High School Graduation Option B

High School Graduation Option B

High School Graduation Option B (formerly known as Senate Bill 2) offers qualified students an alternate path to high school graduation. Students choose to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and a Wiregrass degree, diploma or two (2) Technical Certificates of Credit in a specific career pathway. High School Graduation Option B is only available for those students attending a public high school in Georgia.

  1. Complete all required high school courses:

Requirements for students graduating in 2022 and beyond:

  • 2 English/Language Arts (one of which must be American Lit and EOC)
  • 2 Math (Algebra 1 and EOC)
  • 2 Sciences (one of which must be Biology and EOC)
  • 2 Social Studies
  • 1 Health/PE
All required Milestone/EOC Exams (Some of these courses may be taken under Dual Enrollment)
  1. After completion of these courses, students must then complete ONE of the following:
  • Any one Wiregrass Associate Degree Program*
  • Any one Wiregrass Diploma Program*
  • Or 2 of the following Wiregrass Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC):
    • Automotive TCCs:
      • Auto Electrical/Electrical Systems Tech (AE41)
      • Automotive Climate Control Systems (AH21)
    • Diesel Equipment Technology TCCs:
      • Diesel Electrical and Electronics Systems (DE11)
      • Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician (DTM1)
    • Early Childhood Care and Education TCCs:
      • Child Development Specialist (CD61)
      • Early Childhood Care and Education Basics (EC31)
    • Healthcare TCCs:
      • Geriatric Care Assistant (GC51)
      • Nurse Aide (CN21)
    • Precision Machining and Manufacturing TCCs:
      • Mill Operator (MP11)
      • Basic Machining Operator (BMO1)
    • Any 2 of the following Welding TCCs:
      • Flux Cored Arc Welder (FC61)
      • Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder (FS31)
      • Gas Metal Arc Welder (GM31)
      • Gas Tungsten Arc Welder (GTA1)

*Students enrolling in High School Graduation Option B are limited to 30 hours of Dual Enrollment Funding, just like traditional Dual Enrollment students. High School Graduation Option B students who max out their 30 hours of Dual Enrollment Funding may use the HOPE Grant/HOPE Career Grant to finish their diploma program, if eligible. Students who use the HOPE Grant/HOPE Career Grant must meet HOPE residency requirements. Any HOPE Career Grant or HOPE Grant hours used will count against HOPE caps. All students who max out their 30 hours can choose to self-pay for additional courses.

Students interested in pursuing this option should first contact their High School Counselor.

Dual Enrollment Resources