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Online Schools in South Carolina

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Online Public School in South Carolina Powered by K12

Did you know your student can receive a public school education right at home? K12-powered online public schools in South Carolina are designed to offer students in grades K–12 a tuition-free* education that includes interactive and engaging curriculum with instruction from state-certified teachers—wherever the internet is available.

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The Benefits of Public School at Home

A successful education does not have to be a one-size-fits-all experience. For some students, a K12-powered online school in South Carolina may provide a better fit as they offer personalized learning and the following benefits found in a brick-and-mortar public school:

  • Families do not pay tuition to enroll their students.
  • Classes are taught by South Carolina-certified teachers.
  • Qualified high school graduates earn a diploma recognized by colleges and universities around the country.
  • A traditional school year so online students will be on a similar schedule as friends who attend other South Carolina public schools.
  • A learning experience that balances focused study and opportunities to enjoy social interactions.
  • Participation in state assessment tests and the expectation to meet state attendance requirements

The K12-Powered Personalized Learning Program

  • Personalized learning plans for each student.
  • South Carolina-certified teachers to guide progress and tailor teaching to student needs.
  • Engaging, highly interactive curriculum that enriches and inspires.
  • Dual enrollment for eligible high school students to earn college credits on select courses.
  • Field trips, extracurricular activities, community service opportunities, and clubs.

What does a typical day in online school look like?

A typical day in a K12-powered online public school in South Carolina differs from student to student and by grade level, but in general includes:

  • Coursework in the K12-powered Online School platform.
  • Support from the Learning Coach, a parent or other responsible adult, who plays an active role and ensures the student is on track with assignments and coursework, records daily attendance, and communicates with teachers.
  • Interaction with online teachers and students in live, online classes called Class Connects.
  • Social activities online and in-person**.

Visit A Day in the Life of Online Students to see the similarities and differences in online learning at K12-powered online schools.

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Grades K–5

Being an online student means Zachary can structure his day the way he will be the most productive.

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Grades 6–8

Every morning, Elayna eats breakfast with her brothers and spends time playing with her dogs before starting school.

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Grades 9–12

Paola enjoys being able to start the day by having breakfast with her mom.

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Online Schools Available for South Carolina Students

Grades K-12

Prepare for college, career, and beyond with a dedicated staff and innovative curriculum designed for your future success. 

  • Jump-start your future by earning college credits and career certifications in high school. 
  • Accelerate your learning with a Gifted and Talented Program for all qualified, high-performing 3–8th grade students. 
  • Thrive with flexible, individualized instruction tailored to your needs. 

Grades K-8

Engaging curriculum, caring teachers, and innovative career exploration opportunities empower students to realize their full potential.

  • South Carolina-certified teachers and counselors provide tailored support
  • Live, virtual classes with real-time engagement among teachers and peers
  • Career & college prep opportunities embedded throughout students' education
  • Project-based learning enables students to develop skills for their future
  • Special education services help level the playing field
  • Career exploration course for middle school students
  • Extracurriculars available based on student interest
  • Teachers work with students based on their learning style and needs
  • Data evaluation allows teachers to quickly find areas where students need help
  • Expanding to grades K-12 for the 2024-2025 school year


Grades 9-12

Achieve success with flexible learning, individualized support, and alternative graduation pathways designed to meet your specific needs. 

  • Achieve graduation with additional flexibility and support. 
  • Jump-start your future with career certifications and college credits while in high school. 
  • Earn your diploma—graduation is guaranteed!

Grades K-12

Achieve a quality, personalized, private education through our engaging, interactive K12 curriculum and a dedicated, supportive team of teachers and advisors. Tuition-free private school for Arizona students through the Empowerment Scholarship. 

  • Accelerate your learning with dual enrollment, early college, AP®, and NCAA-approved courses. 
  • Jump-start your future with career and college prep, including career-focused electives beginning in 6th grade.  
  • Learn at your pace with year-round start dates enrolling full-time, part-time, and individual courses. 

Grades K-12

Achieve academic excellence while developing your Christian character and finding your life's purpose in a faith-based, supportive environment. Tuition-free private school for Arizona students through the Empowerment Scholarship. 

  • Integrate a Christian worldview into your life—the classroom and beyond—through our Servant Learner framework. 
  • Develop your character and grow in your faith through in-person activities at faith centers in select cities. 
  • Participate in weekly faith groups and chapel services to connect with other students who share your beliefs. 

Grades K-10

A Catholic-inspired private school in partnership with Marian University, MU Prep offers high-quality academics and flexible, personalized learning.

  • Education rooted in Catholic-inspired faith and framed by Franciscan values.
  • Individualized support plans designed around strengths and needs.
  • Licensed teachers with online experience and a faith-based perspective.

Grades K-12

Are you an independent learner seeking a highly flexible education? With more than 40 years of experience in self-paced distance learning, reach your potential any time, year-round. Tuition-free private school for Arizona students through the Empowerment Scholarship. 

  • Accelerate your learning with 170+ self-paced courses with multiple levels, including honors and AP®. 
  • Earn college credits while still in high school with dual enrollment. 
  • Assure your future—we awarded 771 high school diplomas in 2022, with 99.4% of students reporting college acceptance. 

Grades 8-12

Are you a highly motivated learner? Earn a premier, private college preparatory education online and get the tools to excel at top-tier universities. Affiliated with The George Washington University. 

  • Jump-start your future with one-to-one college counseling and unique dual enrollment opportunities. 
  • Prepare for life outside the classroom with our Journeys symposium. 
  • Unlock your future—100% of graduates are accepted to college, from Harvard to UC Berkeley. 

Grades K-11

Reach your full potential with an inclusive, engaging curriculum and the tools and guidance to be a successful global citizen. Tuition-free private school for Arizona students through the Empowerment Scholarship. 

  • Graduate trilingual with our Early World Language Program. 
  • Get access to seminar-based instruction with a collaborative, discussion-focused approach 
  • Graduate with your associate's degree with our dual enrollment program. 

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You can purchase K12 courses to supplement your homeschool curriculum or help your student catch up, get ahead, or explore an interest. These flexible courses are available with part-time and full-time options and with convenient year-round start dates.

*Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs. Educational materials vary by school and course.

**In-person opportunities vary by school. Please check with your school.