What is SCoVE?
Stanly County Virtual Education, or SCoVE, is a school within the Stanly County Schools district.
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 (virtual) that one may have difficulty teaching or that would not otherwise be possible in the home setting. In addition, SCoVE is Stanly County Schools only guaranteed remote learning option.
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 and any required textbooks.
Reliable Internet service must be available and is not provided by SCS. SCS will provide students with a loaner Chromebook to use for courses, 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.
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.
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 verification, transcript and/or report cards, nationally standardized test scores, and attendance reports. Please call or schedule an appointment with Katrice Thomas, Director of SCoVE, prior to making an enrollment appointment, for review of records and enrollment determination.
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, high school students must be enrolled in at least three courses to play SCS sports. All other eligibility requirements must be met. The decision on school location for participation is based on the district residency of the student.
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 at the SCoVE building located at 101 W. Montgomery Ave. in Stanfield.
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 core subjects with a live Stanly County Schools instruction via remote learning.
6th through 8th grade students will receive live instruction by a Stanly County Schools teacher and live instruction through Edmentum.
High school students will receive live instruction through Edmentum. Online courses are available through Stanly County OnLine (SCOL), and through Stanly Community College's Career & College Promise (CCP) program. Some CCP courses are also offered face to face. Community colleges offer college transfer courses and students receive dual credits for high school and college. Community college Career & College Promise (CCP) courses often require a textbook/digital resource and/or course fee. SCS provides the textbooks/digital resources at no cost to the student.
Who do I contact about SCoVE?
For more information and questions regarding SCoVE, please contact Katrice Thomas 704-961-3081.
Once an enrollment determination has been made, parents may enroll their student(s) for SCoVE by contacting 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 verification, transcript and/or report cards, nationally standardized test scores, and attendance reports.