The Accelerated High School program allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. This program is available to students attending public, private, parochial, or church/religious schools pursuant to §16-28-1 of the Code of Alabama 1975, or who are receiving instruction from a home school offering educational instructions in grades K-12, home schooled students and those receiving instruction through private tutors. Highly motivated students from schools outside of the public school systems have also taken advantage of online classes and on-site classes, allowing them to earn several college credits through the Accelerated Program before they graduate high school. Students pay tuition, fees and cost of books/materials.
Students interested in taking college courses through the Accelerated Program must meet the following criteria for each term:
- Have completed the 10th grade
- Have written verification, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and a recommendation from the Principal or Principal Designee
- Have completed prerequisites for the courses in which they want to enroll as determined by the high school
- Have met placement guidelines for English and math courses
The terms and conditions of the Accelerated Program are subject to change without notice according to changes in secondary and postsecondary standards. Accelerated credit may not substitute for high school requirements.