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  • Virtual Learning Academy Charter School will abide by the student privacy guidelines set forth by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The following persons have access to student records:
  • VLACS Board of Trustee members
  • President and CEO. administrative team, and professional staff of the school (instructors, guidance counselor, the General Counsel)
  • Appropriate administrative support staff members and other professionals who have a legitimate educational or legal interest in student records as designated by the CEO.

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School provides an academic transcript to the student's primary school of record upon completion of the online course(s), or upon any request of the primary school and/or student's legal guardian.

In accordance with state and federal privacy laws, students who attain the age of 18 may transfer certain rights related to their academic records. To learn more about this please contact your guidance counselor.

Some schools assign a lab facilitator to help students who use school labs to access VLACS courses. Facilitators will have access to students' online work. Facilitators will not have access to students' demographics.

No member of the VLACS staff is authorized to release student information without the written permission of the student's legal guardian or without approval of the VLACS CEO.

Names, images, and/or course work of VLACS students will not be published in print, video/film, or on our website without written student and guardian consent.

All VLACS students are provided a unique password to access online courses. It is the student's responsibility to keep his/her password in confidence.

Statistical Information: We use a web statistics tracking application to track visitors to our site, but this data does not include any personally identifying information such as name or email address. Individual identifying information is not provided to any other party without your consent, or as otherwise required by law. However, aggregated and anonymous data about groups of members may be collected and shared with participating agencies and/or companies. An example of such information might include, "X% of visitors come to our site between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. "

Security Information: All the data you provide to us is protected to ensure both the privacy and security of your data. We use state-of-the art technology to keep your personal information as secure as possible to ensure that no one will be able to tamper with, intercept or access your data. Remember to keep your account information private and secure; do not share your password with anyone!

Cookies: We may, from time to time, use cookies when you log in to your account. These cookies allow us to remember you when you visit our site. Although one cookie would reside on your computer so that we can recognize you each time you visit our site, any session specific cookies will expire once you shut down your browser.

Thank you for your interest in VLACS! You have over 100 courses to choose from and as a New Hampshire resident, it is no charge. Click here to view our Course Catalog. You may be thinking about taking an online course for many reasons. Here are what some of our students are saying:

  • The 24/7 availability allows me to balance my extracurricular activities.
  • I graduated high school earlier by completing an extra online classes.
  • I could take a course that was not offered at my school.
  • My school didn't offer the class this term and I needed to take it.
  • I had to repeat a class and understood it a lot better online because the instructor was just teaching to me.
  • Other students slow me down and I'm a fast learner. I love learning online.
“I chose VLACS because it helped me accelerate my student career.”

traditional schoolOur part-time students are also enrolled in traditional schools, home educated, private schools or study through an alternative program.

Part-time students can be active in no more than four classes at one time, and may not take more than six credits between July 1 and June 30 of any year. You need to meet with your school's guidance counselor to ensure the selected VLACS courses will meet their school's graduation requirements. If you are interested in being a full time student at VLACS, click here.

In addition, students who wish to enroll in a VLACS course must meet these requirements:

  • Be a New Hampshire resident to qualify for free tuition;
  • Have not earned a high school diploma;
  • Not been expelled from a school or diploma granting program;
  • Successfully complete the enrollment process;
  • Complete all coursework prior to their 21st birthday;

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graduation smallThank you for your interest in studying full-time at VLACS! Join the many New Hampshire graduates who achieved their high school diploma the 21st century way – through a personalized, online education.

 

 

 

Why VLACS

Here are various reasons why students chose VLACS to earn their diplomas:

  • The Academy's flexible, 24/7 availability allowed me to practice dance four hours a day and pursue an education
  • The traditional, brick-and-mortar school wasn't for me
  • As a NCCA-approved school, studying through VLACS allowed me to attend a tennis camp in another state and compete professionally
  • I graduated high school earlier by completing an extra online classes

Prospective Students

In order to become a full-time student at VLACS, students must:

  • Complete all coursework by their 21st birthday
  • Have not earned a high school diploma
  • Have not been expelled from a school or diploma granting program

Tuition and Fees

VLACS courses are offered free of charge for students who are New Hampshire residents. There is a tuition fee for non-resident students who wish to enroll at VLACS. For more information about the fee, please contact our office at 603.778.2500.


