Who, What, Where, When, Why and How
Who is a candidate for Virtual School?
Full-time Lexington 1 students are eligible to enroll in LexOne Virtual School. Students who enroll in a LexOne VS course and then transfer out of Lexington School District One will be provided a transfer grade upon the request of the student’s new school.
The following personal skills and aptitudes will greatly contribute to a student’s success:
Self-motivation – Students can direct their own learning environment and methods to fulfill course requirements and achieve individual academic success.
Independent learner — The online environment enables students to learn at their own pace, relieving the stress of feeling rushed or pressured and providing enjoyment in the learning process.
Computer literate – Although it is not necessary to have advanced computer skills, students should possess a working knowledge of electronic e-mail, the Internet and basic keyboarding skills.
Time management – Students must be able to organize and plan their own best “time to learn.” There is no one best time for everyone, but the key to learning is to make the time to learn.
Effective written communication skills – Students must use electronic e-mail and discussion forums to communicate with their instructor. The ability to write clearly to communicate ideas and assignments is essential.
Personal commitment – Because there are no bells that begin and end classes, students must have a strong desire to learn and achieve knowledge and skills via online courses. Making a commitment to learn in this manner is a very personal decision and requires a strong commitment to perform in order to achieve academic success. Overall, the staff of LexOne Virtual School believes that every individual who has the motivation and self-direction to take our courses will achieve success in our “anytime, any place, any pace” virtual environment. Meeting the needs of our individual students is our top priority.
Last but not least, successful online students decide for themselves that online learning is a choice that they want to make.
What is a Virtual School?
Virtual Schools offer courses over the Internet rather than in a classroom. Students complete the coursework at their own pace and may communicate with fully certified teachers throughout the course. Most course material is available on the computer, although occasionally a book or other supplemental material is also required.
Where is the Virtual School located?
Participants access the Virtual School through the Internet. If the Internet is accessible, participants can learn from any place, any space, anytime.
When are courses available through the Virtual School?
Courses are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, anywhere there is Internet connectivity for the learner.
Why a Virtual School?
Parents and students are looking for innovation in student achievement. Lexington One’s Virtual School is committed to quality coursework and maintaining high standards for students.
Students who desire to take additional course work will find their needs can be met in the Virtual School. Courses are considered a 5th block and will not be part of a regular school day schedule. Students will work at their own pace, time and place.
Lexington One’s Virtual School offers students in Lexington School District One:
• One-on-one instruction delivered by Lexington One certified teachers who teach within their certification areas.
• Award-winning curriculum built upon research-based teaching strategies and assessed and validated by an independent panel of educational experts.
• Curriculum that meets or exceeds all South Carolina State Standards and National Standards.
• Pace and methods that can be fashioned to meet specific student needs.
Lexington One’s Virtual School offers a number of solutions to problems including:
• access to advanced courses or diverse language courses
• scheduling conflicts and unique scheduling needs
• accelerated pace students
• instructor shortages
• facilities constraints
• technology needs
How does the Virtual School work?
Student enrollment will be processed upon submission of the electronic enrollment form (click to access), completion of the online learner self-diagnostic survey (click to access), submission of counselor approval form (separate form completed by school counselor) and payment for the desired course.
Once all enrollment requirements listed above have been met, the student will be given access to the requested course and other information required to complete the course. Students are required to complete all course work and the proctored final exam within 1 calendar year from the date of enrollment. Virtual school students must have excellent time management skills.
Tuition for a .5 credit course is $100 and $200 for a 1 credit course. Payment for tuition can be made in person by mail or cash/check at the Lexington One Virtual School office, 105 Tarrar Springs, Lexington, SC 29072. Please make checks out to Lexington One Virtual School.
Contact the Lexington One Virtual School office for enrollment questions at (803) 821-1056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses completed through the Virtual School will appear on official transcripts.