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Welcome to the VLACS full-time admissions page.

From here, you can access all the information pertaining to VLACS’ online programs for full-time middle school or high school students from in-state or out-of-state. If you choose to enroll with us full time, you’ll join countless others who have elected to follow the VLACS approach to 21st century learning — a personalized, online education.

At VLACS, our full-time students enjoy courses and programs that are the same no matter what state you are in. With more than 100 course offerings available, and featuring flexible course completion timelines supported by anytime, anyplace, anywhere, and any pace competency-based learning, students of every level are sure to succeed under the VLACS model. Here, full-time students have access to a web-based course management system that enables communication with other students and instructors, and students can easily upload and share materials, hold online discussions and chats, and review assignments.

The only difference you’ll find in our full-time programs are tuition rates—vary depending upon whether you live in New Hampshire or out-of-state. NH residents attend VLACS tuition free. In the tabbing below, under VLACS Essentials, you can access more information on tuition.

To learn more about VLACS full-time, please explore the tabs below!

Admission 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. Participate in an Admission Plan Review Meeting
  4. 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 and Admissions Plan Supplement (included in 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 receive a link to schedule an Admissions Plan Review Meeting. During this meeting you will discuss your course completion goals, course selection, and course 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.

Tuition & Fees - NH Resident

VLACS courses are offered free of charge for students who are New Hampshire residents.

Tuition & Fees - Out of State

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 $6,188 (up to 6 credits per year). Tuition may be prorated at time of admissions as appropriate.

*Please send checks to the Admissions Office, VLACS, P.O. Box 1050, 30 Linden Street, Exeter, NH 03833. You may receive a refund of 75% when withdrawal from the full-time program is requested within 14 days of activation in the first course or 50% if withdrawal is requested within 28 days. There is no refund beyond 28 days.

Prospective High School Students

High School 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.

Learning Path Selection

Part-time VLACS students who have submitted an application for the full-time program are eligible to take up to 6 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 Course 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.

College Acceptances

Art Institute of Boston

Austin Peay State University

Bard College

Barry University

Bay Path College

Bay State College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Cazenovia College

Champlain College

Colby-Sawyer College

College of the Atlantic

Culinary Institute of the America

Curry College

Dartmouth College

Dordt College

Drexel University

East Caroling University

East Tennessee State University

Franklin Pierce University

Gordon College

Grand Canyon University

Granite State College

Great Bay Community College

Green Mountain College

Hampshire College

Harvard University

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Husson University

Indiana University at Bloomington

Ithaca College

Jacksonville University

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson State College

Juniata College

Keene State College

Lakes Region Community College

LeCordonbleu

LeMoyne CollegeLesley University

Liberty University

Longwood  University

Loyola University

Lyndon State College

Lynn University

Manchester Community College

Manhattan College

Marlboro College

Marywood University

Mercer University

Middlesex Community College

Monmouth University

Moravian College

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Washington College

Newbury College

New England College

New Hampshire Technical Institute

Niagara University

Norwich University

Pacific Union College

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 University

Southern New Hampshire University

Syracuse University

Union University

University of Hartford

University of Maine

University of Mass. Amherst

University of New Hampshire

University of New Haven

Virginia Wesleyan

Prospective Middle School Students

Course Requirements

Full-time middle school students are required to take a core academic course in each of the disciplines listed below during each year (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) of enrollment:

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics Course
  • Social Studies
  • Science

Additionally, each year a full-time middle school student is required to take a physical education or health course, advisory, and an elective course.

Full-Time Student FAQs

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How can I check the status of my course request?

Log into your account as often as you wish, using your username and password. Once you are placed in your desired course, you will be contacted by your instructor.

Can I work at my own pace?

Students may opt to work at an accelerated, traditional or extended pace, however, regular work submission and communication is required in all VLACS courses in accordance with the student’s pace chart.

How do I select an honors course?

If you choose to meet competencies through projects, teams, experiences or a combination of these and course work, you will not have the option to earn honors or advanced designation. However, learning through projects, teams or experiences provide students with the opportunity for more authentic, student driven, and in depth learning.

Do I have to wait for school to begin to take an online class?

VLACS has on-going registration. You may enroll in at any time throughout the year.  Please check our learning catalog to see if there are waiting lists for the course, project, experience or team project that  in which you are interested.

What is the tuition rate for out-of-state students?

Tuition & Fees: NH Residents

If you’re a resident of New Hampshire, you can enroll full-time or part-time free of charge.

Tuition & Fees: Out of State

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 $952 for a full credit and $476 for a half credit.

 

What are the graduation requirements?

Art Education; 0.5 credit, ICT – Technology; 0.5 credit, English; 4.0 credits, Mathematics; 3.0 credits (1 credit of Algebra, 0.5 Geometry), Physical Science; 1.0 credit, Biological Science; 1.0 credit, US and NH History; 1.0 credit, US and NH Government; 0.5 credit, Economics; 0.5 credit, World History; 0.5 credit, Health Education; 0.5 credit, Physical Education; 1.0 credit, Advisory (credit varies), Electives; 5.0 credits, E.L.O, Dual or A/P; 1.0 credit, TOTAL: 22 credits.

All VLACS full time students are required to complete community service each year.

Who can attend VLACS?

Any high school or middle school student who resides in New Hampshire, up to the age of 21, may apply to VLACS. VLACS will accept out-of-state high school and middle school students on a tuition basis.

Part-time students may enroll in VLACS for academic enrichment, accelerate their progress in a traditional high school program or finish uncompleted coursework. Students who intend to graduate from VLACS may apply to pursue full time studies. Students may also pursue college credit while still in high school through our dual-credit partnering programs with several colleges.

How does a student apply to VLACS?

If you would like to apply to be a full-time VLACS student, please review the information on our full-time students admissions page. If you would like additional information you are welcome to attend one of our open house sessions or to contact our office by email (info@vlacs.org) or phone (603-778-2500).

If you would like to be a part-time VLACS student, there is no application process. You can enroll today. See our Enrollment page to learn more.

 

Do New Hampshire students pay to attend VLACS?

High school and middle school students who reside in New Hampshire are eligible to apply and attend VLACS free of charge. VLACS accepts out-of-state students when seats are available; these students will be charged tuition for attending the school.

What do I need to do to become a full-time student with VLACS?

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. Participate in an Admission Plan Review Meeting
  4. 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 and Admissions Plan Supplement (included in 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 receive a link to schedule an Admissions Plan Review Meeting. During this meeting you will discuss your course completion goals, course selection, and course 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.

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

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

Math

  • 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

Can I participate in sports or other activities at my local high school if I am a full time student at VLACS?

Students enrolled at VLACS full time, may still have access to courses and extracurricular activities that are offered within the district where they reside.

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