SC education board being briefed on online program
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A new law allows seventh through 12th-graders to take more courses through South Carolina's virtual education program.
A State Board of Education subcommittee will be updated on the program Wednesday morning.
Students are no longer limited to three online credit hours per year or a total of 12 toward a high school diploma.
Gov. Nikki Haley signed the changes into law last month, following unanimous approval in both the House and Senate.
State law continues to bar students from earning a diploma through the free program that's available to public, private and home-schooled students, depending on enrollment availability.
The agency-run program differs from the fully virtual public charter schools that are part of the statewide charter school district.
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