South Carolina Virtual Charter School Kicks Off 2017-2018 School Year | Business Wire

COLUMBIA, S.C.–()–Students and teachers at (SCVCS) will start the 2017-18

school year on Aug. 17th. Tuition-free and open for South Carolina

students in grades K-12, SCVCS provides a personalized approach to


SCVCS offers a rigors curriculum through live online classes and

in-person engagement opportunities. South Carolina-licensed teachers

lead web-based classes in the core subjects of math, science, English

language arts. History, as well as a wide array of electives. World

languages are offered beginning in third grade. A robust Advanced

Learner Program, with honors and AP® courses, is available at

the high school level.

“SCVCS gives families an exciting option for their student’s education

and a chance to learn in ways that are right for them,” says Head of

Healthgrades Introduces CareChats™ to Enable Automated Patient-Provider Communication Between Visits | Business Wire

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, today introduced Healthgrades CareChatsTM, a digital solution that allows patients and providers to communicate between visits.

The new offering, created in partnership with Conversa, provides hospitals and providers the ability to engage and support patients using text and email messaging, in a cutting-edge chatbot conversational experience. CareChatsTM initiates conversations with enrolled patients about their condition management, provides encouragement and education, sets health goals and tracks progress. At launch, CareChatsTM are available for chronic condition management, pre and post-surgery, lifestyle health coaching and personal development. Year-long conversations were created by professional writers and reviewed by physicians to ensure a conversational tone and clinical relevance.

CareChatsTM integrates seamlessly with the Healthgrades CRM platform, giving hospitals and health systems the data insights to connect with and interact with patients most likely to benefit from using this technology. It also engages providers automatically when intervention is required and encourages patients to book an appointment online or call the...

School Cherry Daniel.

SCVCS’s College and Career Guidance Model helps students navigate their

courses with an eye on graduation and beyond. Dedicated counselors guide

students through a broad range of courses that'll prepare them for the

career of their choice after earning a high school diploma. Students can

also earn both high school and college credits through dual enrolment

at participating colleges and universities.

In addition to their online classes, students have access to resources

such as books and materials for experiments and projects. Students go on

field trips to museums, industrial facilities and aquariums. Outside of

class time, they participate in extracurricular clubs and social

gatherings that connect them to the SCVCS community throughout the year,

including National Honors Society, Beta Club, culinary arts, Writer’s

Roundtable and more.

SCVCS is now open for enrolment for the 2017-18 school year. To learn

more, visit

Prospective students and their families can connect with school leaders

at an upcoming in-person or online information session. View a calendar

of upcoming events at

About South Carolina Virtual Charter School

South Carolina Virtual Charter School (SCVCS) is a full-time online

public school program of The South Carolina Public Charter School

District that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of the

South Carolina public school system, SCVCS is tuition-free, giving

parents and families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and

tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of

proprietary K-12 curriculum and online education programs. For more

information about SCVCS, visit

About K12, Inc.

K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of

education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and

technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s

curriculum services over 2,000 schools and school districts and has

delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a

company consisting of thousands of online school educators providing

instruction, academic services. Learning solutions to public schools

and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs.

directly to families. The K12 program is offered in more than seventy

K12 partner public schools across the country. Through private

schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

More information can be found at