As part of our mission, the Berkeley County School District (BCSD) strives to provide educational experiences that will ignite in every student, a passion for life-long learning. One way we can achieve this mission is by providing virtual learning opportunities. Providing students with access to virtual learning will allow them to advance their education and participate in an instructional medium that is prevalent in today’s post-secondary institutions and workforce training opportunities.
Students may use online options for initial credit or for credit recovery. The Guidance Department at each high school has information for students and parents concerning virtual learning opportunities. Any virtual learning course must be approved at the school level before a student may enroll, please contact the student’s counselor first.
In general, students registering for virtual learning courses should be self-motivated and strong, independent learners. To succeed in web-based courses, students should have basic keyboarding skills and be knowledgeable about web-based applications. Accessing the internet, sending and receiving email including adding attachments, and utilizing basic word processing software are necessary skills to succeed as a virtual learner. The student should have successfully completed the prerequisite coursework. A student must be an active participant in all course activities and complete all work on time. Successful virtual learners are generally very determined students who like to set their own goals and challenge themselves to meet them.