Attendance Policy

VirtualSC (VSC) prides itself on student success. Therefore, our faculty and staff aim to design rigorous and engaging courses, provide quality instruction, and ensure that all students who start a course have the academic support they need to succeed. We recognize, however, that there are circumstances that may require a student to be removed from a course.

Student Responsibilities

Students should spend the first fourteen days of a course making sure that they are comfortable with the technology of online learning and that they are capable of successfully mastering the content. Please note that when taking an online class, students are responsible for maintaining consistent and reliable computer access. Our courses are accessible from any computer with high-speed internet access; therefore, computer/internet problems will not be accepted as reasons for delays in meeting course deadlines. Students should develop contingency plans to deal with potential situations that would prevent them from accessing their courses (e.g., identifying alternate locations with internet access, using backup computers, etc.).

Only through continuous communication and consistent work can students be successful in an online course. Within each course, the instructor outlines the weekly minimum work requirements in the pacing guide. It is essential that students maintain regular contact with their instructors and submit assignments on time. If circumstances arise that prevent students from maintaining the appropriate pace in their courses, it is critical that they communicate with their instructors.

VirtualSC Attendance Policy

  1. Regularly submitting work constitutes attendance in a VirtualSC course.  
  2. Students who, at any time, fail to submit work in an initial credit or credit recovery course for a consecutive fourteen calendar day period will be administratively withdrawn from the course.
  3. Withdrawals due to attendance violation will discontinue three weeks before the final exam. Students enrolled in a yearlong course may be administratively withdrawn for an attendance violation during the first semester of the course, only.                 

Attendance Violations within the First Fourteen Days of a Course

These students will be designated as “Withdrawn No Show.” Being removed from a course in this way does not negatively affect a student’s transcript or Grade Point Average (GPA).

Attendance Violations after the First Fourteen Days of a Course

These students will be designated as “Withdrawn Attendance Violation” (WNG2).  Being removed from a course in this way does not negatively affect a student’s transcript or Grade Point Average (GPA).                                                                          

 Reinstatement into an Initial Credit or Credit Recovery Course

Reinstatement into an Initial Credit Course

  1. Only one reinstatement will be allowed per course per term.
  2. Students who have been withdrawn for any reason can be reinstated within 7 calendar days of the withdrawal date with a request for reinstatement from their sponsoring School Counselor.  After 7 calendar days from the date of the withdrawal the student will no longer be reinstated into a course for any reason and will need to re-enroll in the course in a future enrollment period. Students are allowed one reinstatement per course per term.  Students who have been withdrawn by their sponsoring school counselors may request reinstatement into a course by contacting their school counselors directly.  School counselors will request reinstatement on behalf of their students. School Counselors must request to have a student reinstated into a course within seven calendar days of the student’s withdrawal.  After seven calendar days, the student may no longer be reinstated into a course and will need to re-enroll in a future enrollment period through the VirtualSC Dashboard.
  3. Reinstatements will not be permitted within three weeks of the final exam.

Reinstatement into a Credit Recovery Course

  1. Students who have been automatically withdrawn due to attendance violations will need to re-request the desired course through the VirtualSC Dashboard. Students who have been withdrawn by their sponsoring school counselors may request reinstatement into a course by contacting their school counselors directly.  School counselors will request reinstatement on behalf of their students. School Counselors must request to have a student reinstated into a course within seven calendar days of the student’s withdrawal.  After seven calendar days, the student may no longer be reinstated into a course and will need to re-enroll in a future enrollment period through the VirtualSC Dashboard.