End of Course Exam Policy
The End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) is state-mandated and requires students completing the following courses to take the final EOCEP exam, which counts as 20% of the student’s final grade:
US History & Constitution
Because this is a state-mandated exam, VirtualSC students in the courses listed above must take these exams; this includes public, private and home school students (students enrolled in charter schools and Adult Education programs are considered public school students). VirtualSC students must take their EOCEP exams, per the EOCEP testing guidelines, at the end of the semester in which they are scheduled to complete the course. Per State Board of Education Regulation 43-248 a final grade will not be issued to students until the state mandated final exam has been administered. Students who have not been administered an EOCEP by the conclusion of the following exam administration window will be issued a Withdrawn Incomplete (WI) for the course that has a missing exam grade. A final grade will not be issued for that course once the next exam administration window has passed.
Public School Students
Students sponsored by public schools will take their EOCEP exam through their sponsor school. Students must communicate with their school counselors to confirm the date, time and location of the testing site.
Private School Students
Students sponsored by private schools will take their EOCEP exam directly through VirtualSC. A regional EOCEP location will be identified and the location will be disclosed to the student, parent, and School Sponsor.
Home School Students
Students enrolled in a homeschool while taking an EOCEP course through VSC will take their exam directly through VirtualSC. A regional EOCEP location will be identified and the location will be disclosed to the student and parent.