The DIAL Virtual School is an initiative of the Dakota Interactive Academic Link consortium and began offering distance classes in 2002.

The DIAL Virtual School has the stated goal of being able to serve the classroom of one.  What we mean by this is to say that it is our goal to be able to deliver high quality, standards based courses taught by experienced, highly qualified teachers to meet the individual interest and needs of every student.  We work to meet these individual needs by offering a deep and varied curriculum with many specialty classes.  We also meet individual student needs by allowing students to enroll at any time and to work at their own pace through their preferred learning style.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) & Other Elective Online Courses

Dial Virtual School CTE courses prepare students to be college and career-ready through relevant hands-on learning opportunities.  DIAL has eleven CTE approved programs with over twenty-five courses to choose from.  Opportunities may also be available to earn nationally recognized certifications. There are also elective courses in Health Education, Fine Arts, Speech and Creative Writing.  The cost is $300 per semester with all books and materials provided.

Accounting I

Accounting II

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

Creative Writing

Digital Animation

Digital Photography



Foundations of CTE

Fundamentals of Animal Science

General Service Technician

Graphic Design

Health Education

Health Science Careers 1

Health Science Careers 2

Hospitality/Tourism Management

Human Development

Intro to Education & Training

Intro to Hospitality/Tourism

Intro to Sports Medicine

Medical Terminology

Mixed Media Studies

Music History/Appreciation

Personal Finance

Pharmacy Technician

Senior Experience

Skills for Parenting


Teaching & Training as a Profession

Web Publishing & Design

Wildlife and Fisheries

Youth Internships 


Credit Recovery Online Courses

Our Credit Recovery classes provide on effecitve solution for students who need to recover credits to be on track for graduation.  Lesson level diagnostics allow students to move through material they have previously mastered.  Enrollment is available 365 days a year with a SD highly qualified instructor.  The online courses include audio resources that can "read" content to students along with 17 different language translation options.  The cost is $260 per semester with all materials online.


Alegbra I & II

American Literature



Consumer Math

Earth Science


English Language Arts (All Levels)


Health Education

Integrated Math

Modern US History

Modern World History

Physical Science


Pre-Algebra I



Social Studies 800

Spanish I & II

US Government

World Geography


Original Credit Online Courses

These courses can be used to supplement, enrich, or assist students with scheduling conflicts.  All courses are aligned to Common Core and state content standards.  A SD highly qualified teacher is assigned to each student.  Enrollment is available 365 days a year.  Your student sets the pace and schedule.  The online courses also include audio resources that can "read" content to students along with 17 different language translation options.  The costs is $260 per semester with all materials online.


Remediation Online Courses

College and Career Readiness coursework assists students in reaching their goal of being prepared to enter into the workforce or a postsecondary institution following high school graduation.  Successful completion allows students to avoid remedial coursework at SD Technical Institutes and BOR institutions.  Costs range from $125-$175 depending on the time frame selected of 10 weeks, 6 months, or 12 months.  Beginning July 1, 2013 state funding is available to cover the cost of approximately 800 course registrations.  Public high school seniors who complete the coursework during the registered time frame are eligible for reimbursement.


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