Promotion Requirements

South Carolina High School Diploma Requirements

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

  • English: 4 Units
  • Mathematics: 4 Units
  • Science: 3 Units
  • US History: 1 Unit
  • Economics: 1/2 Unit, US Government: 1/2 Unit
  • Other Social Studies: 1 Unit
  • Physical Education or ROTC: 1 Unit
  • Computer Science: 1 Unit
  • Foreign Language or CATE Class: 1 Unit
  • Electives: 7 Units

10th Grade

1 English

1 Math

3 Other Units


11th Grade

2 English

2 Math

1 Science

6 Other Units


12th Grade

3 English

3 Math

2 Science

9 Other Units

South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale

The NEW State Uniform Grading Scale (revised August 16, 2016)

The weighting is different for classes at the following levels and is shown on the Uniform Grading Scale above: College Prep, Honors, and AP/IB/Dual Credit.