South Carolina high school students are no longer required to pass HSAP (the "Exit Exam") to receive a high school diploma. Former Richland School District Two students from 1990-2014 graduating classes who met all other requirements for graduation may now petition the Richland Two School Board of Trustees to receive a South Carolina diploma. Act 155 (H.3919), which provided for the elimination of the exit exam as a requirement for a high school diploma, was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nikki R. Haley on April 14, 2014.
People eligible to receive a diploma under these conditions must:
- no longer be enrolled in a public school
- have been denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirements
- review the Richland Two Guidelines for Petition of High School Diploma in Accordance with Act 155
- complete an Act 155 Petition Form by December 31, 2015
For more information about ACT 155, visit the SC Department of Education’s website.
Please allow 8-10 weeks for processing, printing and delivery.