Interested in enrolling with us full time? You'll need to complete the full-time admissions process first!
Full-Time Elementary Admissions Process
At the elementary level, our admissions staff works with parents/guardians to inform families of full-time program opportunities and requirements.
Due to the high volume of course requests, all elementary courses are at capacity and have been temporarily closed. Students who have already requested a course and have not been assigned an instructor yet will be assigned as soon as space becomes available. To check the status of a specific course, please refer to our learning catalog, which will be updated on a regular basis.
If you would like to learn more about our elementary program, please visit our page for part-time students.
Full-Time Student Application Process for Elementary School
Prospective students in grades K-5 should follow the steps below to complete the admissions process:
Additional Admissions Information
- Child is attending school full-time (public, private, homeschool) while applying to VLACS
If a child is taking courses through another educational program, they must enroll in a minimum of one course in a core academic area (Math, English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, World Language).
- Child is not enrolled in an approved program
If a child is only taking courses through VLACS, they must enroll in a minimum of three courses, including Math and English/Language Arts.
A list of course requirements is provided below.
Transcripts from Previous School(s)
After receiving a student’s application, VLACS requests report cards from previous school(s). Families are also welcome to send report cards to [email protected] Families may also send any additional documentation that may be helpful in determining their child’s grade level placement.
Individual Meeting with a Counselor
Parents/guardians and students have the option to meet with an admissions counselor if they have any questions or concerns about full-time enrollment.
Understanding of Full-Time Enrollment Agreement
After attending an Information Session, families will receive an Understanding of Full-Time Enrollment Agreement. If any questions arise from the information session or this agreement, families should reach out to their Admissions Counselor prior to submitting the Agreement.
Length of the Admissions Process
The length of the process varies depending on individual circumstances. Some students may progress through the process in fewer than four weeks. Please note that students should remain enrolled at their local schools or an Intent to Homeschool letter should be submitted on their behalf until they are formally enrolled in the full-time program.
*For answers to more admissions-related questions, please see: Admissions FAQs.
Becoming a Full-Time Student
Once an elementary school student has completed the steps required to become a full-time student, notification and accompanying forms are sent to the family. When forms are returned, the student is officially enrolled in the full-time program.
Full-Time Elementary School Course Requirements
Elementary students are required to take a core academic course in each of the disciplines listed below during each year (K-5) of enrollment:
- English Language Arts
- Mathematics Course
- Social Studies
- Physical education
Elementary classes are numbered to indicate the grade level at which the course is typically taken. When appropriate, there may be flexibility/discretion involved in course selections. Parents should keep in mind that placements will determine grade level if their child is enrolled in the full-time program.
Attend a virtual open house
We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.
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