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 2021:

  • 2 English/Language Arts (one of which must be 9th Grade Lit and EOC)
  • 2 Math (Algebra 1 and EOC or Coordinate Algebra and EOC and Geometry or Analytical Geometry)
  • 2 Sciences (one of which must be Biology and EOC)
  • 2 Social Studies
  • 1 Health/PE

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 or Coordinate Algebra and EOC and Geometry or Analytical Geometry)
  • 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):
    • Any 2 of the following Welding TCCs:
      • FC61 Flux Cored Arc Welder
      • FS31 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
      • GM31 Gas Metal Arc Welder
      • GTA1 Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
    • Healthcare TCCs:
      • GC51 Geriatric Care Assistant (pending SACS approval – possibly offered by Fall 2021)
      • CN21 Nurse Aide

*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