a one-year period, doing 1 1/2 hours per week for
the two semesters for 1/2 credit. The Guidance Counselor will assist parents in
determining the value of specially designed courses.

Grade Level Classification: A student will normally be classified on the following
grade levels according to the number of credits already completed. These classifications
will not normally be changed during a school year.

6 credits Completion of 9th grade/ classified as Sophomore
12 credits Completion of 10th grade/classified as a Junior
18 credits Completion of 11th grade and successful completion of
Research paper/classified as a Senior

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Forms:

Four Year Plan Form:  This form indicates your plans for earning credits for the 4 years of high school.  All high school students must have a Four Year Plan on file with CCA.  Parents must meet with the guidance counselor to determine the courses and credits their child needs to graduate.   The Guidance Counselor offers workshops on how to plan  high school coursework.

Course Description Form:    In order to earn credit for a course, the parent must complete a Course Description that generally outlines what will be covered for the semester or the year.  Parents are asked to use the following format to define each course.

 

Work Description Form:  Students who wish to earn vocational credit for working a job must have their direct supervisor fill out the Work Description Form and return it to CCA at the end of each semester the student works.  The Guidance Counselor can give parents help in determining what  jobs and hours are acceptable for a 1/2 or whole credit.