Admissions Process

The admissions process at VLACS is intended to help support students as they transition to online learning full-time. Prospective students will follow the steps below as part of the admissions process: 

  1. Complete the Application
  2. Attend an Information Session
  3. Complete the Admissions Plan Supplement
  4. Participate in an Admission Plan Review Meeting
  5. Meet Admission Plan goals, which involves completion of online coursework including one or more core academic courses

The first step in the admissions process is to complete the application. After VLACS receives your application, the office will contact you via email to schedule an online Information Session. After you attend an Information Session, you will be prompted to complete an Admissions Plan and submit your plan to our admissions counselor. After submission, you will receive a link to schedule an Admissions Plan Review Meeting. During this meeting you will discuss your course completion goals, course selection, and graduation requirements, as well as develop a timeline for acceptance to the full-time program. The last step in the admissions process is to meet the goals outlined in your Admissions Plan, which involves the completion of online coursework. Once you meet these goals, you will be accepted to our full-time program.


Application

The application can be faxed to 866.651.5038, emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:
VLACS Admissions
30 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03833


Graduation Requirements

Subjects

Credits

Arts Education

0.5

Information & communication technologies

0.5

English

4.0

Mathematics (including Alg I and 0.5 credit in geometry or equivalent)

3.0

Physical sciences

1.0

Biological sciences

1.0

U.S. and N.H. history

1.0

U.S. and N.H. government/civics

0.5

Economics

0.5

World history or geography

0.5

Health education

0.5

Physical education

1.0

Electives & Advisory (0.5 credit of Advisory for each year of enrollment up to 2.0 credits)

7.0

Dual enrollment/AP course or career related ELO

1.0

Total

22.0

Full-time VLACS students shall participate in statewide assessments as required by the Statewide Education Improvement and Assessment Program (RSA 193-C).Full time students shall also be required to participate in annual standardized assessments as well as certain college and career ready assessments as required.


**Students admitted on or after May 23, 2014 shall engage with and apply English and mathematics graduation competencies during every year they are enrolled in high school even if graduation competencies for English and mathematics have been demonstrated. Such engagement may occur through integration of these graduation competencies in courses focused on content areas other than English or mathematics. Such engagement shall support students to be college and career ready in mathematics and English/language arts.


Course Selection

Part-time VLACS students who have submitted an application for the full-time program are eligible to take up to 5 courses at one time while they work toward becoming a full-time student. We understand that students who are enrolled full-time in a school or academic program outside of VLACS may take fewer courses as part of the admissions process. At least one course prospective students take must be a core academic course in order for their application to be reviewed (see complete list in Admissions FAQ).

Students and families can determine which courses to enroll in by completing the Graduation Map section of the application. We recommend that prospective students work toward completing the graduation requirements they have not met at VLACS or another school first (For example, if you have passed English 1&2, sign up for English 3; if you have passed Algebra 1, sign up for Geometry or Algebra 2; if you have passed Physical Science and Biology, sign up for a science elective or skip science altogether; if you have passed World History and US and NH History, sign up for Economics or US and NH Government).

All course selection questions will be answered during the Admissions Plan review meeting.

Admissions FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What do I need to do to become a full-time student with VLACS?
    1. Complete the Application
    2. Attend an Information Session
    3. Complete the Admissions Plan Supplement
    4. Participate in an Admission Plan Review Meeting
    5. Meet Admission Plan goals, which involves completion of online coursework including one or more core academic courses

The first step in the admissions process is to complete the application. After VLACS receives your application, the office will contact you via email to schedule an online Information Session. After you attend an Information Session, you will be prompted to complete an Admissions Plan and submit your plan to our admissions counselor. After submission, you will receive a link to schedule an Admissions Plan review meeting. The last step is to meet the goals outlined in your Admissions Plan, which involves the completion of online coursework. Once you meet these goals, you will be accepted to our full-time program.


  • How long does it take to become a full-time student?

    It typically takes students 8 -16 weeks to complete their admission plan and gain acceptance. However, the amount of time it takes for a student to be accepted to the full-time program is based on the personalized plan he/she creates with the admissions counselor during the application process and will vary with each student.

 

  • What courses do I need to graduate?

    During the Admissions Plan Review meeting, the admissions counselor will discuss which courses you need for graduation. You can review the VLACS Graduation Requirements listed above.


  • What course should I take to get accepted?

    Each Admission Plan will include at least one core academic course. The student should start with a Science, English, Math or Social Studies core course.

    List of Core Academic Courses

    English

    Math

    English 1
    English 2
    English 3
    English 4
    AP English Language and Composition
    AP Literature & Composition

    Algebra 1
    Geometry
    Algebra 2 or Liberal Arts Math
    Pre-Calculus
    AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC 
    AP Statistics

