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High School Course Catalog

Welcome to your future!

The online catalog provides detailed information about course offerings, graduation requirements, post-secondary planning, academic programs, and registration guidelines.

Beaufort County high schools are organized into a system of curriculum clusters and cluster majors. All students are required to develop an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) that integrates rigorous academic subjects with a concentration of career electives from a curriculum cluster. In South Carolina, this plan is called a Personal Pathway to Success. In keeping with the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success Model, all students in Beaufort County Schools should be following a course of study in the South Carolina Career Clusters to prepare them for the next step beyond high school.

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English Language Arts

South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) are the result of a process designed to identify, evaluate, synthesize, and create the most high-quality, rigorous standards for students. The standards are designed to ensure that students are prepared to enter and succeed in economically viable career opportunities or postsecondary education and ensuing careers.

Mathematics

South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Mathematics  contains South Carolina College- and Career-Ready (SCCCR) Content Standards for Mathematics that represent a balance of conceptual and procedural knowledge and specify the mathematics that students will master in each grade level and high school course.

Social Studies

South Carolina Social Studies College- and Career-Ready Standards development process was designed to develop clear, rigorous, and coherent standards to prepare students for success in their intended career paths, either directly to the workforce or furthering their education in post-secondary institutions. The social studies standards were created to prepare students for success as engaged citizens.

Science

South Carolina’s Vision for Science Education Academic Standards begins in Kindergarten and extends each year through 12th grade, providing all students with a coherent K - 12 progression of authentic and relevant learning experiences where they actively engage in science and engineering practices and apply crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of each field’s disciplinary core ideas.

Visual & Performing Arts

Arts courses enable learners to be creative in their approach to problem solving. The South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency standards are designed to prepare South Carolina learners to meet new challenges in college and career readiness through contextual knowledge, training, and life and career skills that will create a better-prepared workforce for tomorrow.

World Languages

The South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standard for World Language Proficiency is organized according to the Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational Modes of Communication in the chosen Modern or Classical language in order to understand and interpret the spoken, written, or signed language, negotiate meaning in conversations, and present information and ideas in local and global communities.

Phys Ed & Health

Physical education is part of the school experience of South Carolina students. Physical education provides students with important opportunities for healthy activities and play. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) recommends that schools provide 150 minutes of instructional physical education for elementary school children, and 225 minutes for middle and high school students per week for the entire school year.

Career & Technical

Career & Technical Education (CTE) primarily serves students in grades 7-12 through state-approved course offerings leading to career concentrations, work-based learning opportunities, and/or industry credentials. CTE courses create pathways to a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careers. All six BCSD high schools offer technical courses including partnerships with the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence. Contact your school counselor for more details. 

JROTC

Beaufort County School District has a proud tradition of providing student leadership opportunities through JROTC programs. JROTC is a federal program found in schools across the United States and at US military bases across the world. JROTC instills in high school students the values of citizenship, self-discipline, and leadership skills. JROTC provides elective credits and is open to any high school student who has an interest. There is no military obligation to participate in JROTC.

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