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Graduation Requirements 

To receive a high school diploma student must complete 24 Carnegie Units (see below), and  demonstrate proficiency in 
computer literacy  
 
Subject SC Diploma Requirements Subject SC 4 Year Public College Requirement
English/Language Arts 4 English 4
Mathematics 4 Mathematics 4
Natural Science * 3 Science (3 Lab  Sciences) 3
U.S. History and Constitution 1 U.S. History  
Economics .5 Economics .1
U.S. Government .5 Government .5
Other Social Studies 1 Social Studies .5
Physical Education or JROTC 1 Physical Education or JROTC 1
Foreign Language or Career  & Technology Ed ** 1 Foreign Language *** 2
Electives 6.5 Fine Arts 1
Health (district) .5 Academic Electives 1
Computer Science 1    


 
* One science course must include an end‐of‐course test given by the state which counts as 20% of the final grade.  

** For students in a college preparatory program, one unit must be earned in a foreign language (Most four‐year  colleges and universities require at least two units of the same foreign language). For students in a Tech Prep  program, one unit must be earned in career and technology education.  

*** Public Colleges in SC require 2 Foreign Language credits (Clemson and the College of Charleston require 3  credits)    End of Course (EOCT) State Exams will be administered as prescribed by the State Department of  Education and will count 20% of the final grade for English 1, Algebra 1/Algebra Part II, US History and  Biology 1.      

Career Clusters and Majors    

INDIVIDUAL GRADUATION PLAN (IGP) consists of the state high school graduation requirements and/or  college entrance requirements with course recommendations for successful completion of a major that  aligns to post‐secondary education and the workplace.  An IGP is designed to assist students and their  parents in exploring educational and professional possibilities, and in making appropriate secondary and  post‐secondary decisions.  The IGP is part of the career planner.  It builds on the coursework, assessments,  and counseling.  Students are never locked into a specific cluster or major.  Students can change majors if  their professional interests change.  Students can use the curriculum framework, with its clusters of study  and majors, and career assessment information in making these decisions.