• South Carolina High School Graduation Requirements

    Requirements for High School Graduation
    To be eligible to graduate with a South Carolina High School Diploma, students must earn 24 required units of credit as outlined below.

    Those 24 credit hours must be earned in the following areas:

    English/Language Arts

    4 units

    U.S. History and Constitution

    1 unit

    Government and Economics

    1 unit

    Additional Social Studies

    1 unit

    Math

    4 units

    Science

    3 units

    Computer Science

    1 unit

    Physical Education or JROTC

    1 unit

    Foreign Language (or CATE Course)

    1 unit

    Electives

    7 units (Must Include Health)

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    English/Language Arts

    4 units

    Mathematics

    4 units

    Laboratory Science

    3 units

    U.S. History and Constitution

    1 unit

    Government and Economics

    1 unit

    Social Studies

    1 unit

    Foreign Language

    2 or 3 units

    Fine Arts

    1 unit

    Computer Science

    1 unit

    Physical Education or JROTC

    1 unit

    One additional unit in comp. science, English, fine arts, foreign language, social studies, humanities, lab science or math.

    1 unit

    **Total Number of Credits must equal 24.**

    South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale

    South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale

    Average

    Grade

    College Prep

    Honors

    AP/IB/Duel Credit

    100

    A

    5.000

    5.500

    6.000

    99

    A

    4.900

    5.400

    5.900

    98

    A

    4.800

    5.300

    5.800

    97

    A

    4.700

    5.200

    5.700

    96

    A

    4.600

    5.100

    5.600

    95

    A

    4.500

    5.000

    5.500

    94

    A

    4.400

    4.900

    5.400

    93

    A

    4.300

    4.800

    5.300

    92

    A

    4.200

    4.700

    5.200

    91

    A

    4.100

    4.600

    5.100

    90

    A

    4.000

    4.500

    5.000

    89

    B

    3.900

    4.400

    4.900

    88

    B

    3.800

    4.300

    4.800

    87

    B

    3.700

    4.200

    4.700

    86

    B

    3.600

    4.100

    4.600

    85

    B

    3.500

    4.000

    4.500

    84

    B

    3.400

    3.900

    4.400

    83

    B

    3.300

    3.800

    4.300

    82

    B

    3.200

    3.700

    4.200

    81

    B

    3.100

    3.600

    4.100

    80

    B

    3.000

    3.500

    4.000

    79

    C

    2.900

    3.400

    3.900

    78

    C

    2.800

    3.300

    3.800

    77

    C

    2.700

    3.200

    3.700

    76

    C

    2.600

    3.100

    3.600

    75

    C

    2.500

    3.000

    3.500

    74

    C

    2.400

    2.900

    3.400

    73

    C

    2.300

    2.800

    3.300

    72

    C

    2.200

    2.700

    3.200

    71

    C

    2.100

    2.600

    3.100

    70

    C

    2.000

    2.500

    3.000

    69

    D

    1.900

    2.400

    2.900

    68

    D

    1.800

    2.300

    2.800

    67

    D

    1.700

    2.200

    2.700

    66

    D

    1.600

    2.100

    2.600

    65

    D

    1.500

    2.000

    2.500

    64

    D

    1.400

    1.900

    2.400

    63

    D

    1.300

    1.800

    2.300

    62

    D

    1.200

    1.700

    2.200

    61

    D

    1.100

    1.600

    2.100

    60

    D

    1.000

    1.500

    2.000

    59

    F

    0.900

    1.400

    1.900

    58

    F

    0.800

    1.300

    1.800

    57

    F

    0.700

    1.200

    1.700

    56

    F

    0.600

    1.100

    1.600

    55

    F

    0.500

    1.000

    1.500

    54

    F

    0.400

    0.900

    1.400

    53

    F

    0.300

    0.800

    1.300

    52

    F

    0.200

    0.700

    1.200

    51

    F

    0.100

    0.600

    1.100