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Requirements

High School Courses and Requirements

To meet the diploma requirements for students in a college preparatory program, one unit must be earned in a foreign language; and for students in a technology preparation program, one occupational unit must be earned.

To meet the program completer requirements for students in a college preparatory program, two units must be earned in a foreign language; and to meet program completer requirements for students in a tech prep program, four occupational units of instruction must be earned.

Complete a study and pass an examination on the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution and American institutions and ideals. This instruction shall be given for a period of at least one year with the required U.S. History course. (Section 59-29-10, S.C. Code of Laws, 1976, as amended.)

Students must attend the accredited high school issuing the diploma for at least the semester immediately preceding graduation.

Students must demonstrate proficiency in computer literacy before graduation.

South Carolina Board of Education (SBE) Regulation 43-234 lists course requirements for public high school students to graduate with a South Carolina High School Diploma.  Links are provided below to SBE Regulation 43-234: Defined Program for Grades 9–12; the Uniform Grading Policy; the Request for Additional Dual Enrollment  Activity Code form; and who to request to receive the Activity Coding System Manual can be found below.

South Carolina Department of Education