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It's official! We have moved to our new District website, now located at acpsd.net. Please take a moment to visit and explore our new online home for updated information on all items related to Aiken County Public Schools.
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As a reminder, our individual school web pages will continue to link back to School Fusion (hosted at this site) until the start of the new school year when all school-related pages will make the transition to our new web platform.
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South Carolina Graduation Requirements
SC Graduation Requirements

South Carolina High School Diploma

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Subject Area

Credits Required

English/Language Arts

4 credits

Mathematics

4 credits

Natural Science

3 credits**

U.S. History

1 credit

Economics

½ credit

U.S. Government

½ credit

Other Social Studies Elective

1 credit

Physical Education or JROTC

1 credit

Computer Science

1 credit

Foreign Language or Career & Technology Education Elective

1 credit**

Electives

7 credits**

Total

24 credits

**Note: Additional requirements may apply in Natural Science, Foreign Language, and Fine Arts for students planning to attend a four year college; please see chart below.

 

 

High School Course Requirements for Applicants to South Carolina

4-Year Public Colleges and Universities

(Effective for Entering College Freshmen in the Academic Year 2011-12)

Course(s)

Units

Requirements for Admission

English 

 

4

At least two having strong grammar and composition components, at least 1 in English literature and 1 in American literature. Completion of College Prep English I, II, III, IV will meet this requirement.

Mathematics 

 

4

At least Algebra I, II and Geometry; fourth higher-level math course should be selected from among Algebra III/trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, statistics, discrete math, or a capstone math course and should be taken during the senior year.

Laboratory Science 

 

3

Laboratory sciences must be chosen from at least two of these sciences: biology, chemistry, or physics. Courses in earth science, general physical science, or intro or general environmental science for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite will NOT meet this requirement. Strongly recommended that students take physical science (taught as a lab science) as a prerequisite to the three required units of lab science outlined in this section. Strongly recommended that students desiring to pursue careers in science, math, engineering or technology take one course in all three fields.

U.S. History

 

1

Dual credit US History courses must include all time periods covered by the state standards for US History.

Economics

½

 

Government

½

 

Additional Social

Studies

1

Global Studies I, Global Studies II, Psychology, Sociology, and Law Education are considered social studies credits. Students should check with their guidance counselor before considering other courses to meet this requirement.

Foreign Language

2

Two units of the same foreign language.

Fine Arts 

 

1

One unit in Appreciation of, History of, or Performance in one of the fine arts.

Physical Ed or JROTC

1

 

 

Electives

 

1

One Unit must be taken as an elective. A college prep course in Computer Science (one involving significant programming content, not simply keyboarding) is strongly recommended for this elective. Other acceptable electives include college prep courses in English; fine arts; foreign language; social science; humanities; lab sciences (excluding earth science, general physical science, general environmental science, or the introductory science courses for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite); or mathematics above the level of Algebra II.

TOTAL

24

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