    Science

    Social Studies

    Physical Science
    Biology

    World History
    US and NH History
    Economics
    US and NH  Government


College Acceptances

Art Institute of Boston
Austin Peay State University
Bay Path College
Bard College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Cazenovia College
Colby-Sawyer College
Champlain College
College of the Atlantic
Culinary Institute of America
Curry College
Dordt College
Drexel University
East Tennessee State University
Franklin Pierce University
Granite State College
Gordon College
Green Mountain College
Hampshire College
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Indiana University at Bloomington
Ithaca College
Jacksonville University
Johnson & Wales University
Juniata College
Keene State College
Lakes Region Community College
Lesley University
Lyndon State College
Marlboro College
Middlesex Comm. College
Mount Holyoke College
New England College
New Hampshire Technical Institute
Norwich University
Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins
Pensacola Christian College
Pepperdine University
Plymouth State University
Principia College
Quincy College
Quinnipiac University
Roger Williams University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Michael’s College
Salve Regina College
Southern New Hampshire University
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Union University
University of Hartford
University of Mass., Amherst
University of Maine
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
Utica College
Virginia Wesleyan
White Mountain Community College

end faq

 

Contact Us with any questions you may have

Links

Complete the Application
Register Now
Transcripts
Admissions FAQ's

graduation smallThank you for your interest in studying full-time at VLACS! Join the many New Hampshire graduates who achieved their high school diploma the 21st century way – through a personalized, online education.

 

 

 

Why VLACS

Here are various reasons why students chose VLACS to earn their diplomas:

  • The Academy's flexible, 24/7 availability allowed me to practice dance four hours a day and pursue an education
  • The traditional, brick-and-mortar school wasn't for me
  • As a NCCA-approved school, studying through VLACS allowed me to attend a tennis camp in another state and compete professionally
  • I graduated high school earlier by completing an extra online classes

Prospective Students

In order to become a full-time student at VLACS, students must:

  • Complete all coursework by their 21st birthday
  • Have not earned a high school diploma
  • Have not been expelled from a school or diploma granting program

Tuition and Fees

VLACS courses are offered free of charge for students who are New Hampshire residents. There is a tuition fee for non-resident students who wish to enroll at VLACS. For more information about the fee, please contact our office at 603.778.2500.


Admissions Process

The admissions process at VLACS is intended to help support students as they transition to online learning full-time. Prospective students will follow the steps below as part of the admissions process: 

  1. Complete the Application
  2. Attend an Information Session
  3. Complete the Admissions Plan Supplement
  4. Participate in an Admission Plan Review Meeting
  5. Meet Admission Plan goals, which involves completion of online coursework including one or more core academic courses

The first step in the admissions process is to complete the application. After VLACS receives your application, the office will contact you via email to schedule an online Information Session. After you attend an Information Session, you will be prompted to complete an Admissions Plan and submit your plan to our admissions counselor. After submission, you will receive a link to schedule an Admissions Plan Review Meeting. During this meeting you will discuss your course completion goals, course selection, and graduation requirements, as well as develop a timeline for acceptance to the full-time program. The last step in the admissions process is to meet the goals outlined in your Admissions Plan, which involves the completion of online coursework. Once you meet these goals, you will be accepted to our full-time program.


Application

The application can be faxed to 866.651.5038, emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:
VLACS Admissions
30 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03833


Graduation Requirements

Subjects

Credits

Arts Education

0.5

Information & communication technologies

0.5

English

4.0

Mathematics (including Alg I and 0.5 credit in geometry or equivalent)

3.0

Physical sciences

1.0

Biological sciences

1.0

U.S. and N.H. history

1.0

U.S. and N.H. government/civics

0.5

Economics

0.5

World history or geography

0.5

Health education

0.5

Physical education

1.0

Electives & Advisory (0.5 credit of Advisory for each year of enrollment up to 2.0 credits)

7.0

Dual enrollment/AP course or career related ELO

1.0

Total

22.0

Full-time VLACS students shall participate in statewide assessments as required by the Statewide Education Improvement and Assessment Program (RSA 193-C).Full time students shall also be required to participate in annual standardized assessments as well as certain college and career ready assessments as required.


**Students admitted on or after May 23, 2014 shall engage with and apply English and mathematics graduation competencies during every year they are enrolled in high school even if graduation competencies for English and mathematics have been demonstrated. Such engagement may occur through integration of these graduation competencies in courses focused on content areas other than English or mathematics. Such engagement shall support students to be college and career ready in mathematics and English/language arts.


Course Selection

Part-time VLACS students who have submitted an application for the full-time program are eligible to take up to 5 courses at one time while they work toward becoming a full-time student. We understand that students who are enrolled full-time in a school or academic program outside of VLACS may take fewer courses as part of the admissions process. At least one course prospective students take must be a core academic course in order for their application to be reviewed (see complete list in Admissions FAQ).

Students and families can determine which courses to enroll in by completing the Graduation Map section of the application. We recommend that prospective students work toward completing the graduation requirements they have not met at VLACS or another school first (For example, if you have passed English 1&2, sign up for English 3; if you have passed Algebra 1, sign up for Geometry or Algebra 2; if you have passed Physical Science and Biology, sign up for a science elective or skip science altogether; if you have passed World History and US and NH History, sign up for Economics or US and NH Government).

