Preparing for Life after
Middle School
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Requirements for high school
graduation
General attendance requirements
General information about 4-year
colleges
Gpa and class rank
Scholarships
Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)
High School Activities
Requirements for a High School Diploma
• Four English Credits
• Four Mathematics Credits
(excluding Intro to Algebra and Algebra Enrichment)
• Three Science Credits, Including Biology
• Three Social Studies Credits (US History, Economics/Govt)
• One Computer Science Credit
• One Physical Education or JROTC Credit
• One World Language Credit or Occupational Elective
• Seven Additional Electives
24 Credits Total Required
All freshmen in Lexington 1 are required to take Leadership 21
What is a credit (unit)?
• Each semester-long class (GHS, LHS, PHS,
WKHS) or year-long class (RBHS) is worth one
credit (unit)
• Each 45-day class (GHS, LHS, PHS, WKHS) or
semester-long class (RBHS) is worth ½ credit
(unit)
• It takes 24 credits to graduate
• All credits calculate into GPA and Class Rank
Attendance
Student attendance laws require that students must be
present a certain number of days per course to receive
credit, provided the student receives a passing grade
in the course:
• In a 45-day course, a student must attend 42 days
• In a 90-day course, a student must attend 85 days
• In a 180-day course, a student must attend 170 days
FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
4 ENGLISH
4 MATH: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Probability & Statistics
3 LAB SCIENCES: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and any science for
which Biology or Chemistry is a prerequisite
3 SOCIAL STUDIES: US History, Government / Economics, Elective
2 WORLD LANGUAGES: (some colleges require 3 of the same language)
1 FINE ART
1 ADDITIONAL COLLEGE PREP UNIT (Computer Science)
1 PE/ROTC
Grade Point Average
GPA
GPA: Grade points are assigned for each numerical grade (example
85% = 3.0)
How is GPA calculated: Each number grade received in a class is
associated with a point value. Each point value is averaged together
to create a GPA.
Class Rank: Class rank is calculated at the end of the academic
school year.
Level of Classes in High School
College Prep (CP)
Honors (HN)
-honors classes may receive awarded additional
.5 value points toward GPA
Advanced Placement (AP) / International Baccalaureate (IB) /
Dual Credit
-AP, IB and Dual Credit classes may receive awarded
additional 1.0 value points toward GPA
8th Graders can earn high
school credit for the following
classes:
Algebra I – Honors
English I - Honors
World Language – College Prep
* French
* German
* Latin
* Spanish
State Lottery Scholarships and
Tuition Assistance
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Palmetto Fellows
Life
SC Hope
Lottery Tuition Assistance
SC Need-based Grant
**Scholarships are awarded based on GPA, class
rank, standardized test scores
Individual Graduation Plan
(IGP)
An IGP is a road map that guides students
toward their education, career, and employment
goals
IGPs include general graduation requirements,
as well as coursework and out-of-classroom
learning opportunities related to a student’s
chosen cluster of study
IGPs help students align high school courses
with your child’s personal and/or career
interests and goals
Curriculum Framework
School of Arts &
Humanities
Arts & Humanities
Cluster
•Graphics Technology
& Animation
•Journalism &
Broadcasting
•World Languages
•English
•Visual Arts
•Performing Arts
•Advanced Placement
•International
Baccalaureate
*CAS-Multimedia Arts
*CAS-World Languages
& IB
Education & Training
Cluster
-Teaching & Training
School of Business
Management &
Information Systems
Business Management&
Administration Cluster
•Administration Services,
Business Financial Mgmt
*CAS-World Languages &
International Business
Financial Cluster
•Accounting
Hospitality & Tourism
Cluster
•Restaurant, Food/Beverage
Services
Information Technology
Cluster
•Networking Systems
•Programming & Software
Development
Marketing Sales & Service
Cluster
•Marketing & Management
School of Engineering,
Manufacturing, &
Industrial Technologies
Agriculture, Food & Natural
Resources Cluster
*CAS- Advanced Agribusiness
Research
•Agribusiness Systems
•Natural Resources Systems
Architecture & Construction
Cluster
•Architecture
•Construction
*CAS Sustainable Design
Manufacturing Cluster
•Maintenance, Installation,
Repair
•Production
Science, Technology,
Engineering & Mathematics
Cluster
*CAS-Advanced STEM
Studies
•Computer Science &
Engineering
•Pre-Engineering &
Technology
•Science
•Math
Transportation, Distribution
& Logistics Cluster
•Automotive Vehicle Service,
Maintenance & Body Repair
School of Health Science
& Human Services
Health Science Cluster
•Biotechnology Research
•Diagnostics Services
*CAS Public Health &
Advanced Medical Studies
•Therapeutic Services
Human Services Cluster
•Personal Care Services
School of Public Services
Government & Public
Administration Cluster
National Security
CAS- Law & Global
Policy
Law, Public Safety &
Security Cluster
•Emergency & Fire
Management
•Law Enforcement
Services
•Legal Services
Advanced Centers of Study
Additional High School Activities
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Fine Arts, Chorus, Music, Band
Drama, Debate Team
Sports
Student Council
World Languages
Clubs
Many more activities to be explored…..
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Preparing for Life after Middle School