• CCSD Virtual Learning Information 2021-2022 

Plans for the Upcoming School Year

  • Virtual School



    The CCSD enrollment request form for Low Country Virtual has closed for the 2021-2022 school year. Please continue to check back on this site for any updates.

  • CCSD will no longer offer online learning remotely (also referred to as temporary remote) where students remain at home but are included in a class made up of both in-person and online students taught by a teacher at their neighborhood school. Students will either attend school in-person or enroll in the district's virtual academy option.

  • Virtual Learning K-8 Virtual Academy

    The Charleston County School District virtual academy option will be offered for a limited number of students in grades K-8 for the upcoming 2021-22 school year that begins in August. 

    The following is a brief description of the features of the 2021-22 virtual academy for grades K-8:

    • The virtual academy will be a high-quality, K-8 virtual/online school program to launch in Fall 2021 as a tuition-free online public school program for a limited number of students.
    • Students will take core courses in English language arts, math, science, social studies, and electives in a high-quality curriculum taught by certified teachers. The teachers will only teach online students.
    • Students will enroll in a regular school grade or course and participate in all required district and state-mandated testing.
    • All virtual course curriculum is aligned to South Carolina College and Career State Standards for elementary grade levels and to specific courses at the middle school level.
    • Students will learn in a hybrid model with both scheduled virtual class time with a teacher (synchronous) and independent assignment work-time (asynchronous). 
    • Gifted and talented and other special program services are also included in this virtual program option. 
    • Students will remain enrolled in their CCSD home school and be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities and events at their home school, but they will be full-time virtual academy students rather than being enrolled in a class online with a teacher at their home school.

    K-8 application process

    UPDATE: The request form is closed at this time, but please continue to contact us with any questions.

    The Application Process for families interested in the Low Country Virtual was conducted in late Spring 2021 and those families were notified of their status. In Charleston County, Low County Virtual students can pick up their device at their home school. To ensure the device is ready for pickup, we suggest you call your home school prior to stopping by to get your child's device.

    Families who missed the enrollment deadline or are now interested in virtual instruction should email virtualacademy@charleston.k12.sc.us or call 843-937-6582. The district is working to accommodate as many families as possible from the waiting list, but can't guarantee availability.

    K-8 Low Country Virtual

    Students enrolled in Low Country Virtual should visit lowcountryvirtual.org for information regarding the start of the school year. Students requiring a school-issued device should contact their base school to request and pick up this device before August 17th.

    Students who have not been enrolled in Low Country Virtual need to continue to report to their school as scheduled. 

    High school virtual academy 

    High School students interested in committing to a full-time virtual school program will work with their home school counselor to schedule the appropriate online courses to ensure on-time graduation. High school students will leverage CCSD and state-provided course platforms, such as VirtualSC, Edgenuity, CCSD Online Virtual Franchise, and distance learning courses. Online dual credit courses through Trident Technical College may also be available. Students who meet district graduation requirements will receive a diploma from their enrolled neighborhood school. Application through the district is not required.