The South Dakota Virtual School is a clearinghouse of distance courses offered by approved providers.
Courses are available online or via the Digital Dakota Network. All course offerings are approved by the
South Dakota Department of Education. The goal of the Virtual School is to provide choice, flexibility
and quality for all students across the state.
Virtual methods of learning can be great options in many situations:
- When your school doesn't offer the desired course
- When a course doesn't fit into your schedule
- When you're in need of credit recovery
- When you need an academic challenge
Who is eligible?
Any middle or high school student enrolled in a South Dakota school can take courses via the Virtual School.
Home school students can also take advantage of the curriculum offerings, as long as they register through their
How does it work?
Students who wish to take courses via the South Dakota Virtual School must coordinate the enrollment with their
local distinct. School districts handle the enrollment/registration process, and will be able to explain the support
they provide during the course. (Please note: There may be cases where the school denies a request to take a virtual
course or requires the student to pay partial or full cost of a course.)
To get started, take some time to browse the course offerings. Once you've selected a course, you need to talk to
the appropriate contact person at your school. The school representative will review your request and, if approved,
get you registered!