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Laurens County Virtual Academy

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One Community, Connected for Education 

Laurens County School District #55 (LCSD 55) is pleased to announce the development of a full-time online virtual academy learning option for students in grades 5K through 12 beginning in the fall of 2020. 

In a called meeting on July 8, 2020, the LCSD 55 Board of Trustees unanimously approved the implementation of Laurens County Virtual Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Laurens County Virtual Academy is designed to accommodate families who may not be ready for a return to face-to-face instruction due to COVID-19 concerns.  Some families may select Laurens County Virtual Academy because they found online learning to be a good fit for their student during the last several weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. 

Unlike other online education options, Laurens County Virtual Academy will provide students with real-time instruction by teachers from their community, a set schedule, interaction with teachers, and use of a district-provided device.  Laurens County Virtual Academy curriculum will align with the South Carolina College and Career Ready Standards.  Students will be able to earn credit toward a South Carolina Diploma and graduate from their high school.  

Student Registration 

Families who wish to elect Laurens County Virtual Academy for the 2020-2021 school year must submit this registration form by Friday, July 17, 2020.  A separate form must be submitted for each child registering for Laurens County Virtual Academy. 

Please note:  All students registered for Laurens County Virtual Academy are asked to make a commitment of at least one semester.  

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions or additional information: 


Dr. Jody Penland, Assistant Superintendent 

Refer to this page for updates as information is compiled.  

By Lisa Wilson

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Free Summer Meals

14 days ago

Free Summer Meals for People 18 Years of Age and Younger

Beginning Monday, June 8, LCSD 55 will provide free meals to citizens 18 years of age and younger.  

Meals will be available for curbside pickup Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the following schools: 

E.B. Morse Elementary School 

Ford Elementary School 

Gray Court-Owings School 

Hickory Tavern School 

Laurens Middle School 

Sanders Middle School

Meals will be available for curbside pickup from  Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the following schools: 

Laurens District 55 High School 

Waterloo Elementary School 

Meals will not be distributed at Laurens Elementary School during the summer because the school will be undergoing a full roof replacement.  Those who would normally pickup from Laurens Elementary School may visit one of the other sites.    

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