Did you complete all of your required units for your high school diploma  (current requirements are listed below) ---

  • 4 English units
  • 4 Mathematics units
  • 3 Science units (including Biology 1 and two other science units)
  • 3 Social Studies units (including US History and the Constitution, 1 unit; US Government, 0.5 unit; Economics, 0.5 unit; and one other Social Studies unit such as World Geography/AP Human Geography)
  • ​1 Physical Education 1 or Junior ROTC 1 unit
  • 1 Computer Science unit
  • 1 Foreign Language or Career and Technology unit
  • 7 elective units

--- but you did not graduate because you did not pass all parts of the HSAP or BSAP Exit Exam?

Because of Act 155, which repealed the use of a state exit exam, you can apply to receive your diploma.

You must contract your local school district to apply. See the links below for applications for both Laurens County high schools.

Earning a South Carolina High School Diploma via Laurens County Adult Education

Laurens County Adult Education uses VirtualSC, South Carolina's free virtual school, to offer classes to students who need just a few units to earn their high school diplomas. As a small program, we are unable to offer high school classes ourselves at any of our sites.

VirtualSC offers a rigorous curriculum. All courses are college-prep classes. Students who wish to work through our program must have strong reading and computer technology skills, plus the self-discipline and ability to set aside time to work daily and meet deadlines. Students must also be willing to take the initiative to contact the     on-line teachers with questions, concerns, and technology issues that they cannot resolve themselves. 

Prior to enrolling in VirtualSC, a prospective student will need to arrange for an official transcript to be sent to our Curriculum Director, Mrs. Anita Wilson, and also must call her at 864-938-1524 to schedule an appointment. She will review the transcript to determine which credits the student still needs for graduation. Each prospective student should have at least 18 units towards graduation. Please view the PowerPoint presentation below to learn more about the high school diploma program.

SC High School Diploma Information

Our Instructors

All Laurens County Adult Educations teachers are licensed to teach by the state. Many also have certifications or licenses for specific areas.

Test Preparation

  • GED®
  • ACT WorkKeys© Career Readiness Certificate
  • COMPASS Preparation

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