Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022

Final Opportunity to Register for 2022-23 GCS Virtual Program

Greenville County students have a final opportunity to enroll in our full-time Virtual Program.  Registration for the 2022-23 GCS Virtual Program opens at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 18 and will continue through 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 1.  To register, students must be enrolled in Greenville County Schools and parents must have a BackPack account. (**The Virtual Program will not be offered for Specialized/Magnet programs such as Charles Townes Center, Language Immersion and preschool programs or the most intensive special education services, which is typically referred to as self-contained programming.)

All current Virtual Program students will need to reapply for next year or the student will be reassigned to the student’s homebased school.

This is the final window is for those parents who are certain they want their students to participate in the Virtual Program next fall. The program will be staffed based on this early signup. Greenville County Schools will reopen the window in April to create a waitlist. Students on the waitlist will be scheduled based on availability of space in the Virtual Program. 

We will email notifications of acceptance and Virtual Program contracts by February 15, 2022.  Students in the Virtual Program will be scheduled based on grade level and academic record. GCS cannot guarantee placement with other students or teachers from the home-based school. Middle and high school parents will be contacted by the Virtual Program guidance counselors to schedule an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) conference.   

Students will be expected to participate daily in live sessions at scheduled times. Those who fail to do so will be marked absent and are subject to truancy consequences.  Exceptions are based on extenuating circumstances and must be pre-approved in advance by the virtual administrator.

Students accepted into the virtual program for the 2022-2023 school year will not be eligible for magnet academies or change in assignment choice. If a student is approved for a magnet or choice slot after being accepted in the virtual program, parents must state their intent by the deadline or forfeit their choice/magnet slot.

Note*** During the 2022-23 Virtual Program application window of January 18 through February 1, 2022, parents will not be able to apply for the current school year using Parent Backpack.  Parents must contact the student’s current school administration to let them know of this request to transfer to the Virtual Program. The home school administrator will contact GCS Virtual to determine if the parent’s request can be approved. After Feb.1, parents will be able to apply to the Virtual Program through Parent Backpack for the current year.


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