South Dakota Virtual School


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

Students who wish to take courses via the South Dakota Virtual School must coordinate the enrollment with Ms. Petersen. I will handle the enrollment/registration process, and I will also be able to explain the support that we will 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 that you would like to take, you need to talk to Ms. Schmit or Mr. Jensen. We will review your request and, if approved, get you registered!