Employability Diploma Program


Employability Diploma Program

To the extent determined by the IEP Team of each child, students may be determined eligible to participate in the general education program or enroll in the Employability Diploma Program. The Employability Diploma is available to all students who have a disability.

Employability Diploma Program: Students with disabilities entering the ninth grade have four programs of study options. The options are as follows:

  1. Students who earn all required Carnegie units and pass all parts of the Exit Exam will earn a South Carolina State High School Diploma.

  2. Students who earn all required Carnegie units, but have not passed all parts of the Exit Exam will earn a South Carolina State Certificate, however they may apply for an Employability Diploma.

  3. Students who earn all required Employability Diploma units and successfully complete the Employment Portfolio and employment training will earn a Florence County School District Three Employability Diploma.

  4. Students who have not met all the requirements for any of the above options will be given the opportunity to do so until the age of 21. If they choose not to stay or still have not completed the requirements, then they will earn a Florence District Three Certificate of Attendance.

The Practical Assessment Exploration System (PAES) and the Life Centered Career Education Curriculum (LCCE) are used for this program. Students must earn 24 credits. Students receive 5 hours of job experience in the vocational exploration, 90 hours per job experience in vocational assessment and 120 hours per job experience in vocational training during one school year.