• Honors and Awards Checklist

     

    SC High School Diploma Requirements

    The South Carolina General Assembly has established the requirement for a high school diploma in South Carolina at 24 credits.

    A student must earn a total of 24 units off credit distributed as follows:

    · English/Language Arts - 4 Units

    · U.S. History and Constitution - 1 Unit

    · Economics (1/2 Unit), Government (1/2 Unit) - 1 Unit

    · Other Social Studies - 1 Unit

    · Mathematics - 4 Units

    · Science - 3 Units

    · Physical Education or ROTC - 1 Unit

    · Computer Science (Including Keyboarding) - 1 Unit

    · Foreign Language or Occupational Education - 1 Unit

    · Electives - 7 Units

    Total 24 Units

     

    Horry County Schools Honor Graduates (GPA based on SC UGP)

    Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude

    GPA = or > 4.75 GPA = or > 4.250 but < 4.75 GPA = > 3.75 but < 4.250

     

    South Carolina State Scholarships

    Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

    · GPA = or > 3.5 SC UGP

    · SAT = or > 1200 (EBRW+M) or ACT Composite = or > 27

    · Rank in top 6% of class at end of Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Year

    OR

    · GPA = or > 4.0

    · SAT 1400 (V+M) or ACT composite 32

    · Valued at $6,700 freshman year. Increases sophomore year; amount depends on major

     

    ·LIFE Scholarship

    Must meet 2 of the following 3 criteria at the end of the senior year with their final transcript:

    · GPA = or > 3.0 on SC UGP (This is the only criteria needed to use LIFE at a 2 year school)

    · Rank in top 30% of class

    · SAT = or > 1100 (EBRW+M) or ACT Composite = or > 24

    · Valued at $5,000 freshman year. May increase to $7,500 if major is math or science

     

    HOPE Scholarship

    · 3.0 GPA

    · One time award of $2,800. If student takes 30 credit hours and maintains a B average freshman year, the award will increase to LIFE their sophomore year.

2021-2022 Senior Course Request Form

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Diploma Pathways

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College Board Scholarship Opportunities

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  • *There have been changes to the College Board Opportunity Scholarship beginning with the Class of 2022.