Policies & Guides

Grading Policy

A = Outstanding performance 100 – 90

B = Above average performance 89 – 80

C = Average performance 79 – 70

D = Below average performance 69 – 60

F = Failing 59 and below

WD (Withdrawn) without penalty if you have completed less than 20% of the course. This will not affect GPA.

W/F (withdraw failing) & W/P (withdraw passing): Student withdrew after the grace period. This will reflect on their transcript.

Note: Student must withdraw during the 28-day grace period to receive no penalty and it will not be included on their transcript.


Monthly Calls (Contacts)

Students are required to make contact with each course instructor monthly. This is an excellent opportunity to touch base and review pace and progress in the course. This contact can be completed via call, text, or email. A parent or guardian must be present and/or reply to an email/text message in order to complete the monthly call.

DBA’s (Oral Assessments)

DBAs (or Discussion Based Assessments) are oral assessments between the student and instructor. DBA's are required in each course and cannot be skipped or done more than one at a time. They must be completed according to the pace chart. In order to have a great DBA experience, it is important that students are in a room without distractions or other people. The instructor will ask questions pertaining to the previous module. This is an opportunity for students to demonstrate a mastery of the module topics/concepts.

*Guardians are not required to be present during a DBA, but may complete the monthly contact after completion of the DBA testing.

Academic Progress And Integrity

SCVS sets high expectations for the success of its students. We are committed to meeting the needs of all students and will work tirelessly to facilitate student success and to maintain instructional momentum.

Please view the Academic Progress and Integrity document (pdf) for full details

Truancy (Full-Time Students)

Each virtual class has a schedule for the completion of assignments. Students are expected to complete and submit assignments according to the designated pace chart. SCVS teachers monitor student progress in virtual classes. Student attendance is measured by the submission of assignments.

A student is considered ‘in attendance’ if they submit assignments according to the pace chart.

A student is considered ‘not in attendance’ if they DO NOT submit assignments according to the pace chart.

Teachers monitor student pace and notify the student and parent if/when a student falls behind pace (is absent).

If a student falls 2.00 weeks or more behind pace, teachers notify SCVS admin/staff according to a reporting schedule. Students who are 2.00 or more weeks behind pace in two or more classes are considered ‘truant.’

Please note that if your student is considered truant, administration will be in contact:

  • 1st Occurrence: email sent by SCVS staff member
  • 2nd Occurrence: phone call made by SCVS staff member
  • 3rd Occurrence: virtual truancy meeting: students may be required to return to zoned school, and will be ineligible to return to SCVS for the 2nd semester or next year depending on the date
  • 4th Occurrence: State Attorney's Letter sent via certified mail: student will be ineligible to return to SCVS for the 2nd semester or next year depending on the date

Final Exams

Final Exam Policy:

The purpose of the final exam is to assist in validating that students have demonstrated mastery of key course concepts and standards. The final exam, unto itself, is not the sole determiner of student achievement; however, students are required to take and successfully pass a final exam in all Seminole County Virtual School courses. In order to maintain the integrity of all Seminole County Virtual School grades, instructors may choose to facilitate random oral assessments and/or face to face exams.

Technology Requirements

To maintain contact with teachers, staff, and administration, students must have daily access to the following:

  • Computer with webcam and microphone. (Full-time students only: if you believe that you will qualify for technology assistance, please call our office at 407-871-7287 for a technology hardship application)
  • Internet service
  • Email
  • Telephone

SCVS Technology Frequently Asked Questions

Need help creating parent accounts, accessing Skyward, eCampus, courses, etc.? Check out our SCVS Technology Frequently Asked Questions Guide

Internet Access and Speed

While it is possible to take courses with dial-up connectivity, it will take a little longer for pages to load. You might want to print a few lessons and work offline. You can then save and upload work when you are finished.Some courses may have different or additional requirements to the one listed on this page. For specific System Requirements for your course, go to the Material List page in the Course Information tab within the course.

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows 7 Windows 8.1 Windows 10 Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) macOS Sierra (10.12)

Supported Browsers:

You may use recent versions of the following browsers on a technology capable device that supports Java, Flash, and improvements to HTML including HTML5. Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari.

Supported Browser Plugins and Settings:

The following plugins and settings may be required to use our courses. JavaScript enabled Cookies enabled Flash enabled, Java installed

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