GCS Virtual Program Application
All applications submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. on July 27 were automatically ENROLLED in the GCS Virtual Program. An additional 3,100 applications were approved after the deadline. All other applicants have been placed on a wait list and will be admitted based on our ability to accommodate additional students. (Families with medical conditions that make it unsafe to send their children to in-person school will receive special consideration on being accepted into the GCS Virtual Program. To qualify, families must email documentation from a certified medical professional to GCSVirtual@greenville.k12.sc.us. Once received, those applicants will be considered more carefully than parents who were simply late signing up. Please note: submitting these documents does not guarantee the student a slot in the Virtual Program.)
In response to the needs of our community, GCS has added a new full-time virtual option for students in grades 5K-12. You must be enrolled in your assigned school if you plan to register in the GCS Virtual Program. Unlike eLearning, which was implemented under emergency conditions during last spring's school shutdown, students in the Virtual Program will have a normal daily instructional schedule, earn grades, and receive timely teacher feedback in response to class or homework. Teachers experienced in online platforms and virtual instruction will help and support student engagement using live and recorded lessons and tutorials. We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions for your convenience and review.
If you want your child(ren) to participate in the GCS Virtual Program, please complete the application linked on this page. Because staffing the virtual program requires the removal of teachers from traditional classrooms, we are asking parents to commit to a full year of virtual instruction. However, if a family requests a transfer back to brick and mortar instruction before or at the semester break (January), we will work for a mid-year transition, so long as appropriate space is available.
Though we do not know for sure how in-person school will be conducted throughout the 2020-21 year, it is LIKELY that students in our traditional program will experience both in-person and eLearning due to changing conditions related to COVID. Any future eLearning will include new material, a more structured schedule, normal grading, and pre-recorded or live lessons with students' regular classroom teachers.
If you want to participate in the GCS Virtual Program during the 2020-21 school year, please complete the application as soon as possible so we can properly staff both our virtual and traditional programs. If you have additional questions, you can submit them at email@example.com.