From here, you can access all the information pertaining to our 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 our approach to 21st-century learning — a personalized, online education.
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 our 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 the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School tuition-free.
Full-time Student Application Process and Policies
The admissions process 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:
- Complete the Application.
- Attend an Information Session. Once we receive your application, the office will contact you via email to schedule an online Information Session.
- Participate in an Admission Plan Review Meeting. After you attend an Information Session and we receive your transcripts, 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.
- Meet Admission Plan goals, which involves completion of online coursework including one or more core academic courses. Once you meet these goals, you will be accepted to our full-time program.
The length of the admissions process varies depending upon students’ individual circumstances. If a student has successfully completed VLACS courses previously and is currently enrolled in courses, they may progress through the process within four weeks. The process may take longer for a variety of reasons, including: 1) If the student is struggling to meet admissions goals; 2) If the admissions team is waiting for the student’s transcript; 3) If the student has not yet attended an information session or Admission Plan Meeting.
Students will work with an admissions counselor during the Admissions Plan Meeting to create a personalized plan. Although the details of the plans will vary, every applicant shares these common goals (“The Three Cs”):
- Consistency (weekly submissions, working in sequence, following pace charts)
- Competency (meeting/re-doing competency assignments)
- Communication (attend scheduled meetings, reach out with questions/concerns)
Part-time 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. Students who are enrolled full-time in another school or academic program are required to take one core academic course. Applicants who are taking VLACS courses exclusively are required to enroll in a minimum of three courses.
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 that they have not met at VLACS or another school first (for example, if you have passed English 1 and 2, register for English 3; if you have passed Algebra 1, register for Geometry; if you have passed Physical Science and Biology, register for a science elective or hold off on science altogether; if you have passed World History and US and NH History, sign up for Economics or US and NH Government).
For answers to more admissions-related questions that you may have, please see: Admissions FAQs.
All course selection questions will be answered during the Admissions Plan review meeting.
|Information & communication technologies||0.5|
|Mathematics (including Alg I and .5 credit in geometry or equivalent)||3.0|
|U.S. and N.H. history||1.0|
|U.S. and N.H. government/civics||0.5|
|World history or geography||0.5|
|Elective & Advisory (0.5 credit of Advisory for each year of enrollment up to 2.0 credits)||7.0|
|Career, Dual Credit, or AP||1.0|
Full-time Student Assessments
Full-time 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.
In addition, full-time students are required to complete community service each year.
**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.
Full-Time Middle School Student policies
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
Middle School classes are numbered to indicate the suggested grade level. For example, Middle School Language Arts 1 is typically for grade six students, Middle School Language Arts 2 is typically for seventh grade students. Whenever possible parents can have flexibility around determining which grade level is appropriate for their child.
Additionally, each year a full-time middle school student is required to take a physical education or health course, advisory, and an elective course.
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VLACS offers a wide variety of subjects, from traditional math and science studies to special interests like photography and walking fitness. Take a look for yourself!