From here, you can access information on the full-time admissions process and becoming a full-time VLACS student. A full-time option is available for students in grades 6-12. We do not offer a full-time option for students in kindergarten or grades one through five at this time.
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 in grades 6 -12 should follow the steps below to complete the admissions process:
- Create an Account: A student must have an account set up in our system for an admissions application to be processed.
- Enroll in courses (now or after the Admissions Plan Meeting): Students who are taking VLACS courses exclusively are required to be enrolled in a minimum of three courses, one of which must be in a core academic area (Math, English, Science, Social Studies, World Language). Students who are currently enrolled in courses at another school are required to be enrolled in a minimum of one core course at VLACS. Information about selecting courses is provided below.
- Complete the Full-Time Application: A student must submit this application to be considered for admission to our full-time program. After receiving the application, VLACS will request transcripts from any previous schools that the student attended.
- Attend an Information Session: Once we receive a student’s application, the office will contact the family via email to schedule an online Information Session. This is hosted by an Admissions Counselor, who will provide more information about the admissions process and becoming a full-time student. After attending an Information Session, Students will be enrolled in an Admissions “course” which gives them access to Admissions resources and to Admissions Counselors during their office hours.
- Participate in an Admissions Plan Meeting: After a prospective student and his/her parent/guardian attend the Information Session and transcripts are received, the family will receive a link to schedule an Admissions Plan Meeting. During this meeting, the following will be discussed: course selections, completion goals, course requirements, and a timeline for acceptance to the full-time program. Additional information regarding selecting courses is provided below.
- Meet Admission Plan goals: Once a student has met admission goals, (s)he will be accepted to our full-time program. Additional information about meeting Admission Plan goals is provided below.
Meeting Admission Plan Goals
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)
We recommend that prospective students work towards 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).
If you are unsure of what courses to register for when you submit your application, please wait to have a conversation with the Admissions Counselors during your Admissions Meeting.
The Length of the Admissions Process
Please note: Due to the unprecedented increase of full-time applications that we are receiving and the fact that many courses are currently closed, the admissions process may be delayed. We appreciate your patience.
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 in as few as four weeks. The process may take longer for a variety of reasons, including: 1) If the student is not enrolled in courses; 2) If the student is struggling to meet admissions goals; 3) If the admissions team is waiting for a transcript from a student’s previous school(s); 4) If the student has not yet attended an information session or Admission Plan Meeting.
*For answers to more admissions-related questions, please see: Admissions FAQs.
|Information & Communication Technologies||0.5|
|Mathematics (including Algebra 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 Middle School 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
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. When appropriate, there may be flexibility/discretion involved in course selections.
Additionally, each year a full-time middle school student is required to take:
- Physical education or health course
- Elective course
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