Pickens county school announced the launch of its 2020 virtual academy. It’s an online school for grades K-12, a fully virtual option for those families who don’t want to send their kids back to school in this coming school year because of COVID-19.
The Pickens County Virtual Academy will offer full course selection that will adhere to South Carolina’s career and readiness standards allowing graduates to earn diplomas from their local high schools. The District also said that devices, software, and other support will be provided.
SDPC will schedule information online meetings for elementary, middle, and high school students and their families on these dates
- July 7 – High School Programs at 6 PM
- July 7 — Middle School Programs at 7:30 PM
- July 9 – Elementary School Programs at 6 PM
Click here to join the online meetings or receive more information on the Pickens County Virtual Academy.
Pickens is among the first districts to make this move but Tim Waller of Greenville County says others soon could follow. Greenville has not made an announcement yet but Waller says they are getting closer. He said it will be rigorous and the curriculum will be a lot harder than what we saw in the spring of 2020.