In 2005, the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) law came into effect which requires each student from 2011 and beyond to participate in an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) conference with a School Counselor along with the parent each academic year. IGPs allow parents to stay up to date with activities and classes at school, as well as his/her child’s career and educational interests. Also, it provides face-to-face interaction with the student's School Counselor promoting parental involvement.
An Individual Graduation Plan or IGP is an educational plan established to help assist a student achieve his or her specific educational and career goals while promoting maximum educational possibilities. During an IGP conference, the student will discuss long term goals such as post-secondary education and career goals as well as short term goals such as chosen high school majors (areas of interest) and classes. It is then discussed with the student how he or she can plan his/her coursework to assist in achieving these goals.
For additional information, please contact the Counseling office and visit https://ed.sc.gov/