High School Diploma Program
Adults can earn a SC High School Diploma through the W.R. Rogers Adult, Continuing and Technology Education Center. An adult student must earn a minimum of 24 designated credits in order to qualify for a high school diploma. Students should have earned at least 16 credits (to include 2 English and 2 Math credits) from an accredited high school and be at least 17 years of age to enter the Adult Diploma Program.
All students wishing to enter the Adult Diploma Program are required to complete an initial assessment (TABE) and attend an orientation session before beginning class.
Courses are offered virtually through the Richland Two Virtual School and the South Carolina Virtual School Program. Students must complete a minimum of 60 hours of instruction for 1 credit or 30 hours of instruction for ½ credit courses.
Virtual SC Program- Registration for diploma courses for qualified students are held on a semester basis. Credit Recovery Courses begin each Monday throughout the school year.
Richland Two Virtual High School Adult Education: Registration for diploma courses for qualified students is held on a rolling basis.
AM classes are held Monday- Thursday 8:30AM - 12:10PM
PM classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00PM - 8:00PM
$100.00 Registration Fee (includes 1st Class)
$50.00 per ½ credit course for R2 VHS courses – Online Courses
$100.00 per full credit course for R2 VHS courses – Online Courses
No charge for Virtual SC courses when available
Walk-In Registration for classes occurs Monday through Friday 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM at the W.R. Rogers Center, 750 Old Clemson Road, Columbia, SC
High School Assessment Program (HSAP) Appeals Process
South Carolina high school students are no longer required to pass the exit exam to receive a diploma. Former Richland School District Two students from 1990-2014 graduating classes who met all other requirements for graduation, may now petition the Richland Two School Board of Trustees to receive a South Carolina diploma under Act 155/207, which provided for the elimination of the exit exam as a requirement for a high school diploma,
People eligible to receive a diploma under these conditions must:
no longer be enrolled in a public school
have been denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirements
Review the Richland Two Guidelines for Petition of High School Diploma in Accordance with Act 155