How Online Education Works | South Carolina Virtual Charter School

South Carolina Virtual Charter School uses online curriculum and services provided by K12. Learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. While attendance, teacher interaction, and daily lessons are conducted online, our lessons use physical materials and offline tools as well.

Licensed Teachers, Superior Teaching Tools

At the South Carolina Virtual Charter School, all students interact with one or more state-licensed teachers (depending on the grade level) and communicate regularly with their teachers through e-mail, telephone, and online synchronized opportunities, and direct instruction. Each SCVCS family will receive all instructional materials, including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and other hands-on tools and resources. These materials complement the interactive online elements of our program, ensuring that students receive instruction using the best method for each subject matter.

Extensive Support System

SCVCS also provides an extensive support system to parents and students. In grades K-8, working closely with the teacher, the parent (or other responsible adult) serves as a "learning coach" to the child, helping to facilitate his or her progress and working to modify the pace and schedule as needed. At the high-school level, the adult is less involved, as students work at more of a collective pace with a class of students in conjunction with the teacher. Each teacher is state licensed and trained in his or her specific subject area. In addition, Town Hall Meetings, and networking opportunities are provided through various events and outings, enabling the entire school community to keep in close contact.

Individualized Learning, Public School Accountability

In addition to providing individualized learning, as an online public school, SCVCS provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and state testing required of all public schools.

Homebound Instruction

Students who cannot attend school because of an accident, illness or medical condition may be eligible for homebound instruction. A licensed physician must certify that the student is unable to attend school and may profit from special provisions and instruction made under the category of homebound service. Homebound instruction must be requested in writing. For additional information contact Sarah Love at