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Math and Science Course Requirements

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Math and Science Course Requirements

For High School graduation and requirements for four year college entry.

- English/Language Arts 4.0
- Mathematics 4.0
- Science 3.0
- U.S. History and Constitution 1.0
- Economics .5
- U.S. Government .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
- Electives 7.0
- Total 24.0
- In addition the students must have 0.5 credit of a health course and pass the exit exam before graduation.

- English
- 4 Units

- Math
- 4 Units

- Lab Science
- 3 Units of Lab Science

- Foreign Language
- 2 Units of the Same Foreign Language

- Social Science
- 3 Units

- Fine Arts
- 1 Unit

- Elective
- 1 Unit

- Physical Ed or JROTC
- 1 Unit

Graduation from High School

Students planning to attend a four year college

3 Units

2 units must be in two different fields (Biology, Chemistry or Physics). A third can be in the same field as another.

Courses in earth science, physical science or environmental science do not meet the requirement.

Marine Biology and Human Anatomy do meet the requirements.

- 3 Units
- The class options are explained under the sequence slides.

- Clemson – 4 units
- USC – 3 units
- College of Charleston – 4 units
- Coastal – 3 units
- All information obtained from college admissions websites, October 2010.

These courses are listed in the order they should be taken. (Math Prerequisites are listed beside the course if applicable.)

- Honors Physical Science (Honors Algebra 1 prerequisite)
- Honors Biology 1
- Honors Chemistry 1
These next courses may be taken in any order after successful completion of the previous courses.

- AP Biology. This is a year long course.
- Honors Chemistry 2 (Honors Algebra 2 prerequisite)
- Honors Physics (Honors Algebra 1 prerequisite)

These courses are listed in the order they should be taken. (Math Prerequisites are listed beside the course if applicable.)

- CP Biology 1
- CP Physical Science (Algebra 1 prerequisite)
- CP Chemistry 1
These next courses may be taken in any order after successful completion of the previous courses.

- CP Biology 2
- CP Chemistry 2 (CP Algebra 2 prerequisite)
- CP Physics (CP Algebra 1 prerequisite)

These courses are listed in the order they should be taken.

- Applied Biology 1 (1/2 credit)
- Applied Biology 2 (1/2 credit)
- Tech Physical Science
- Earth Science
The next courses may be taken only with successful completion of algebra 1 and recommendation from the students physical science teacher.

- CP Chemistry 1

Graduation from High School

Students planning to attend a four year college

4 Units

Algebra 1 (Applied Math/Algebra Tech 1 and 2 may count together as a substitute if Algebra 2 is successfully completed), Algebra 2 and Geometry.

A fourth course can be selected from Algebra 3/Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, discrete math or a senior level capstone math

- 4 Units
- The class options are explained under the sequence slides.

- Clemson – 4 units
- USC – 4 units
- College of Charleston – 4 units
- Coastal – 4 units
- All information obtained from college admissions websites, November 2010.

These courses are listed in the order they should be taken.

- Honors Algebra 1
- Honors Geometry
- Honors Algebra 2
- Honors Pre-Calculus
- AP Statistics
- AP Calculus

These courses are listed in the order they should be taken.

- CP Algebra 1
- CP Geometry
- CP Algebra 2
These next courses may be taken in any order after successful completion of the previous courses.

- Probability and Statistics
- Pre-Calculus
- Calculus (Pre-Calculus must be successfully completed before Calculus can be taken.)

These courses are listed in the order they should be taken.

- Algebra Tech 1
- Algebra Tech 2
- Geometry
These next courses may be taken in any order after successful completion of the previous courses.

- Algebra 2
- Probability and Statistics

- Presentation by Mr. Robert Jared Smith, MS with help from Mr. Jamie Counterman
- Additional information courtesy of the Chester High School Science and Math departments as well as Guidance.
- All outside information was obtained from the following:
- South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, http://www.che.sc.gov/, November 2011.
- South Carolina Department of Education, http://ed.sc.gov/, November 2010.
- And the school websites for Clemson, USC, College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina.