We are accepting applications to the full-time elementary program for the 2022-23 academic year (August 1st start date). Apply today!
Full-Time Elementary Admissions
At the elementary level, our admissions staff works with parents/guardians to inform families of full-time program opportunities and requirements.
Full-Time Student Application Process for Elementary School
Prospective students in grades K-5 should follow the steps below to complete the admissions process:
*Please note that prior to being accepted, students must work consistently in the required course(s) for four consecutive weeks or have met this requirement through previous VLACS course work.
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 the 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 are required to meet with an admissions counselor to review full-time program requirements, discuss the student's interest in the full-time program, and collaborate on course selections and goals. At this time, the admissions counselor can also answer any questions that your family has.
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 admissions process varies depending on individual circumstances. Some students may progress through the process in fewer than four weeks. The process may take longer for a variety of reasons, including: 1) If the student is not enrolled in courses when they apply; 2) If a student is struggling to submit consistently in required courses ; 3) If the admissions team is waiting for a report card from a student’s previous school(s); 4) If the student has not yet scheduled or attended an information session or submitted the Understanding of Full-Time Enrollment Agreement.
*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, including working consistently in courses for four consecutive weeks, 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.
Specials are not full-year courses. Enrollment in these courses can be dispursed throughout the year. Students do not need to take them all at once unless they would like to.
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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