Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:17 pm
Updated: 4:04 am, Wed Jun 5, 2013.
The Senate has tentatively approved legislation allowing teen-agers to take more courses through South Carolina’s virtual education program.
The 44-0 vote on Tuesday makes it possible for the measure to become law this year. The bill requires another vote in the Senate. The regular session ends Thursday.
The bill removes the limits in state law of three online credit hours per year and 12 toward a high school diploma. Students would continue to be barred from earning a diploma through the free program that’s available to public, private and home-schooled students, depending on enrollment availability.
Seventh- through-12th graders can use the program to recover credits after failing a course and to take specialized courses not offered in their schools.
The House passed the bill 80-0 in April.
Ap state news
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:17 pm.
Updated: 4:04 am.