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Academic Requirements

Students must successfully complete the minimum of 24 credits in the required distribution to be eligible for the SC High School Diploma.

One high school credit is equal to one Carnegie unit and requires a minimum of 120 hours of instructional contact. Credits may be earned through the following: on-site semester or year-long high school classes, distance learning courses offered by the VirtualSC High School, Edgenuity, and dual credit classes with post-secondary institutions which Beaufort County School District has a Memorandum of Understanding. Students are referred to their school counselor for the detailed policies and procedures related to distance learning courses.