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The Mauldin High School Counseling Department is available to assist students and parents with various concerns. If you need to contact the Counseling Department, you may do so by using the appropriate e-mail address provided below or contacting guidance by phone at 864-355-6655 or by fax at 864-355-6645. Before calling, please use the tabs above to search for desired information.


Components of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

The Mauldin High School Counseling Department provides a comprehensive school counseling program that consists of the following components:

  1. Guidance Curriculum – Structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and small group activities.
    1. Purpose – student awareness, skill development, and skill application
    2. Areas Addressed – personal/social development, academic development, and career development.
  2. Individual Planning – Activities that help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development.
    1. Purpose – student planning and goal setting
    2. Areas Addressed
      1. Personal and Social Planning: healthy self concepts, short and long term goals
      2. Academic Planning: study skills, academic requirements and opportunities, test requirements and use of test scores, appropriate course selection, lifelong learning
      3. Career Planning: labor market information, preparation requirements and opportunities, job options
  3. Responsive Services – Activities that meet the immediate needs and concerns of students
    1. Purpose – prevention and intervention
    2. Areas Addressed
      1. Academic Concerns – study skills
      2. School-related Concerns – tardiness, absences, misconduct, dropouts
      3. Personal Concerns – social and family relationships, grief/loss/death, substance abuse, stress
  4. System Support – Management activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total program.
    1. Purpose – program delivery and support
    2. Areas Addressed
      1. Guidance Program Development
      2. Parent Education
      3. Teacher and Administrator Consultation
      4. Staff development for educators
      5. School improvement planning
      6. Counselor’s professional development
      7. Research and publishing
      8. Community outreach
      9. Public relations

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

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.