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State Department of Education Reg. R43-234
Requirements for Earning a South Carolina High School Diploma
The student must earn a total of twenty-four units of credit as follows:
English Language Arts 4.0
U.S. History and Constitution 1.0
U.S. Government 0.5
Other Social Studies 1.0
Physical Education or Junior ROTC 1.0
Computer Science (Including Keyboarding) 1.0
Foreign Language or Career and Technology Education 1.0
The student must pass a classroom examination on the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist papers, and American institutions and ideals. This instruction must be given for a period of at least one year or its equivalent, either within the required course U.S. History and Constitution or within another course. (For specific regulations regarding the end-of-course test for U.S. History and Constitution, see R 43-262.4, End-of-Course Tests.)
The student must pass a high school credit course in science in which an end-of-course examination is administered.
The student must be enrolled for a minimum of one semester immediately preceding his or her graduation, except in case of a bona fide change of residence. Units earned in a summer school program do not satisfy this requirement.