South Carolina - Community Service Education/ Service Learning: Programs or Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to implement community service education or service learning programs.

South Carolina Code of Laws Section 59-59-140 Individual graduation plans; requirements

An individual graduation plan is a student specific educational plan detailing the courses necessary for the student to prepare for graduation and to successfully transition into the workforce or postsecondary education. An individual graduation plan must:
(1)  align career goals and a student’s course of study;
(2)  be based on the student’s selected cluster of study and an academic focus within that cluster;
(3)  include core academic subjects, which must include, but are not limited to, English, math, science, and social studies to ensure that requirements for graduation will be met;
(4)  include experience-based, career-oriented learning experiences including, but not limited to, internships, apprenticeships, mentoring, co-op education, and service learning;
(5)  be flexible to allow change in the course of study but be sufficiently structured to meet graduation requirements and admission to postsecondary education;
(6)  incorporate provisions of a student’s individual education plan, when appropriate; and
(7)  be approved by a certified school guidance counselor and the student’s parents, guardians, or individuals appointed by the parents or guardians to serve as their designee.

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