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Virtual Learning in SC Schools

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     A new law in South Carolina will give students more options when it comes to classes they can take.

It will also save school districts money. The state's Virtual Online Program is expanding.

Until now, students could take only up to three credit hours a year online, and only 12 hours for all of high school.

The new law eliminates those old restrictions.

Director of Virtual Education, Bradley Mitchell, says there's no more limit on how many online credits a student can get.

"Now it frees them up to take some more elective courses or different courses that they may not be able to get through their high school and it allows them to take a different variety of courses."

The program is available to all students.  Last year, the state had more than 12,000 students who took courses online.

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