General High School Program Description
High school students (grades 9-12) enrolled in Clover Virtual Academy will receive daily instruction in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and elective courses. The school counselor will review the student’s course selections and identify the course(s) for which a student may receive credit based on a review of the student’s high school course transcript. The school counselor will meet with the student and parents/guardians to determine courses that the student may take in CVA to meet graduation requirements. Students, parents/guardians, school administration, school counselors, and the athletic director are advised to consult with NCAA guidelines and course approval regarding eligibility for student athletes. Some course offerings may be provided in partnership with South Carolina Virtual School (SCVS), York Technical College, or USC-Union. A course list can be found here.
Instruction is based on South Carolina State Standards. The standards are found here: https://ed.sc.gov/instruction/standards-learning/
Students will follow a schedule with time alloted for English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and elective courses. Part of each class period will be live synchronous instruction, and the remaining time is independent work or small group instruction. Students eligible for gifted/talented instruction, ESOL, tiered interventions, or special education services will receive these services within their scheduled school day. Canvas is the learning management system used to deliver instruction, and WebEx is used for live synchronous sessions.
What to Expect – Grades 9-12
- Students will be assigned to a team of CSD certified teachers in the subject area with a maximum of 30 students enrolled in each class. These teachers may, or may not, have affiliation with the student’s home school.
- Students will be provided with a digital device. However, all students must have reliable access to the internet. Wi-fi hotspots may be requested from the school district.
- Students must meet state attendance guidelines and attend daily virtual live sessions. Attendance will be taken daily. Students that fail to attend daily virtual classes or submit work on time may be considered truant and will receive attendance intervention plans just as students attending face-to-face classes.
- All students will be required to attend a school site to complete State and district required assessments based on legislative Act 142. This may include pre and post assessments for Reading and Math, as well as other assessments outlined by the SC Department of Education and the York School District.
- Instruction will address State Standards for each respective content area.
- Instruction, learning experiences, and materials will be delivered using the district’s Canvas Learning Management System with links to other district supported digital learning platforms and tools.
- Teachers will provide direct instruction that includes synchronous live sessions through WebEx on a daily schedule.
- Additional scheduled instructional whole group, small group, or one-on-one sessions will be available and assigned as needed.
- Students and parents/families will be required to attend on-site orientations and student progress meetings throughout the school year. Teachers will be available for additional student and/or parent conferencing.
- Assignments and tasks are not self-paced, rather deadline driven with distinct due dates each week.
- Special services such as gifted and talented classes, ESOL, and student specific accommodations will be provided.
Sample High School Student Schedule:
9:00 to 10:30 1st Block
10:37 to 12:07 2nd Block
12:15 to 2:15 3rd Block
12:17 to 12:42 ~First Lunch~
12:48 to 1:13 ~Second Lunch~
1:19 to 1:44 ~Third Lunch~
1:50 to 2:15 ~Fourth Lunch~
2:21 to 4:00 4th Block