The Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) was initiated in the 1980s to establish a minimum amount of content knowledge that students must demonstrate they possess before they are eligible to graduate from a public high school in Alabama. The last group of students who must pass the AHSGE in order to earn a diploma is the cohort who entered ninth grade for the first time in 2009-2010.
Although the AHSGE is no longer administered in the public high schools, staff members in the Alabama State Department of Education's Office of Student Assessment are offering the test on a limited basis for those individuals who still need the AHSGE in order to meet their diploma requirements. In 2015-2016, the AHSGE administrations are midyear 2015 and summer 2016.
In order to be eligible to sit for the Alabama High School Graduation Exam, the examinee must provide proof that all course and credit requirements for a high school diploma were completed when he or she exited school. School officials will provide transcripts for individuals registering to take any section of the AHSGE.
Any former student who is eligible to take the graduation examination this summer must notify the Student Assessment Office at the Alabama State Department of Education no later than May 20, 2016. Specific information concerning the summer administration of the AHSGE (dates, times, and location) will be announced by May 1, 2016.
Tentative dates for the summer administration of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam are June 13-17, 2016.
On the date of the test, examinees must present a current valid government-issued ID (i.e., driver's license, non-driver's ID, passport) in order to be admitted to the test room.
Anyone with questions concerning the Alabama High School Graduation Exam should contact the Office of Student Assessment at 334-242-8038.
Details for 2016 Summer Administration of AHSGE