The administration, faculty, and staff of Mauldin High School, in conjunction with the students, their families, and the community, shall provide every student the opportunity, challenge, and support to realize his or her educational potential and the ability to assume a productive role in a democratic society.


The curriculum philosophy of Mauldin High School is based on the belief that all students have access to a wide range of courses in all departments. Students are encouraged to explore many avenues of personal, career, and academic interests. Mauldin High School strives to offer a variety of elective courses that foster growth in academic studies, personal growth, life skills, fine arts, physical fitness and other areas.

Graduation/Promotion Requirements

Curriculum Requirements for a South Carolina High School Diploma

Students must earn a total of 24 units of credit in state-approved courses. The unit requirements are distributed as follows:

  • English/Language Arts - 4 credits
  • Mathematics - 4 credits
  • Science - 3 credits
  • U.S. History and Constitution - 1 credit
  • Economics - .5 credit
  • U.S. Government - .5 credit
  • Other Social Studies - 1 credit
  • Physical Education or Junior ROTC - 1 credit
  • Computer Science (including keyboarding) - 1 credit
  • Foreign Language or Career and Technology Education - 1 credit
  • Electives - 7 credits

24 credits total

Academic Recognition

Honor Rolls

The Honor Roll is compiled four (4) times per year (each grading period). There are two (2) categories of the Honor Roll. To qualify for the Honor Roll, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • PRINCIPAL'S HONOR ROLL: The student must have earned all A's in every class taken during the nine weeks.
  • A/B HONOR ROLL: The student must have earned all A's and B's in every class taken during the nine weeks.

Career and Fine Arts Programs

Courses are available at the Golden Strip, Donaldson, Enoree, and Foothills Career Centers, the Fine Arts Center, and the Roper Mountain Science Center for eligible students. In some circumstances, transportation may be provided by the School District to these centers. Students should contact the guidance department for additional information. AM/PM student shall upon return from Career Center report to the designated location. Career Center students who miss a bus shall report immediately to the designated location.

2020-21 Exams

Final Exams will be administered to 1/2 Unit Classes that are ending at the conclusion of the Fall Semester.  We plan to administer these exams during normal class time using a staggered approach prior to the Winter Break.
  • Monday, December 14 - 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th
  • Tuesday, December 15 - 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th
  • Wednesday, December 16 - 2nd, 4th, 6th
  • Thursday, December 17 - 2nd, 4th, 6th
Mid Term Exams will not be given in yearlong classes prior to the Winter Break.
Teachers of yearlong classes may (their choice) give a cumulative assessment after the Winter Break, but it would be graded as a Major assignment within the 2nd quarter, not as a mid-term exam.
Final Exams for yearlong classes will be given toward the end of the School Year (in May).


Mid-year exams will be administered in December for all classes. Final exams will be administered at the end of the school year and no student will be allowed to exempt exams or take exams early.


Promotion Requirements

Requirements for advancement to each grade level for students are:

Grade 9 advancing to 10, a total 5 units including:

  • English I
  • one unit of mathematics
  • three other units

Grade 10 advancing to 11, a total 11 units including:

  • English I and II
  • two units of mathematics
  • one science
  • six other units

Grade 11 advancing to 12, a total of 17 units including:

  • English I, II and III
  • three units of mathematics
  • two units of science
  • nine other units

Graduating high school, a total of 24 units including:

  • English I, II, III and IV
  • four units of mathematics
  • three units of science
  • one unit of U.S. History
  • 1/2 unit of Economics
  • 1/2 unit of Government
  • one unit of another social studies
  • one unit of physical education
  • one unit of computer science
  • one unit foreign language or occupational specialty
  • 7 units of elective credit

Homeroom/Class Classifications

Requirements for advancement to each grade level for students are:

  • GRADE 10 5 units (must include English I and one unit of mathematics and three other units).
  • GRADE 11 11units (must include English I and II (two units of mathematics, one science, and six other units).
  • GRADE 12 17 units (must include English I, II, and III, three units of mathematics, two units of science, and nine other units).

However, the student may be treated as a senior if the student has developed a written plan with the guidance counselor that will enable the student to graduate at the end of the current school year.