What is SCoVE?
SCoVE is a new school for Stanly County Schools, Stanly County Virtual Education.
What is the purpose of SCoVE?
SCoVE is designed to meet the individual academic needs of those students and parents who prefer to homeschool and/or private school their child, yet provide an opportunity to utilize our courses (seated and/or virtual) that one may have difficulty teaching or that would not otherwise be possible in the home setting.
How does SCoVE work?
Students must be enrolled in two or more courses. SCoVE is tuition-free for Stanly County Residents. Students living outside of Stanly County would pay the out-of-county tuition as determined by the Stanly County Board of Education. SCS would pay for the online course access, as in NCVPS courses are approximately $350 each. Also, if a student wanted a blend of online and seated that is also available!
Reliable Internet service must be available and is not provided by SCS. SCS will provide students with a loaner Chromebook to use for courses, if needed, for a non-refundable $15 technology fee each school year.
What about students being enrolled in homeschool and SCS at the same time?
Yes, students can take courses in both. SCS will provide additional educational opportunities for homeschool, private school, or students with medical reasons.
What grade levels will SCoVE enroll students?
SCoVE enrollment is K-12.
When will the SCoVE school or process begin?
The Stanly County Virtual Education School will begin Fall 2018. Enrollment into SCoVE has started. Please call 704-961-3000 to schedule an enrollment appointment.
Will transportation be provided to the students who would like to attend a program or course that is not in their district?
SCS will continue to bus students within the traditional high schools during the first half of the day for programs not available at school within residency (not for courses available through telepresence).
SCS is in the second year of providing student access to programs in other high schools. Course access is available either by school bus during first half of the day or by personal transportation anytime during the day.
The transportation costs to and from these schools would be outrageous considering the cost of fuel beginning next year for a field trip is over $2.00. How will you pay for this?
We are currently working to improve our bus route efficiency which will improve our funding significantly from the state, offsetting any internal busing. SCS is in the second year of providing student access to programs in other high schools, and we would be using existing transportation for the transfers between schools during the first half of the day.
Will transportation be provided between home and school, if attending a seated class (face to face) in one of the traditional schools?
Transportation may be provided from home to the student’s school of residency for seated courses taken first period/block (start of school day). Transportation may be provided from the student’s school of residency to home for seated courses taken last period/block (end of school day).
What is being done for Career & Technical Education students?
SCS will offer the current Career & Tech Ed program areas in the traditional high schools: Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, Business & Information Technology, Technology Education, Career Development, and Technical & Industrial Education (Carpentry, Woodworking, Masonry, Automotive, Drafting, Electronics, & Graphics Communication).
We offer over 85 CTE courses and are always looking to partner with SCC and expand our programs. A SCoVE student may attend school for one or more of the CTE program courses.
What about art programs? Will there still be band, visual art, etc. available for SCoVE students?
SCS will have art programs available at the traditional schools for any SCoVE student wanting to participate in face-to-face courses. Many art courses are also available online for high school students.
What would be the requirements for graduation?
All SCoVE students will continue the NC and SCS BOE requirements for graduation, if there is a desire to earn a SCS diploma.
May a SCoVE student participate in graduation ceremonies at the high school within their residency district?
Yes. A student enrolled as a SCoVE student may participate in graduation ceremonies at the high school within their district of residency. The diploma and transcript will indicate “Stanly County Virtual Education” as the school of graduation.
Given all new options, what is being done to ensure all policies, procedures, and adequate planning is in place so that students will have successful experiences?
SCoVE will provide guidance in each of the grade levels (elementary, middle, and high) to ensure students and parents are up to date. Additionally, there will be staff available to ensure parents are getting questions answered and students are on target with courses.
Is there an application process for SCoVE?
Yes. Each student must enroll into Stanly County Schools. Homeschool or private school status would be maintained. Please visit our website at www.stanlycountyschools.org and navigate to Resources then Enrollment to access the enrollment packet and instructions for SCS. In addition to these documents, homeschools must bring a copy of their homeschool registration card, transcript and/or report cards, and attendance reports.
Will students enrolled in SCoVE be able to participate in sports? Where will students play sports?
All SCS traditional high schools and middle schools have athletic offerings. Details and procedures for middle and high school are determined by NCHSAA and the SCS Board of Education.
Generally, middle and high school students must be enrolled in at least three courses to play SCS sports.
The decision on school location for participation is based on the district residency of the student.
Can SCoVE students take AP (advanced Placement), honors, or standard courses without attending a school location?
Yes – these are available either seated, online, or through telepresence online (high school and limited middle school).
What about end of course or end of year testing?
Students are required to take all State tests/exams required for their grade level and/or courses in which enrolled. These tests must be taken in person.
The plan says that they will have opportunities starting in Kindergarten through eighth grade. How will SCoVE students in these grades receive educational opportunities?
K-5 students may participate in math and reading through Edgenuity online learning. 6th through 8th grade students can participate in Edgenuity and may have additional online learning opportunities. Students may attend classes at the elementary or middle school in their district of residency for face-to-face instruction.
Community colleges offer college transfer courses and students receive dual credits, high school and college. Community college Career & College Promise courses often require a textbook and/or course fee.
SCS is in the planning process to ensure students will have opportunities for reduced costs or no costs for these community college courses.
Who do I contact about SCoVE?
Parents who are interested in registering their student(s) for SCoVE, please contact 704-961-3000 to set up an enrollment appointment. Prior to your appointment, visit our website at www.stanlycountyschools.org and navigate to Resources then Enrollment to access the enrollment packet and instructions for SCS enrollment. In addition to these documents, homeschools must bring a copy of their homeschool registration card, transcript and/or report cards, and attendance reports.
For questions regarding SCoVE, please contact 704-961-3192.