Full-time Student Admissions
The admissions process is intended to support students and provide information about the full-time program as they transition to online learning full-time.
Throughout the application process, our admissions staff helps prospective students learn about our full-time program's opportunities, resources, and expectations.
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Prospective students in grades 6 -12 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
If an applicant is only taking courses through VLACS, they must enroll in a minimum of three courses, with one being in a core academic area (math, English, science, social studies, world language). If enrolled in courses at another school, applicants must enroll in a minimum of one course in a core academic area.
In general, we recommend that prospective students prioritize meeting graduation requirements. For example, if the student has:
- Completed English 1, register for English 2,
- Completed Algebra 1, register for Geometry,
- Completed Physical Science, register for Biology,
- Completed World History and US and NH History, register for Economics or US and NH Government.
Lists of graduation and course requirements are provided below. If an applicant is unsure of what courses to register for when they apply, they should consult with their Admissions Counselor. .
Transcripts from Previous School(s)
After receiving a student’s application, VLACS requests transcripts from previous school(s). Families are also welcome to send transcripts to [email protected]
Once Steps 1-4 have been completed students and their guardians will attend a virtual information session with an Admissions Counselor. The Admissions Counselor will share important information about the application process and all aspects of the full-time program, including attendance and course requirements and supports available to full-time students. Following the information session, students and their parent/guardian will also meet individually with an admissions counselor to discuss their application, review program requirements, and resolve questions and concerns.
Understanding of Full-Time Enrollment Agreement
After attending an Information Session and meeting individually with a counselor, applicants will receive an Understanding of the Full-Time Enrollment Agreement. High School students will also receive a Credit Checklist which outlines credits earned towards graduation and requirements that still need to be met. If families have any questions about the Agreement, the Credit Checklist, or any general concerns or wonders about becoming full-time, they should reach out to their Admissions Counselor.
Course Progress Requirement
Students are required to demonstrate a commitment to online learning through submitting regularly (a minimum of 2-3 assignments per week) in all required courses. Their Admissions Counselor will share information about progress reviews.
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 transcript 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 a student has completed all full-time enrollment paperwork, the student is accepted to the full-time program. Notification of acceptance and accompanying forms are sent to the student. When forms are returned, the student is officially enrolled in the full-time program and assigned to Advisory and an Advisor and begins their journey as a full-time student!
Full-Time High School Graduation Requirements
Before selecting courses, high school applicants should reference the graduation requirements below.
|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|
|Advisory (1 credit for each year of full-time enrollment)||1.0 - 4.0|
|Math Topics (if required)||0.5 (per 4 competencies)|
|Elective||6.0 - 7.5|
|Total||22.5 - 24.0|
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
- Advisory (Full-time students are enrolled in Advisory for Full-Time Students automatically and internally once they are accepted into the full-time program.)
- Elective course
All NH resident students, grades 3 - 8, must take the NH SAS Assessment for ELA and Math. Additionally, students in grades 3, 5, 8, and 11 are required to take the NH SAS Assessment for Science. All 11th-grade students are also required to take the SAT School Day and may choose to take the optional PSAT.
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