Language Arts

Students in the middle school grades read for a variety of purposes and continue to dvelop their understanding of the organization and features of fiction and informational texts. Students also continue to develop their writing skills and use of grammatical principles to communicate effectively.

Low Country Virtual offers Honors level courses as well as English I for 8th graders for high-school credit. To enroll in honors & high-school level courses, students must have approval from his/her home school district.


In grades 6-8 students will deepen their understanding of the interconnectedness of mathematical concepts by studying the number system, ratios and proportional relationships. In grades 6- 8 students study the number system, ratios & proportions, expressions, equations, and inequalities, Geometry & measurement, and data analysis and statistics. In grade 7 & 8 students begin the study of probability.

Low Country Virtual offers Honors level courses as well as Algebra I & Geometry for high school credit. To enroll in a honors & high-school credit level courses, students must have approval of his/her home school district.


Students learn science in Low Country Virtual and South Carolina by focusing on three key components: 1) Science & Engineering Practices; 2) Key Science Concepts or Core Ideas; and 3) Crosscutting concepts that weave throughout all of the content. As with all core content areas, South Carolina's College and Career-Ready Standards form the foundation of our courses and can be accessed on the South Carolina State Department of Education website.

Low Country Virtual offers Honors level courses in science. Students whose district offer high-school credit bearing courses for science in grade 8 have the option of enrolling in those courses in Low Country Virtual. To enroll in honors & high-school level courses, students must have approval from his/her home school district.

Social Studies

Low Country Virtual Students in Grades 6-8 focus on World Civilzations, Geography of World Regions, and South Carolina & the United States. Grade 6 students study world civilizations, while grade 7 students learn the geography of world regions. Grade 8 students study South Carolina and the United States.

Low Country Virtual offers Honors level courses in social studies. To enroll in honors level courses, students must have approval from his/her home school district


In grades 6-8, students will practice using art techniques, creative processes, and various art materials as they create drawings, paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works. These courses are designed to be engaging as students are encouraged to develop their artistic skills, explore career opportunities in the field, and examine the role of art in history.


Music classes at LCV consist of an interactive curriculum that focuses on age appropriate instruction, concepts, and music learning. We place importance on learning about music of many different cultures and genres all packaged in an easily accessible online format. Students get the opportunity to make their own instruments and play them in a variety of styles, as well as performing some related arts such as movement and dances!  

Physical Education

Students learn a variety of exercise strateiges to reach a goal of physical fitness. This course is a requirement in South Carolina for all middle school students.

Additional Elective Offerings for Grade 8

WHO WILL YOU BECOME? – We believe that students at Low Country Virtual need opportunities to explore topics and pursuits that interest them.  We have expanded our elective offerings to provide opportunities to explore topics and “pursuits” that build a foundation for life & career.

Career Exploration – This course allows students to begin exploring options in fields such as teaching, business, government, hospitality, health science, IT, and more! It focuses on aligning your interests, wants, and needs to career possibilities, including the required education for each. The goal- FINDING A PATHWAY THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU!

Workplace & Internship Readiness – This course aligns life & skill characteristics outlined in the profile of  a South Carolina Graduate.  Students will discover how to build a well-rounded set of employability and personal leadership skills that allow you to navigate the path to the career of their choosing.

Coding – It is estimated that over 67% of all. new jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) utilize computer coding. In this course students are introduced to the basics of computer science and explore technology we use in our everyday lives. 

Exploring Health Science – Healthcare is a thriving industry in the Palmetto State.  In this course students will explore where healthcare workers spend their days and what their jobs are like. Students will also begin to learn about the human body and basic first-aid.

Partnerships with VirtualSC

Through a partnership with VirtualSC, qualified accelerated students who receive approval from his/her home district may enroll in high-school credit bearing courses to complete their schedule with VirtualSC.  

Spanish I

Spanish I is offered via VirtualSC for 1.0 credt.

Fundamentals of Computer Science

This course is offered via VirtualSC for 1.0 credt.

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