High School Units Program

Programs and Classes Offered

  • English
  • Social Studies 
  • Math 
  • Science
  • Variety of electives
  • Caring Instructors
  • SC Certified Teachers
  • Teacher-Directed Instruction
  • In-person and virtual opportunities available

Registration Information

2022 - 2023 School Year

All new high school students must bring an official, signed transcript from their home high school. High School Diploma classes are only taught at the Sullivan Center daytime program. All 17 and 18 GED students must bring a completed Alternative Assignment from the home high school.

Once you have completed the application, please allow at least two days for Ms. Foster to contact you to set up test dates. Please call at 864.355.6088.

Sullivan Center (daytime)

High School Diploma Registration/Orientation Dates for the 2022 - 2023 School Year begin August 15, 2022.

NOTE: All students must be registered, tested, and have ALL FEES paid in full before attending the first class.

Class Meeting Times and Fees:

Sullivan Center (daytime)
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fees: $80.00 per unit; $40 for a half unit

High School Units Information:

  • Students take one unit at a time.
  • Each unit requires a minimum of 60 clock hours of seat time and completion of the work and passing tests.
  • Lifelong Learning has a high school graduation ceremony that graduates are invited to participate in. 


Payment is cash or MySchoolBucks. There is an additional 4.25% fee to pay by MySchoolBucks.

High School Diploma Program - Sullivan Center Campus

South Carolina High School Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a South Carolina High School Diploma, each student must satisfy the following requirements:

Successfully complete 24 Carnegie units of coursework:

  • Language Arts - 4 units
  • Mathematics - 4 units
  • Social Studies - 3 units
  • Science - 3 units
  • Electives - 8 units
  • Computer Science - 1 unit
  • PE - 1 unit
  • Total - 24 units

If you're ready to make an effort to "graduate," Lifelong Learning can help you complete your high school diploma or GED requirement.

Why Earn a High School Diploma?

  • Earn more money
    • The national average is $9,700 more per year compared to people without a high school diploma.
    • This means that on average people can earn $568,000 over a lifetime with their high school diploma or GED.
  • Required to enter technical school, college, or university.
  • Minimum requirement for MOST jobs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the High School Diploma and the GED equivalent?
Not exactly, but they are both a ticket to get most jobs and to enter colleges and universities. 95% of all colleges accept the GED. When you come in for your assessment and registration, our advisors can help you decide which educational path is right for you.

What high school name will be on my High School Diploma?
The name will be the high school that you last attended, or the high school that is in the attendance area where you are living now.

General Information

NOTE: All students must be registered, tested, and have ALL FEES paid in full before attending the first class.

  • Cost: $80 per high school unit All fees must be paid in Cash!
  • Adults 17 years of age or older
  • Complete 24 Carnegie units of specified coursework
  • Courses available in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Computer Science
  • Variety of electives
  • Each unit requires a minimum of 60 clock hours and successful completion of the coursework
  • Self paced with certified teacher's assistance