Guidance Office

Course of Study

Faith Academy offers Standard Diplomas, College Preparatory with Advanced Academic Endorsement Diplomas, and College Preparatory with Advanced Career/Technical Endorsements. After carefully deciding which diploma you are seeking, make your course selections. In order to facilitate scheduling and to keep classes balanced, students must stay within their chosen course of study. Exceptions will be made, but on an individual basis and for valid reasons only. All students must have 28 credits in order to graduate.

Course of Study Documents


Guidance Office

Carrie Meredith, Guidance Counselor
   251-633-7267 – ext. 1227

Please call or email to make an appointment.


University of Alabama Early College

UA Early College offers college credit, online, to qualified high school students. Download the FastFacts brochure.

  • Online Courses, On Your Own Time, Available 24/7
  • Opportunity: Start Your College Transcript With The UA Standard Of Excellence, Available Wherever You Have High-Speed Internet
  • Options: Courses Satisfy College General Education Requirements In Many Disciplines; Complement And Supplement Your Rigorous High School Curriculum.
  • Ongoing Support From SACS-Accredited Instructors, Peer Coaches, And Student And Parent Services Staff.
  • On-Campus Classes And Residential Experience Will Be Available During Summer Term!

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Graduation Requirements

Faith Academy offers three types of diplomas: standard, advanced with technical endorsement, and advanced with academic endorsement. Additionally, those students who are working toward the advanced diplomas are required to have a 3.5 weighted average over a four year period, (9th–12th). Honors classes receive five quality points as opposed to the usual four for regular classes. Taking the ACT and applying to an institution of higher learning is a requirement for graduation. For students vying for valedictorian or salutatorian, remember, we use ACT composite score as a tie-breaker. Also, the GPA’s are computed according to letter grades, not numerical averages.