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High School Graduation Requirements


The issuance of a high school diploma to any student will be contingent upon the fulfillment of Effingham County School District and Georgia State Department of Education requirements. Any local system may require more than 23 units for graduation.  The Effingham County School District requires 24 units for graduation.

The Effingham County Board of Education recognizes the importance of assuring an adequate educational opportunity for each student.  This goal is to be supported by quality secondary school programs which promote personal development, academic growth, and career preparation.  Such programs are to be based on a broad, flexible curriculum, which addresses each student’s needs, interests and abilities.  

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Basic Graduation Requirements for ECSD Students**
Total Units - 24 Credits


*Students must complete 3 units in a pathway to complete a CTAE Pathway and take an End of Pathway Assessment. Students interested in attending a University System of Georgia college/university must complete 2 years of the same Modern Language to be admissible as a Freshman.

**Other graduation requirements are identified for students graduating with a Scholar Endorsement and/or STEM Endorsement. For more information, refer to the Student & Parent Handbook on pages 24-28