Home School Enrollment Information

VirtualSC is a course supplemental program through the South Carolina Department of Education that offers online courses to South Carolina students in grades 7-12. All students wishing to take courses through our program must be enrolled in or be a member of a public school, a private school, an adult education program, or homeschooling association in South Carolina.

Homeschooling and VirtualSC

All home school students requesting courses with VirtualSC must belong to one of the three homeschooling options. as determined by S.C. Code Ann 59-65. For more general information regarding homeschooling in South Carolina, please visit the South Carolina Department of Education's Homeschooling Website.

Steps For Enrollment:

  1. Create an account for your home school student.
    • On the School Information part of the form you will choose:
      • District: Home School
      • School: Home School
      • Counselor: Kristin VanRynn (VirtualSC home school liaison)
  2. Once the account is created, you must submit the Proof of Affiliation form.
  3. When registration begins, log into the student’s account and request the course(s).
  4. The home school liaison will check the course requests of students and approve them if an up-to-date proof of affiliation is submitted.

Resources:

  • Home School Enrollment Policy
  • Proof Of Affiliation Form: All home school families wanting to take courses through VirtualSC must submit their proof of affiliation to their home school association via this form.
  • Proctor Verification Form: This form must be filled out by the home school parent with the information of the person who will proctor the student's final exams. 
  • ProctorU: All students taking courses with VirtualSC, including home school students, must take live-proctored final exams. VirtualSC home school students have the option of taking their final exams through ProctorU. ProctorU is an online, live-proctoring system in which students are proctored remotely via webcam. Please keep in mind that ProctorU is a third party and charges a fee for their services.
  • South Carolina Department of Education - District Test Coordinator Information Page: Home School students taking EOC courses must take their End-of-course-Examination in the public school district where they are zoned. This page includes a comprehensive directory of district testing coordinators, who can aid homeschool parents in scheduling End-of-Course Examinations.
  • South Carolina Department of Education - End of Course Examination Information Page: All students taking EOC courses (Algebra 1, English 1, U.S. History and the Constitution, and Biology 1) with Virtual SC, including home school students, must take the state-mandated End-Of-Course Examination. This page will provide you with important information regarding these exams.
  • South Carolina Department of Education - Home School Information Page: Home school parents and students will find important information on the legislation corresponding to home schools, as well as contact information for Home Schooling Option 2 and a comprehensive directory of Option 3 Home School associations. This site also includes a FAQ on various home school-related topics.