South Dakota Virtual School

The South Dakota Virtual School is an online clearinghouse of tuition-free distance courses offered by approved providers. All course offerings and providers are approved by the South Dakota Department of Education. The goal of the Virtual School is to provide choice, flexibility and quality for all students across the state. South Dakota Virtual is not a diploma granting institution.

South Dakota Virtual School Review

Fee Structure: Tuition-free for residents of South Dakota in participating school districts
Student Type: Only teens
Program Type: Combination
Offers Diploma: No
Accredited: Yes
Accreditation: South Dakota Department of Education

About South Dakota Virtual School

South Dakota Virtual School provides a variety of courses that students can take on their own time, all taught by qualified professionals and aligned to the state’s content standards. Any middle or high school student enrolled in a South Dakota school can take courses via the Virtual School. Home school students also can take advantage of the curriculum offerings, as long as they register through their home district. Typically, schools pay for the cost of a student to take a course via the South Dakota Virtual School. Costs vary depending on the particular provider and course offering.

Since schools usually cover the cost of a course, designated school personnel must approve any request for a student to take a course via the Virtual School. Schools also are required to register students. Students are not allowed to register on their own. That way, the school can keep tabs on the number of students using the service. Schools also are responsible for monitoring student progress.

South Dakota Virtual School Accreditation

South Dakota Virtual School is accredited by the South Dakota Department of Education.

South Dakota Virtual School Programs

South Dakota Virtual offers hundreds of courses from several approved curriculum providers. A comprehensive list of all class options is available on the school’s website.

South Dakota Virtual School Admissions

Students are encouraged to browse course offerings via the South Dakota Virtual School. Once they have selected a course, they submit their request to the school’s designated contact person, often a counselor or high school principal, to review the selection and, if approved, register the student. Once a student is registered, classes can begin immediately. For more information on the school’s admission requirements, contact South Dakota Virtual directly.

Phone: 605-773-3134
Website: sdvs.k12.sd.us/

South Dakota Virtual School Tuition Cost

South Dakota Virtual School is tuition-free for residents of South Dakota in participating school districts.

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