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We are excited to announce that PCVA will continue to be an option during the 2021-2022 school year! The enrollment window to register for PCVA is currently open! Please visit our enrollment page for more information.
Pickens County Virtual Academy offers full-time online learning opportunities for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade!
In the 2020-2021 school year, our virtual program expanded to accommodate students who were not ready to return to face-to-face instruction due to coronavirus concerns and to continue to serve students of all ages who have found online learning to be a good fit during the pandemic. Our district sees PCVA as having profound relevance and significance both within and well beyond the present pandemic and is committed to giving Pickens County families a virtual choice in the future.
Unlike other online education options, Pickens County Virtual Academy allows students to be taught by a teacher from their own community. Students enrolled in PCVA may still participate in school based extracurricular activities. During the school day, students will have access to their teachers; however, students may work at any time of the day, holidays and weekends.
Students are still connected to their local school and graduates still earn a diploma from their local high school. Pickens County Virtual Academy’s curriculum aligns to South Carolina College & Career Ready Standards. Students will be supported with teachers, devices, and software provided by SDPC.