Student achievement begins with understanding the conditions, successes, and challenges of each school within our district.
To qualify for a state high school diploma, a student must earn a minimum of 24 Carnegie units of credit in state-approved courses distributed as follows:
- English Language Arts (must include English 2) 4.0
- Mathematics (must include Algebra 1) 4.0
- Science (must include Biology 1) 3.0
- Social Studies 3.0
- Must include US History/Constitution (1.0)
- Must include Economics (.5)
- Must include US Government (.5)
- Personal Finance .5
- Foreign Language* 1.0
- Physical Education or JROTC 1** 1.0
- Computer Science 1.0
- Electives 6.5
*Many colleges/universities require a min of 2.0 credits for Foreign Language
**Must include a health component
Course offerings will vary per school. Check with the individual school counselors to verify.
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.