Work Ethic Diploma of Distinction

The "Work Ethic Diploma of Distinction" is a workforce readiness credential that can be earned by high school seniors in participating counties. Students who earn the Work Ethic Diploma will be given preference for job interviews at partnering employers if they meet all other qualifications of the job posting.

Participating students will receive a list of Work Ethic Diploma of Distinction Standards which includes 14 achievement categories. Each achievement category has one, two, or three subcategories that are assigned a point value. Students who sign up for the Work Ethic Diploma of Distinction must complete enough of the goals set out in the achievement categories to score 20 points in order to receive the diploma.


For more information about the Work Ethic Diploma, contact Hamblen County Board of Education and ask for KC Curberson-Alvarado, CTE Program Manager.  Phone:  (423) 586-7700 Extension 376, or Email:

If you are a student, you can register online to access your personal results for your Work Ethic Diploma of Distinction.  Visit