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South Dakota Center for Virtual Education Course Providers

The goal of the South Dakota Center for Virtual Education is to provide choice, flexibility, and quality for students across the state. The following providers are approved by the South Dakota Department of Education.

Black Hills Online Learning Community is an online education program using an innovative educational model to provide your child with the best education possible.

Our program is administered by Technology and Innovations in Education (TIE), which is a subsidiary of the Black Hills Special Services Cooperative, in cooperation with participating public schools.

Drop Policy:
If the course is dropped the same day it starts – 100% refund
Day 2- 10 - 50% refund

Website URL
Connie Godfrey
(605) 721-4506

The DIAL Virtual School is an initiative of the Dakota Interactive Academic Link consortium and began offering distance classes in 2002. The purpose of the DIAL Virtual School is to provide high quality online and interactive class options to meet the many different needs of South Dakota students and schools for grades 6-12. A variety of courses are available including career and technical education (CTE), credit recovery and original credit classes.

Course Drop Policy (based on "When Offered"):

Semester-based: Full refund if withdrawn within 2 weeks (14 days) from start of semester.

Open-Ended: Full refund if withdrawn within 2 weeks (14 days) from when the student is entered into his/her course by DIAL administration.

Website URL
Karen Peters
(605) 337-3178

Northern State University’s Center for Statewide E-learning provides distance delivery of DDN and Internet-based college-prep and AP high school courses.

E-Learning Center courses are provided free to schools according to priority ratings established by the Department of Education. Priority is given to small, rural schools.

Website URL
Erin Bacon
(605) 626-3382

The High Plains Alternative School is an alternative form of education. With the help of a highly qualified teaching staff, we are able to provide a specialized educational environment that offers students flexible programs with less pressure.
Website URL
Robin Boldt
(605) 489-2411