South Carolina Virtual Charter School
The South Carolina Virtual Charter School (SCVCS) is a full-time, tuition-free online public charter school located in the US state of South Carolina. It is partnered with the private K12 Inc to provide learning content and services to its students. SCVCS is a statewide virtual public school programme. Courses are available for students in grades K through 12 who reside in the state of South Carolina.
The school had 1,867 students enrolled in 2009-2010.
Students receive a South Carolina High School Diploma. Students will spend no more than 20 to 25 percent of their time on the computer in the early grades, and more as they progress. Textbooks, workbooks, and hands-on instructional materials as used as well (and are provided). Based on financial need, SCVCS may loan a computer to an enrolling family.
The South Carolina Virtual Charter School web site is at http://www.k12.com/scvcs/
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- "Keeping Pace With Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice", Evergreen Education Group, 2010, http://kpk12.com/reports/
- South Carolina Virtual Charter School web site, http://www.k12.com/scvcs/
- "SC Virtual Charter School", CCD Public school data 2009-2010 school year, NCES, http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&SchoolID=450390101513&ID=450390101513