Franchise Program

The VirtualSC Franchise Program offers districts a turn-key online learning solution tailored to your district's needs.

The Franchise Program allows you to expand your online course curriculum to address the unique challenges of your district using your own teachers.  VirtualSC will provide the technology, curriculum, and training to help start your own program. 

VirtualSC will provide the following:

  1. Provide a franchise manager assigned to support the customer’s district
  2. Provide access to Learning Management System (LMS) platform (Moodle)
  3. Provide systems training during the school year for franchises, inclusive of SIS, LMS, Blackboard Collaborate, and other systems utilized for student instruction
  4. Provide hosting and setup of VirtualSC courses on LMS platform
  5. Provide course materials to students (digital textbooks and other instructional materials)
  6. Provide course updates
  7. Provide access to the VirtualSC Student Information System
  8. Provide student survey results
  9. Provide Instructor Training for all new course releases
  10. Provide a mid-point and year-end evaluation of the program
  11. Provide annual accountability report to SCDE
  12. Provide Franchise Leadership Training to one franchise manager per year (Assistance with setting up and managing an online program)
  13. Provide syllabus documents for AP courses for use in AP audit process

 

For more in-depth information about the franchise program, click the links below: 

Introduction to the VirtualSC Franchise Program

General Knowledge 

The Planning Process

Franchise District Video Highlights

VirtualSC Franchise Program Course Catalog 2020-21 

 

Would you like more information about setting up a VirtualSC Franchise?

Contact Courtney Howard at cphoward@ed.sc.gov or (803) 734-0142 for more information on starting a franchise with VirtualSC.

VirtualSC strives to assist districts interested in creating a quality, local online learning program. To ensure the time necessary to train all participating faculty and staff, the deadline for 2020 applications was Friday, July 10, 2020. If your district is interested in following the Franchise Program application process for a fall 2021 implementation, please notify Courtney Howard. Applications for fall 2021 implementations will open in spring 2021.

VirtualSC Franchise Program Offers:

Use VirtualSC Courses & Systems

Use VirtualSC's South Carolina standards-aligned online courses, student information system, and Learning Management System.

Use Your Own Teachers

Use your own district teachers and receive training from VirtualSC

Offer Courses on Your Schedule

Offer rolling enrollment online courses or courses based on your district's calendar