SC Diploma Pathways & Seals of Distinction

Beginning with the freshman class of 2018-2019 students enrolled in SC high schools shall have the opportunity to earn graduation Seals of Distinction within each high school diploma pathway that identifies a particular area of focus.  The earning of a graduation seal(s) shall be based upon the following criteria:

  • A.  Students shall meet all requirements set forth in State Board Policy R43-234: State Graduation Requirements related to earning a high school diploma. 
  • B.  Students may earn one or more Seals of Distinction including an Honors Seal, College Seal, Career Seal, Specialization Seal (with focus areas in the following: STEM, World Language, Arts, and Military).
  • C.  Students are not required to earn a Seal of Distinction in order to receive a diploma.

View the South Carolina Pathways Overview document on the State Department's Website (graphic below.)

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