(a) The State Superintendent of Education, the Chancellor of the Department of Postsecondary Education, and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education shall develop a plan for a high school fast track to college program that offers qualified individuals an opportunity to earn a high school diploma while earning credits for a certificate program or an associate's degree.
(b) To be eligible to earn a high school diploma pursuant to this section, an individual shall be either:
(1) Eighteen years of age and not currently enrolled in school.
(2) Between 16 and 18 years of age with consent from an administrator of the high school in which the individual is currently enrolled.
(c) To complete the requirements for a high school diploma pursuant to this section, the individual shall satisfy all graduation requirements as required by law.
(d) The department, in collaboration with the Department of Postsecondary Education and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education shall report to the Legislature on the feasibility of establishing the fast track to college program.
Last modified: May 3, 2021