Students must earn 24 required Carnegie units and pass HSAP to receive a SC high school diploma. If at the end of the senior year a student has earned the required units but has not passed both parts of HSAP, he/she may enroll in Adult Education to receive further assistance and re-take the HSAP. Students under the age of 21 may remain in high school and continue to get assistance until they pass the HSAP and receive a diploma. After age 21, students may enter Adult Education but may not re-enroll in high school.
The 24 units required for graduation are distributed as follows:
English/Language Arts: 4 units
Math: 4 units
U.S. History and Constitution: 1 unit
Economics (1/2 unit) & U.S. Government (1/2 unit): 1 unit
Other Social Studies: 1 unit
Natural Science: 3 units
Computer Science (includes keyboarding): 1 unit
Physical Education or JROTC: 1 unit
Electives: 7 units
* Other: 1 unit
*For students in a college preparatory course of study, one additional unit must be earned in a foreign language.
*For students in a vocational course of study designed to enter the work force, one additional vocational unit must be earned.