Virtual Learning Academy

  • While students will use Google Classroom as we did in the spring, the distance learning experience for students in K-8 and grades 9-12 will have some differences and will rely more heavily on parents/guardians. Students K-8 will experience a combination of synchronous and asynchronous daily learning based on the traditional classroom schedule and school calendar. Students will use the same reading and math curriculum across K-5 and grades 6-8 as their peers who are learning in-person.

    Distance learning for students in grades 9-12 is different from the school district’s virtual learning experience for students in K-8. This is a full-time school option, in which students learn in a digital space using a web-based curriculum. Students are fully online; all classes, coursework and curriculum are completely in a digital format and all work is submitted online.

    If your child has an IEP or 504 plan, accommodations and related services may be provided virtually, in-person, or in combination, based on mutual agreement between the parent and the school on a case-by-case basis.

    Selecting the distance learning option comes with the following commitments:

    • Your child is committed to distance learning until January 26, 2021 even if COVID restrictions are lifted.
    • Your child should have a learning coach. Click here for guidelines and expectations. 
    • Your child must participate in all state and/or district mandated testing which may require going to a school building or testing center.
    • Your child must comply with Student Acceptable Use Guidelines, listed here.
    • Your child is expected to log-in at the beginning of each school day, participate fully in learning activities, and complete all assigned work.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will IEP services be met with certified special educators in the Virtual Learning Academy? / ¿Se cumplirán los servicios del IEP con educadores especiales certificados en la Academia de Aprendizaje Virtual?

  • Are children with IEPs or 504 plans eligible for the Virtual Learning Academy? / ¿Los niños con IEP o planes 504 son elegibles para la Academia de Aprendizaje Virtual?

  • Will special programs such as Advanced Academics and dual language be offered through the Virtual Learning Academy? / ¿Se ofrecerán programas especiales como estudios académicos avanzados y de dos idiomas a través de la Academia de Aprendizaje Virtual?

  • Will the Virtual Learning Academy have Advanced Placement and honors courses? ¿Se ofrecerán cursos de honores y de colocación avanzada (AP) en la Academia de Aprendizaje Virtual?

  • If my senior signs up for the Virtual Learning Academy, can he still graduate with his school class? Si mi estudiante de grado 12 o senior se inscribe en la Academia de Aprendizaje Virtual, ¿puede graduarse con su clase escolar?

  • What online curriculum will the Virtual Learning Academy use for high school? ¿Qué plan de estudios en línea utilizará la Academia de Aprendizaje Virtual para la escuela secundaria?

  • What curriculum will the Virtual Learning Academy use for grades K-8? / ¿Qué plan de estudios utilizará la Academia de Aprendizaje Virtual para los grados K-8?

  • If my child signs up for the Virtual Learning Academy, will she have the same teachers as if she stayed in school? / ¿Si mi hijo(a) se inscribe en la Academia Virtual de Aprendizaje, ¿tendrá los mismos maestros que si se quedara en la escuela?

  • Who will teach the Virtual Learning Academy classes? / ¿Quién impartirá las clases de la Academia de Aprendizaje Virtual?

  • How is it different from how distance learning was conducted this spring? / ¿En qué se diferencia de cómo se realizó la educación a distancia esta primavera?

  • When is the deadline for enrolling? / ¿Cuándo es la fecha límite para inscribirse?

  • What other requirements must be met for a family to qualify? / ¿Qué otros requisitos se deben cumplir para que una familia sea elegible?

  • How long will I have to commit to the Virtual Learning Academy? / ¿Cuánto tiempo tendré que comprometerme con la Academia de Aprendizaje Virtual?

  • Who can sign up for the Virtual Learning Academy? / ¿Quién puede inscribirse en la Academia de aprendizaje virtual?

  • Why should families choose the Virtual Learning Academy?/ ¿Por qué las familias deberían elegir la Academia Virtual de Aprendizaje?