South Carolina Virtual Charter School Class of 2013 Offered Over $2.5 Million in College Scholarships

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Online students take part in graduation ceremony and plan to attend top universities across the country

South Carolina Virtual Charter School

We recognized not only the achievements of the students and faculty, but also the encouragement and support of their families, who directly contributed to crafting such an amazing program.

South Carolina Virtual Charter School (SCVCS), a tuition-free public charter school for students in South Carolina, honored its graduates during a 2013 ceremony that took place on Thursday, June 6 at The Brookland Health and Wellness Center in West Columbia, SC. Over 90% of the students from the graduating class have elected to continue their studies at a higher level, including post-secondary colleges, advanced training and the military.

This year’s graduating class is particularly impressive, attracting the attention of top universities in South Carolina and across the country. Many graduates were further honored with scholarships and financial assistance – in the state of South Carolina specifically there were two Palmetto Fellows Scholarship nominees, eight Hope Scholarship nominees and 57 Life Scholarship nominees. Overall, the SCVCS Class of 2013 was offered an impressive $2.73 million in total scholarships, a school record.

“This year’s class is truly a talented and diverse group of young scholars,” said Dr. Cherry Daniel, Head of School for South Carolina Virtual Charter School. “I feel honored to have become part of this community, one that is full of students, parents and teachers that share a common drive and determination for success. During the graduation ceremony we recognized not only the achievements of the students and faculty, but also the encouragement and support of their families, who directly contributed to crafting such an amazing program.”

In addition to receiving a comprehensive individualized learning program, SCVCS students are encouraged to participate in a range of extracurricular activities, as well as a national network of 100+ clubs that cover a wide variety of interests. Teachers at SCVCS provide instruction and support by regularly interacting with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings. SCVCS uses the award-winning curriculum and school services provided by K12 Inc., a leading national provider of digital learning content and online and blended school programs. By working closely to help pace the curriculum to meet individual goals for advancement, teachers can adjust their lesson plans to the student, not the other way around. Students are also invited to participate in school outings, field trips, picnics and other social events throughout the year, making for a well-rounded experience.

While the accomplishment of a high school diploma is an achievement in itself, the vast majority of students from the SCVCS Class of 2013 have chosen to take their studies to the next level. Some of the colleges chosen by this year's graduating class include:

Ball State University
Clemson University Honors College
Coastal Carolina
College of Charleston
Columbia College
Furman University
Spartanburg Methodist
University of Kentucky
University of South Carolina
Virginia Tech University
Wofford College

To learn more about the program, SCVCS hosts free community events and online information sessions throughout the year. Families can find more information on upcoming events and how to enroll by visiting:

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