Brookland-Cayce High gets warning about graduation needs

June 18, 2022 GMT

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school has been warned it could lose its accreditation if it doesn’t correct problems that allowed some students to graduate without meeting requirements, the state Education Department said.

Brookland-Cayce High School also allowed some students to take the same course up to five times until they passed, state education officials said in a report to the school.

The warning does not affect any diplomas given by the school, including ones handed out weeks ago, The State newspaper reported.

If the school fails to correct the problems or new issues come up, Brookland-Cayce High will fall to a lower accreditation level, officials said.

The school district didn’t reply to the newspaper’s request to discuss the state decision.

Along with students allowed to graduate without enough credits, the school allowed a student to take English III without taking English II and another to take Intermediate Algebra at the same time they took the lower level Foundations in Algebra course, the state agency said.