online student smiling while doing homeworkInterested in enrolling with us full time? You'll need to complete the full-time admissions process first! *Please note that the full-time elementary application is currently paused as required courses are at capacity and closed.

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. 

New Enrollments 

Due to the high volume of course requests, some elementary courses are at capacity and have been temporarily closed until space becomes available. We are also temporarily pausing the submission of applications to our full-time elementary program. We will begin accepting full-time elementary applications as soon as space is 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:

1. Create VLACS Student & Guardian Accounts

2. Enroll Your Child in Courses

(one course if enrolled in course work with another school/program; three courses if taking VLACS courses exclusively).

3. Complete the Full-Time Application

4. Ensure previous transcripts have been received by VLACS

5. Attend a Student & Guardian Information Session

6. Meet with an Admissions Counselor

(optional)

7. Submit “Understanding of Full-Time Enrollment Agreement"

8. Submit Full-Time Enrollment Paperwork

9. Welcome to the Full-Time Program!

*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

Selecting Courses

  • 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 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 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
  • Science
  • Physical education
  • Technology
  • Art

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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