Best Practices In Transition: South Carolina Implementing a Specific Employability Component for Its High School Credential

South Carolina is leading the way with a blueprint program for transition success. The new South Carolina High School Credential provides a guide for students to receive specific instruction in areas such as career cluster awareness, communication, employability skills, social skills and healthy lifestyles.

“South Carolina has roughly 100,000 students with disabilities serviced under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), of which the majority are able to earn a State high school diploma.

Given the varying levels of student achievement, some students are unable to complete this required high school coursework. As a result, there is a need to provide an alternative option for students with disabilities to demonstrate their ability to transition into the work community.

The uniform state-recognized SC High School Credential will be aligned with the State’s Profile of the South Carolina Graduate and to a newly created course of study for these students with disabilities whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) team determines this course of study is appropriate.

The purpose of the SC High School Credential is to provide equitable job-readiness opportunities for every student throughout the state, ensure they have evidence of employability skills, and honor the work they have undertaken in our public schools.

To assist South Carolina educators with their efforts to comply with the program requirements, Education Associates specifically designed a package of what it offers to directly correlate to the requirements of what South Carolina is trying to achieve.

As the developer of Project Discovery, hands-on career instruction and Achieve: Life Skills, Education Associates is the nation’s leading provider of the most comprehensive and effective career education, job preparation and life skills programs available. Education Associates offers instructional programming to specifically address the career and employability needs of students at every level. For more information, please check out our resources for career exploration and essential life skills for every student.

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