State Policies, Procedures, and Monitoring
Compliance & Monitoring
Since the fall of 2018, all school districts in South Carolina offer applicable students with disabilities, whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) team determines this program appropriate, the opportunity to earn the South Carolina High School Employability Credential. This took effect with students entering ninth grade beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.
S.C. Code Ann. Section 59-39-100 & State Board of Education Reg. 43-235
On May 19, 2017, the South Carolina Governor signed into legislation allowing for personalized pathways to a diploma and for the first time, an employability credential for applicable students with disabilities. On May 25, 2018, the State Board of Education’s Regulation 43-235 was published to the State Register and is effective as of that date. You can find the full statute and final regulation here along with relevant memoranda.