Greenville County Schools (GCS) is offering students a second chance to enroll in the full-time GSC Virtual Program by opening a second enrollment window for the 2021-2022 virtual program.
From Thursday, April 1 through Friday, April 23, the second enrollment window for the GCS Virtual Program 2021-22 will be open. Students must be enrolled in the GCS system and parents must have a BackPack account in order to register.
Students who apply after the second deadline has closed will be put on a waiting list and will be scheduled in the Virtual Program depending on availability.
Below are important changes to the Virtual Program for 2021-22:
- The importance of attendance in live sessions will be emphasized further. Students will be expected to participate in live sessions at scheduled times
- Parents who wish for students to return to brick and mortar instruction will be allowed to make requests at the end of each nine-week grading period.
- Students in the Virtual Program will be scheduled based on their grade level and academic background, rather than their school.
- GCS cannot guarantee placement with other students or teachers from the home-based school.
The Virtual Program would not be available for Specialized/Magnet programs such as the Charles Townes Center, Language Immersion, preschool programming, or the most intensive special education services, known as self-contained programming.
Regardless of the exclusions, any student may enroll in virtual education. If there are registration problems, an IEP team will determine whether or not resources should be given to a student.
If a child has a medical condition that prohibits him or her from attending in-person classes, GCS advises the parents to meet with his or her doctor and apply for care through the medical homebound program.
To find out more about the Virtual Program, click here.