SC Virtual School


1. Students must request virtual and/or online classes with their Professional School Counselor. Only through the approval of the professional school counselor will students be able to enroll in the South Carolina Virtual School and/or other online courses.

2. Selection is based on:

● Students (grades 9-12) who need or want to take elective courses or courses that are not offered at Colleton County High School.

● Students (grades 9-12) who need to recover credits from a non-district high school in South Carolina or out of state.

● Students who are classified as seniors and need additional coursework to graduate (on time) during the current school year.

● Students who have scheduling conflicts identified by their professional school counselors and the school administration (with principal discretion).

● Students who need to be remediated for loss credit (during the previous semester).

● Former students who dropped out or quit school and are identified by professional school counselors and/or the school administration (students must need minimal credits to complete high school).

3. Students interested in enrolling in core coursework (i.e. English, math, science, social studies, etc) for the South Carolina Virtual School must initially take the requested course through face to face teacher-led instruction at Colleton County High School.

4. Students and parents have the right to appeal South Carolina Virtual School course denials with the principal of Colleton County High School and if necessary, with a special committee to consist of a school administrator, department chairperson, and professional school counselor (who does not serve as a student's assigned professional school counselor). All additional such appeals and/or concerns should be directed to the assistant superintendent for high school curriculum.

Virtual and/or online students will be expected to:

1. Be self-motivated and independent learners. All coursework should be completed by the student alone. Virtual and/or online students must study often and dedicate a minimum of 8-12 hours per week to each assigned virtual/online course.

2. Be Internet, email and word processing savvy. Virtual and/or online students should be most familiar with the Internet and able to send and receive emails. Such communication is the norm between virtual students and teachers. Attaching word processing documents in also the norm.

3. Be prepared academically. Virtual and/or online students should demonstrate past success academically in previous courses. Virtual and/or online students should be strong writers since writing and responding to open ended questions is common in many virtual and/or online courses.

4. Be able to access technology. Virtual and/or online students should have regular access to a computer with Internet connections. This may include a computer at home, a relative's home, church, and/or public library.
Virtual and/or online courses can be very demanding and rigorous. It will be essential that students have support from adults in relation to organizing their schedules accordingly to meet required deadlines.