High School Diploma
A high school diploma can be earned through the HCS Adult Education Program. If an adult has previously earned some high school units, he or she will need to complete any courses that are required for a
diploma. The twenty-four (24) Carnegie Units listed below are required for graduation in South Carolina.
Algebra, computer literacy, proficiency in keyboarding, and a comprehensive health curriculum are also required.
Many credits have a mandatory end-of-course exam for completion. They include:
English 1, Math Tech 2/Algebra 1, US History, Biology, Physical Science
If you enroll with Horry County Adult Education, you must have a transcript to verify your credits
earned and what you have remaining to accomplish. You may sign for the release of your transcript
when you register for classes. You must be OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWN FROM HIGH SCHOOL to register.
Students who qualify for and have approval from the Adult Education Counselor may enroll for on-line
credits through the South Carolina Virtual School.
Please call for more information: (843) 488-6200 or visit the VirtualSC page with the SC Department of Education.
To request a copy of your high school diploma, call (803) 734-8040 or go online to order and pay online,
or download a request form.
Requirements for earning a high school diploma in adult education:
English - 4 units
Mathematics - 4 units
Natural Science - 3 units
US History & Constitution - 1 unit
Economics & US Government - 1 unit
Other Social Studies - 1 unit
Computer Science, to include keyboarding - 1 unit
Electives - 7 units
Either a foreign language OR vocational course - 1 unit
Total Credits = 24 units