Frequently Asked Questions

  • Inquiries have been submitted and are organized according to General Questions, Elementary Questions (Grades K through 5), and Secondary Questions (Grades 6 through 12). Please check back often since we will continue to update our FAQs as we get questions from interested parents and students. If your questions are not answered below, please send a message to us.

General Questions

  • Can I make my decision to enter the virtual program or change from AB Day to Rock Hill Virtual Academy up until the beginning of school or once I know what school will look like?

  • Can my student return to the brick and mortar school if conditions with the pandemic improve?

  • Is enrollment into the Rock Hill Virtual Academy a rolling enrolment, meaning a family may decide to apply and enter the program at any time?

  • Are mobile hotspots available for families who do not have internet access?

  • If I have multiple children in Rock Hill Schools, do I need to register them all as students in the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • Will students in the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy be required to take local and state tests and assessments?

  • If the face-to-face school setting operates on an A/B day schedule or is closed due to inclement weather or other unexpected event, will the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy close?

  • What if the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy is not a “good fit”? Can my child return to his school for classes and courses during the semester?

  • Is there a principal and guidance counselor for the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy? Who would I work with if my child experiences a problem?

  • Can a student who is currently home-schooled or in a private school attend the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • Can a student attend some classes in person and some classes virtually?

  • How will the school district support dual language instruction through Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • Will Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy students be able to participate in the district’s Gifted and Talented (GT) program?

  • How will grades be communicated by the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • What will the grading process be for students who are enrolled in the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • Will there be a cap on any of the virtual class sizes?

  • Is there a cost to attend the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • What if my family does not have internet access at home?

  • Will students still access Canvas to submit their work?

  • Will teachers in the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy receive training on virtual learning and instruction?

  • How can students receive support for mental health issues and social/emotional learning needs? Are there any supports in place?

  • Can you address OT, PT, and Speech Services?

  • What does the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy mean for students who have an IEP or 504? Will their accommodations be met?

  • Is there a no-contact way to pick up a computer, access technical support, or receive any supplies for virtual learning?

  • My student is enrolled in a choice program. Will my choice program be served in the Rock Hill Virtual Academy programming?

  • If my child has been accepted in a choice program for the 2020-21 school year, but decides to attend the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy, will he/she be able to return to his/her choice program for the 2021-22 school year or does he/she lose his/her place in the choice program?

  • Will there be opportunities within the virtual learning environment for students to be able to interact or socialize with one another?

  • How long is the Rock Hill Schools Virtual School program planned for? Is it just for 2020-21? Will it be offered the full year?

  • Will students who attend the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy be able to participate in school sports, electives, and extracurricular activities?

  • How and where do I apply for Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • How is the learning in the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy different from students learning in their home school?

  • Why is Rock Hill School providing a virtual academy?

Elementary Questions

  • Will students in Pre-K (K4) be eligible to attend the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy for 2020-21?

  • What will the daily schedule for virtual classes look like?

Middle School & High School Questions

  • Will high school courses meet the NCAA Clearinghouse requirements for athletes?

  • Can my student take Band, Chorus, Orchestra, or JROTC?

  • How will labs be offered in virtual classes?

  • Will honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses be offered through the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • Will International Baccalaureate (IB) classes be offered through the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • How will Applied Technology (ATC) be offered in the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • Can middle school students still access high school courses offered at the middle school level?

  • How will Physical Education (PE) credit be offered through the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

  • Will all courses be offered through the Rock Hill Schools Virtual Academy?

Last Modified on August 13, 2020