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2020-2021 GCS Virtual School

In response to the needs of our community, GCS has added a new full-time virtual option for students in grades 5K-12. Unlike eLearning, which was implemented under emergency conditions during last spring's school shutdown, students in the Virtual Program will have a normal daily instructional schedule, earn grades, and receive timely teacher feedback in response to class or homework. Teachers experienced in online platforms and virtual instruction will help and support student engagement using live and recorded lessons and tutorials. We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions for your convenience and review.

If you want your child(ren) to participate in the GCS Virtual Program, please complete the application linked below. Because staffing the virtual program requires the removal of teachers from traditional classrooms, we are asking parents to commit to a full year of virtual instruction. However, if a family requests a transfer back to brick and mortar instruction before or at the semester break (January), we will work for a mid-year transition, so long as appropriate space is available.

If you want to participate in the GCS Virtual Program during the 2020-21 school year, please complete this application as soon as possible so we can properly staff both our virtual and traditional programs. The application will remain open through July 27. If you have additional questions, you can submit them at .

Click for the GCS Virtual Program Application

2020-2021 Enrollment Process

Due to current school closures, the enrollment process will be completed electronically.  Specific enrollment dates have been established to assist families in completing the enrollment process. Those dates are: June 30, July 1, July 8, July 9, July 14-16, July 21, July 22, and July 27-29.

To enroll at JL Mann HS for the 20-21 school year, please print and complete the necessary forms through the Enrollment Forms link below.  Completed forms, along with the additional required documentation listed below, can be scanned (or photographed) and emailed to our school clerks Mrs. Ruff or Mrs. Faulkner via email to or

Enrollment Forms 20-21 (Student Enrollment Form, Home Language Survey, and Transportation Form)

Additional Documentation Required:

*2 proofs of residency (Current Mortgage Statement or Current Lease Agreement) and Current Utility Bill (Power, Water, Gas or Cable)
*Parent ID
*Birth Certificate (long form preferable if available)
*Current Immunization Record
*Current Courses and Grades (to help the counselor with course selection)
*If applicable, current special education IEP or 504 Plan.

Once all enrollment paperwork has been submitted, a school counselor will contact you to complete the registration process and course selection.  Contact information for School Counselors is available at

Withdrawals, Record Requests, and Transcript Requests

Due to current school closures, withdrawals and record requests will be completed electronically.  Please contact our School Counseling Clerk, Mrs. Faulkner, at  Mrs. Faulkner will facilitate withdrawing students from JL Mann High School and completing record requests.  The document for requesting records or transcripts is below.  The completed form may be scanned (or photographed) and sent to Mrs. Faulkner via email.  Families may also contact school counselors.  Contact information for School Counselors is available at

Student Transcript/Records Request Form

UPDATE- Parking Pass Information

Due to COVID-19, J. L. Mann High School will sell parking passes online instead of in person. Passes will still be sold on the originally published dates of August 3rd – 6th. Parking passes are limited. 450 will be sold virtually before the start of school. Those sold after the start of school will be sold on a first come first served basis.  Click here for details.

Email CSM Hoxit if you have questions about parking passes.  

New Transportation Form for 2020-21

Greenville County Schools is asking ALL families who will have a student or students enrolled for the 2020-21 school year to complete a new Transportation Request Form. The form should be completed for EVERY student, including bus riders, car riders, walkers, bicyclists, and daycare bus riders.

It is very important to complete the form so GCS can efficiently plan for how students will arrive and depart campuses daily. It is particularly important for students who have moved or changed schools. 

In order to ensure school bus transportation on the first day of school, forms are due by Friday, July 31. School bus requests submitted after July 31 will not be routed until after Labor Day.

AP Summer Reading Assignments

The below AP classes have required summer reading assignments.  

2020-2021 Sex Education Dates

Sex Ed. Instruction dates for the 2020-2021 school year will be broken up into two 8-day programs split over 1st and 2nd semester.  The dates for JL Mann are:

Parent preview dates:

J. L. Mann named to US News list of America’s Best High Schools and Washington Post’s List of Most Challenging

J. L. Mann named to US News list of America’s Best High Schools and Washington Post’s List of Most Challenging Schools.

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