5265 Camden Highway Rembert SC, 29128

High School

Academic Competition

Thomas Sumter Academy competes annually in various academic competitions at the local, regional, and state levels through South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) and at local colleges and universities.

Thomas Sumter Academy High School Academic Pathways

Subject 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
English/
Language Arts
English I: (1.0)
Or
English II (H)(1.0)

[Note 1]

English II: American Literature (1.0)
Or
English III (H): British Literature(1.0)
English III: British Literature (1.0)
or
English IV (H): World Literature(1.0)
English IV: World Literature (1.0)
or
English Composition I (101) DE (1.0)/
English Composition II 102 DE (1.0)
Mathematics Algebra 1
or
Geometry (H)(1.0)
[Note 2]
Geometry
or
Algebra II (H)
or
(1.0)
Algebra II (1.0)
or
Pre-Calculus (1.0) (H)
Pre-Calculus (1.0) (H)
or
Senior Math (1.0)
or
Math 101 College Algebra DE (1.0)/
Math 102 College Trig DE (1.0)
or
Calculus I/II DE (Math 140/141)
Science Physical Science (1.0)
Or
Biology I (Lab)
Or
Biology I (Lab) (H)
[Note 3]
Biology I (Lab) (1.0)
Or
Biology I (Lab)(H)(1.0)
Or
Chemistry (Lab)
Or Chemistry (Lab) (H)
Chemistry (Lab) (1.0) (H)
Or
Chemistry Lab (1.0) (H)
Physics (Lab) (1.0) (H)
or Anatomy&Physiology (Lab) (H)
Social Studies World History (H)(1.0) U.S. History (1.0) (H)
Or
Government/Econ (H)
Government/Economics (1.0) (H)
Or
American History 202 DE
Government/Economics (1.0) (H)
Foreign Language Spanish I(1.0) Spanish II(1.0) Spanish III (H)(1.0) [Note 4]
Fine Arts/ Practical Arts Woodworking (1.0)
Yearbook/Photography (1.0)
Chorus (1.0)
Dance (1.0)
Art (1.0)
Art II (1.0)
Or
Yearbook/Photography (1.0)
Art III (1.0)
Or
Yearbook/Photography (1.0)
Art IV (1.0) (H)
Or
Yearbook/Photography (1.0)
Computer Applications Computer Applications (1.0) Computer Applications (1.0) Computer Applications (1.0) [Note 5]
Physical Education PE (0.5)
or
Flex Credit PE (0.25 per sport)
PE (0.5)
or
Flex Credit PE (0.25 per sport)
PE (0.5)
or
Flex Credit PE (0.25 per sport)
PE (0.5)
Humanities Electives Leadership & Ethics I (0.5) Leadership & Ethics I (0.5)
SAT/ACT Prep (0.5)
General Skills (1.0)
Psychology 201 DE (1.0)
Psychology 203 DE (1.0)
Sociology 101 DE (1.0)
Leadership & Ethics II (0.5)
General Skills (1.0)
SAT/ACT Prep (0.5)
Psychology 201 DE (1.0)
Psychology 203 DE (1.0)
Sociology 101 DE (1.0)
Leadership & Ethics II (0.5)
General Skills (1.0)
SAT/ACT Prep (0.5)

Minimum credits needed for graduation: 24

Total Possible College Credits: 24

Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits every year (including college courses) in order to receive a Thomas Sumter Academy high school diploma.

Notes:

  1. Students who took English I as an 8th Grader and earned an 85 or above will take English II in their Freshman year.
  2. Students who took Algebra as an 8th Grader and earned an 85 or above will take Geometry in their Freshman year.
  3. Students who took Physical Science as an 8th Grader and earned an 85 or above will take Biology I in their Freshman year.
  4. TSA has the ability to provide additional languages to include Arabic, German, and French on an individual basis.
  5. Computer Applications is a required elective for a Thomas Sumter Academy Diploma.
  6. In order to receive a Thomas Sumter Academy Diploma, a student must earn at least six units of Electives.
  7. In accordance with South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale (SCUGS), Thomas Sumter uses the Carnegie units. Additionally Thomas Sumter is on the 10 point grading scale per SCUGS.
  8. Courses in red and italicized are Dual Enrollment Courses offered through local colleges which TSA has partnered with to maximize the academic rigor offered by Thomas Sumter.