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COURSE OFFERINGS

LLCS provides diverse course offerings for each cluster per year.  Refer to the tables below for additional information on course titles, time spent in courses, curriculum used, and brief course descriptions.  All LLCS courses in conjunction follow the SC State Standards as well as our Project-Based Learning/ LEAD Curriculum Framework as stated in the charter.

EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES   |  K5, 1ST, 2ND

ELEMENTARY COURSES   |  3RD, 4TH, 5TH, 6TH

MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES   |  7TH, 8TH

HIGH SCHOOL COURSES   |   9TH, 10TH, 11TH, 12TH



SCHOLARSHIPS


SOUTH CAROLINA  STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Information for the scholarships listed below is subject to change based on new legislation.  Please visit the SC Commission on HIgh er Education’s website at https://www.che.sc.gov/ for complete scholarship information.

PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP

The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship is a merit-based program established in 1988 to recognize the most academically talented high school seniors and encourage these students to attend college in the State.  The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Program is administered by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.  Palmetto Fellows may receive up to $6,700 their freshman year and up to $7,500 for their sophomore, junior and senior years.  Half of the Scholarship is awarded in the fall term and half in the spring term.  The Scholarship must be applied directly toward the cost of attendance, less any other gift aid received. Assuming continued eligibility, Palmetto Fellows may receive Scholarship funding for a maximum of eight full‑time terms of study toward their first bachelor’s degree at an eligible four-year institution in South Carolina.


The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Enhancement was established in 2007 to increase the number of students who major in mathematics and science in South Carolina.  For Enhancement eligibility, Palmetto Fellows must declare a major in an approved math or science program.  Beginning with the Fall 2007 freshman class and thereafter, Palmetto Fellows must also successfully complete at least fourteen credit hours of instruction in mathematics or life and physical science or a combination of both by the end of the first academic year.  Eligible students may receive up to $10,000 (combined funds from the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship and the Scholarship Enhancement) per year beginning with their second/sophomore year of college enrollment.  Students may receive Enhancement funding for a maximum of six full-time terms of study toward their first bachelor's degree at an eligible four-year institution in South Carolina.  


To access the complete ten (10) page document titled “Palmetto Fellows Scholarship” as presented by the

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, please visit:  http://www.che.sc.gov/CHE_Docs/studentservices/palmettofellows/files/PFS_Q_A-2016.pdf

LIFE SCHOLARSHIP

The Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program administered by the financial aid office at each eligible public and independent college and university in South Carolina.  The LIFE Scholarship may be used towards the cost of attendance for up to eight terms based on the student's initial college enrollment date. Students must be enrolled in their first one-year program, first associate’s degree, first two-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree, first baccalaureate degree, or first professional degree.

 

To access the complete seven (7) page document titled “LIFE Scholarship” as present by the

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, please visit:

http://www.che.sc.gov/CHE_Docs/studentservices/life/FAQ-LIFE-3_2015.pdf

SOUTH CAROLINA HOPE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The SC HOPE Scholarship Program was established under the SC Education Lottery Act approved by the General Assembly during the 2001 legislative session.  The program is a merit-based scholarship created for students attending a four-year institution who do not qualify for the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded during the   freshman year of attendance only.   Funding for the program is included in the annual appropriation to the Commission on Higher Education and will be dependent upon the annual proceeds generated by the SC Education Lottery.


To access the complete three (3) page document title “SC HOPE Scholarship” as presented by the

SC Commission on Higher Education, please visit:

http://www.che.sc.gov/CHE_Docs/studentservices/hope/QASC_HOPE_2015.pdf

DIPLOMA AND GRADE CLASSIFICATIONS

SC HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

In order to receive a SC state high school diploma, the student must attend the high school issuing the diplomas for at least the semester immediately preceding graduation, except in the case of a bona fide change of residence to a location where the sending school will not grant the diploma (State Regulation 43-259).  The student must earn a total of 24 prescribed units of credit.  Requirements are outlined below.



SUBJECT

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

English / Language Arts

4 units

Mathematics

4 units

Science

3 units

US History and Constitution

1 unit

Economics

0.5 unit

US Government

0.5 unit

Other Social Studies Elective

1 unit

Physical Education or Junior ROTC

1 unit

Computer Science (including keyboarding)

1 unit

Foreign Language or Career and Technology Education

1 unit

Electives

7 units

Total

24 units

LLCS LEADERSHIP DIPLOMA

In order to receive the LLCS Leadership Diploma, the student must- in addition to meeting all SC High School Diploma requirements - complete the following as outlined in the LLCS Charter:

  • a second level Foreign Language for an addition unit of credit; and

  • 120 hours of community service, 90 of which must be completed by start of the student’s senior year

LLCS HIGH SCHOOL GRADE CLASSIFICATION  

Students at LLCS must complete grade level requirements each year in order to promote to the next grade level.  Students can be administratively promoted mid-year to the next grade level without applying for the next grade, however, students who do not meet grade level requirements by year-end will not be promoted and will loose space at LLCS.



GRADE LEVEL

REQUIREMENTS

9th

The student must have met the requirements and be promoted from the 8th grade.

