Building a Better Graduate - High School Diploma, College Credit, Industry Certification

Graduation PlusGraduation Plus - Recognizing that jobs in today’s workforce require more than a high school education, Greenville County Schools is committed to graduating students with a diploma, plus a technical certification and/or college credit. Graduation Plus is a district-wide initiative from pre-K through high school to ensure all students are career and college ready.


  • Serve more students in Pre-K classrooms to increase early literacy and communication skills
  • Parent Outreach to Encourage Literacy
  • Career Awareness and Interest Inventory
  • Business Partnerships (Mentoring, Guest Speakers, Field Trips)
  • All Students Reading on Grade Level by End of 2nd Grade
  • Continue to Expand High School Offerings
  • Interest Exploration through Elective and Core Classes
  • STEM an Inquiry-based Learning
  • Junior Achievement and 7th Grade Career Fair
  • Selection of Career Cluster and Pathway
  • Create Individualized Graduation Plan (IGP)
  • Significant Progress Toward a College Major and/or Two-Year Degree
  • Advanced Placement in All High Schools and International Baccalaureate Opportunities
  • Honors, Dual Credit, and College Prep Courses
  • Career Center Programs in High School
  • New Tech High Schools, Fine Arts Center, STEM Courses

Basic Certifications:

  • Employability Soft Skills
  • Fire Safety
  • HVAC
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Workplace Safety

Dual Credit:

  • Aircraft Maintenance

Basic and Advanced Certifications:

  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Automotive Tech
  • Building Construction
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Technology
  • Nail Tech
  • Nursing
  • Welding

2021 Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Night @ Fluor Field

Career Partnerships for Students

ZF Transmissions at Fountain Inn High School

BMW Rising Scholars Signing Day

Michelin Youth Apprentice Program – Johnathan Harper