All course selection questions will be answered during the Admissions Plan review meeting.

Admissions FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What do I need to do to become a full-time student with VLACS?
    1. Complete the Application
    2. Attend an Information Session
    3. Complete the Admissions Plan Supplement
    4. Participate in an Admission Plan Review Meeting
    5. Meet Admission Plan goals, which involves completion of online coursework including one or more core academic courses

The first step in the admissions process is to complete the application. After VLACS receives your application, the office will contact you via email to schedule an online Information Session. After you attend an Information Session, you will be prompted to complete an Admissions Plan and submit your plan to our admissions counselor. After submission, you will receive a link to schedule an Admissions Plan review meeting. The last step is to meet the goals outlined in your Admissions Plan, which involves the completion of online coursework. Once you meet these goals, you will be accepted to our full-time program.


  • How long does it take to become a full-time student?

    It typically takes students 8 -16 weeks to complete their admission plan and gain acceptance. However, the amount of time it takes for a student to be accepted to the full-time program is based on the personalized plan he/she creates with the admissions counselor during the application process and will vary with each student.

 

  • What courses do I need to graduate?

    During the Admissions Plan Review meeting, the admissions counselor will discuss which courses you need for graduation. You can review the VLACS Graduation Requirements listed above.


  • What course should I take to get accepted?

    Each Admission Plan will include at least one core academic course. The student should start with a Science, English, Math or Social Studies core course.

    List of Core Academic Courses

    English

    Math

    English 1
    English 2
    English 3
    English 4
    AP English Language and Composition
    AP Literature & Composition

    Algebra 1
    Geometry
    Algebra 2 or Liberal Arts Math
    Pre-Calculus
    AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC 
    AP Statistics

    Science

    Social Studies

    Physical Science
    Biology

    World History
    US and NH History
    Economics
    US and NH  Government


College Acceptances

Art Institute of Boston
Austin Peay State University
Bay Path College
Bard College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Cazenovia College
Colby-Sawyer College
Champlain College
College of the Atlantic
Culinary Institute of America
Curry College
Dordt College
Drexel University
East Tennessee State University
Franklin Pierce University
Granite State College
Gordon College
Green Mountain College
Hampshire College
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Indiana University at Bloomington
Ithaca College
Jacksonville University
Johnson & Wales University
Juniata College
Keene State College
Lakes Region Community College
Lesley University
Lyndon State College
Marlboro College
Middlesex Comm. College
Mount Holyoke College
New England College
New Hampshire Technical Institute
Norwich University
Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins
Pensacola Christian College
Pepperdine University
Plymouth State University
Principia College
Quincy College
Quinnipiac University
Roger Williams University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Michael’s College
Salve Regina College
Southern New Hampshire University
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Union University
University of Hartford
University of Mass., Amherst
University of Maine
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
Utica College
Virginia Wesleyan
White Mountain Community College

end faq

 

Contact Us with any questions you may have

Links

Complete the Application
Register Now
Transcripts
Admissions FAQ's

Thank you for your interest in taking part time courses at VLACS! You have over 100 courses to choose from. Click here to view our Course Catalog. You may be thinking about taking an online course for many reasons. Here are what some of our students are saying:

  • The 24/7 availability allows me to balance my extracurricular activities.
  • I graduated high school earlier by completing an extra online classes.
  • I could take a course that was not offered at my school.
  • My school didn't offer the class this term and I needed to take it.
  • I had to repeat a class and understood it a lot better online because the instructor was just teaching to me.
  • Other students slow me down and I'm a fast learner. I love learning online.
“I chose VLACS because it helped me accelerate my student career.”

Non-resident, part-time students can be active in no more than four classes at one time, and may not take more than six credits between July 1 and June 30 of any year. We strongly recommend any student who wishes to enroll in a VLACS course consult with his or her school's guidance counselor to ensure the selected VLACS courses will meet the school's graduation requirements.

Prospective non-resident students must meet these requirements:

  • Have not earned a high school diploma;
  • Not been expelled from a school or diploma granting program;
  • Successfully complete the enrollment process;
  • Complete all coursework prior to their 21st birthday,

There is a tuition fee for non-resident students who wish to enroll at VLACS. The Virtual Learning Academy must give preference to New Hampshire students. We will place non-residents in classes if space is available. Non-residents will be charged a non-refundable registration fee of $30. Tuition is $920 for a full credit and $460 for a half credit. Students will be activated once payment is received. Send checks to the Admissions Office, VLACS, 30 Linden St. Exeter, NH 03833. You may receive a refund of 75% within 14 days withdrawal or 50% within 28 days. There is no refund beyond 28 days.

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