10th

The student must have earned a minimum of six (6) units of credit including the following:

  • One unit in English I

  • One unit in Mathematics   

11th

The student must have earned a minimum of twelve (12) units of credit including the following:

  • Two units in English

  • Two units in Mathematics       

12th

The student must have earned a minimum of eighteen (18) units of credit including the following:

  • Three units of English

  • Two units of Mathematics

LLCS HONOR GRADUATES and CLASS RANK

To be named first or second honor graduate (valedictorian and salutatorian)  the student must, at a minimum:

  • Have been enrolled in the school for the entire junior and senior year; and

  • Have the highest GPA in the senior class at the end of the third nine weeks grading period

In the event two or more students tie, the students will share the honor.  Only students who receive a diploma are considered in the final class rank.


ASSESSMENTS

ASSESSMENTS

LLCS offers many national and state assessments to assist in measuring student academic progress or growth in school, identify academic strengths and weaknesses, and to assist in career planning.  State mandated assessments are subject to change.

SC END OF COURSE EXAMINATIONS

The End of Course Examination Program is a statewide assessment administered to South Carolina students in grades six through twelve. The Education Accountability Act of 1998 (EAA) requires the administration of end of course examinations in gateway and benchmark courses.  All students enrolled in courses in which the curriculum standards corresponding to these subjects are taught, regardless of course name or number, must take the appropriate test(s).  Each of the following tests will count as 20% of each student’s final grade in the tested subjects:  Algebra I, Biology I, English I, and US History and Constitution.

PROGRAMS FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

GRADE REPORTING


SC Uniform Grading Scale Conversions

Numerical Average

Letter Grade

College Prep Weighting

Honor Weighting

AP / Dual Credit Weighting

100

A

5.0

5.5

6.0

99

A

4.9

5.4

5.9

98

A

4.8

5.3

5.8

97

A

4.7

5.2

5.7

96

A

4.6

5.1

5.6

95

A

4.5

5.0

5.5

94

A

4.4

4.9

5.4

93

A

4.3

4.8

5.3

92

A

4.2

4.7

5.2

91

A

4.1

4.6

5.1

90

A

4.0

4.5

5.0

89

B

3.9

4.4

4.9

88

B

3.8

4.3

4.8

87

B

3.7

4.2

4.7

86

B

3.6

4.1

4.6

85

B

3.5

4.0

4.5

84

B

3.4

3.9

4.4

83

B

3.3

3.8

4.3

82

B

3.2

3.7

4.2

81

B

3.1

3.6

4.1

80

B

3.0

3.5

4.0

79

C

2.9

3.4

3.9

78

C

2.8

3.3

3.8

77

C

2.7

3.2

3.7

76

C

2.6

3.1

3.6

75

C

2.5

3.0

3.5

74

C

2.4

2.9

3.4

73

C

2.3

2.8

3.3

72

C

2.2

2.7

3.2

71

C

2.1

2.6

3.1

70

C

2.0

2.5

3.0

69

D

1.9

2.4

2.9

68

D

1.8

2.3

2.8

67

D

1.7

2.2

2.7

66

D

1.6

2.1

2.6

65

D

1.5

2.0

2.5

64

D

1.4

1.9

2.4

63

D

1.3

1.8

2.3

62

D

1.2

1.7

2.2

61

D

1.1

1.6

2.1

60

D

1.0

1.5

2.0

59

F

0.9

1.4

1.9

58

F

0.8

1.3

1.8

57

F

0.7

1.2

1.7

56

F

0.6

1.1

1.6

55

F

0.5

1.0

1.5

54

F

0.4

0.9

1.4

53

F

0.3

0.8

1.3

52

F

0.2

0.7

1.2

51

F

0.1

0.6

1.1

50 and below

F

0.0

0.0

0.0

GRADE REPORTING

Grade Reports are issued to students by homeroom teachers.  Upon review, parent/guardian signature and date are required on all grade reports (parents comments optional) and are returned to the homeroom teacher by the date specified on the report. LLCS will hold Year-End Final Report Cards if school fees are due and until fees are paid in full.  


Interim Reports are issued bi-quarterly and display, per course, a graded-work-to-date grade only.  Report Cards are issued quarterly and display, per course,  the final term grade as the year progresses.

RELATED ARTS AT LLCS

Students in grades K5 – 6th at LLCS regularly attend related arts. Daily schedules incorporate two related arts per day allowing students to participate in and focus on four related arts per semester. Students in middle and high school grades select related arts based on student interest and to meet high school credit requirements. Middle School students can qualify to enroll in related arts offered for High School credit as well.

  • SPANISH is a core content course – at least two Spanish courses are required for HS graduation. Spanish is also a related arts class for elementary school students.

  • MUSIC is offered as Band and Chorus for middle and high school students. Music is also a related arts class for elementary school students.

  • ART is offered as Visual Arts for middle and high school students. Art is also a related arts class for elementary school students.

  • DRAMA is offered as Theater for middle and high school students.

  • PE is offered as Physical Education and Health for middle and high school students. PE required for elementary school students as well as is a required credit for high school graduation.

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE is offered as IT Foundations for middle and high school students. Keyboarding is also a related arts class for elementary school students