8th-12th grades are an exciting time for students at UCDS. Besides venturing out to Washington D.C. and the Bahamas, students have the opportunity to begin taking classes for college credit at USC Union in their junior and senior years. College prep courses enable students to leave high school prepared for the next step in their education.
UCDS offers membership in the National Beta Club for qualifying students, and our juniors are honored by USC Union as Junior Scholars of Excellence. Our students also participate in Girls' and Boys' State programs over the summer. The majority of our graduating seniors receive partial or full scholarships to the schools of their choice.
Ranking Policy: Students are ranked in grades 9-12 based on the average of all high school unit bearing courses attempted in grades 8-12 as weighted using the South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale. Honor graduates are determined by averaging final grades of all unit bearing high school courses. Students who have an overall average of 96 or better are considered “honor” graduates, the Salutatorian is the student ranked number 2 in the class and the Valedictorian is the student with the highest overall GPA using the SC Uniform Grading Scale.