Current Term Information
Registration for GCVSP Fall 2023 term begins April 10, 2023. End date is July 27, 2023. See your School Counselor for details. Fall/Spg courses are free.
All registration is through the School Counselor. Schools provide a digital application form and the student must complete it to enroll in a course. The digital application form must be submitted prior to the counselor registering the student. Students DO NOT APPLY using BackPack.
Quick Step Guide to Register
Fall and Spring GCVSP courses are free, but Summer Term classes require a fee.
For students who wish to drop a Fall term course, the deadline for dropping WITH NO PENALTY in Fall 2023 is August 21, 2023. Withdrawals after the deadline result in a WF/50 per state grading policy for high school courses. In Summer term, no refund is issued after the deadline.
Students must have a computer and daily internet access in order to participate in the program. GCVSP is not responsible for the technology of the student, so students should check to make sure their computer meets the System Requirements before registering for a class. All GCVSP courses work on district-assigned Chromebooks. It is the student’s responsibility to have a backup plan if their Chromebook is kept by the school over the summer or their laptop fails, to keep all work on a thumb drive, and to notify their teacher immediately if there are tech issues. Technology issues are not a valid excuse for not handing in work or handing in work after the due date. Late penalties will apply.
If a GCS student who is enrolled in a GCVSP course withdraws from Greenville County Schools mid-term to attend school in another district, state or country, the student will lose access to their GCVSP course. This also applies to students who withdraw from their GCS school to attend a private, charter or home school in mid-term or prior to the beginning of the next school year. No academic penalty will be assessed in such cases, but the student is removed automatically from the course when he/she withdraws from their home GCS school. Students who know they are going to be withdrawn from GCS should not enroll in a GCVSP class. (Programs such as the Governors School for the Arts require the student be withdrawn from the school district, so students admitted to SCGSA should NOT enroll in a GCVSP virtual course. Students who are moving to a charter or private school the next year should NOT register for a summer class.)
For students who are taking a course in Summer term which requires a fee, please contact your School Counselor at the school where you are currently enrolled for online payment instructions which will be emailed to the parent. The payment must be received by the posted deadline. GCVSP does not offer Credit Recovery for students who need to repeat a failed course. The VirtualSC website has information on Credit Recovery. For students repeating a course in summer through GCVSP, for any reason, the fee is $125.
In SUMMER term when the student pays for a course, requests for refund and withdrawal from the course must be in writing (email to firstname.lastname@example.org ) and made by the posted deadline. There are no "breaks" or vacation time during the six to seven week Summer term.
All available courses for a particular term are listed under the heading Course Offerings on the front page of the website. Click on the link of the term you are interested in. Not all courses are offered in every term. All GCVSP courses are approved by the NCAA.
Courses are subject to enrollment, i.e. some courses may not make due to low enrollment. Near the end of the registration period, students should check with their School Counselor for a list of classes that did not make. (No email from the program will be sent to parents regarding cancelled classes due to the volume and timing of cancellations.) Any student that pays for a class (SUMMER term only) that does not make due to low enrollment, will receive a refund through the US Mail. If online payment was made, the refund will not include the small nonrefundable fee charged by MySchoolBucks, the company that handles online payments.
Students may take courses for initial credit or to repeat credit for a course failed. All courses are high school courses and fall under the district's High School grading guidelines. Only final Quarter grades are floored at a grade of 50. Late submission policies for work that is submitted after the deadline are very strict and are posted clearly on every course. Due to the nature of the courses, assignments are not rolled out early or accepted beyond the due date without accruing a late penalty. Students are required to manage their time to complete work on a weekly basis. (If a student failed a course and needs to recover credit, he/she should seek to register for Credit Recovery with VIRTUALSC, the SC state virtual program which can be a more efficient and timely method for recovering credit. GCVSP does not offer Credit Recovery.) PE 6, 7, and 8 are non-unit bearing middle school courses that fall under Middle School Grading guidelines.
Final Exams for students in GCVSP classes are non-traditional and project-based with the exception of State-mandated "End-of-Course" Exams. GCVSP Final Exams do NOT require a face-to-face proctored session at the school. However, students taking the EOC classes Algebra 1, English 2 or US History are the EXCEPTION. (End-of-Course Exams are administered face-to-face at a GCS school location on a pre-determined date and time set by the student's school.) The district sets the amount that final exams will count toward the final grade. Contact your online teacher or School Counselor for details.
GCVSP has provided high school courses to GCS students in grades 7 - 12 to supplement the coursework they take in their regular GCS schools since 2012. Most GCVSP courses award one unit of HS credit, and students may take only one or two per term. Students must be enrolled in a regular Greenville County Schools middle or high school in order to take a virtual GCVSP course. That means that students who want to take a GCVSP course can be enrolled in either the district's Full Virtual Option or be attending face-to face at their home school. GCVSP does not offer Credit Recovery for students who need to repeat a failed course. Students who fail a course may be able to recover the credit by taking Credit Recovery through VirtualSC. (*GCVSP offers PE 6, PE 7 and PE 8 for middle school credit/no HS unit)
GCVSP is fully integrated into the GCS Student Registration System, PowerSchool. This means students' schedules and grades are entered into PowerSchool just like students in GCS regular high schools. The GCVSP calendar, and timeline, is aligned with the Greenville County Schools calendar. GCVSP is on block schedule like all high schools. During Summer Term, grades are collected and stored through the Google Classroom platform, then entered into PowerSchool at the end of summer by the School Counselor.