woman outside on laptopFull-time Student Application Process

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.

If you are interested in our full-time elementary program, please note that the full-time elementary admissions application is temporarily closed until space becomes available in elementary courses.

Prospective students in grades 6 -12 should follow the steps below to complete the admissions process:

1. Create VLACS Student & Guardian Accounts

2. Enroll in Courses

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

3. Complete the Application

4. Ensure previous transcripts have been received by VLACS

5. Attend a Student & Guardian Information Session

6. Meet with an Admissions Counselor to Resolve Questions and/or Discuss Strategies for Success

(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

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]

Application Review

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.

Understanding of Full-Time Enrollment Agreement

After attending an Information Session, applicants will receive an Understanding of 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.

Subjects Credits
Arts Education 0.5
Information & Communication Technologies 0.5
English 4.0
Mathematics (including Algebra I and .5 credit in Geometry or equivalent) 3.0
Physical sciences 1.0
Biological sciences 1.0
U.S. and N.H. History 1.0
U.S. and N.H. Government/Civics 0.5
Economics 0.5
World History or Geography 0.5
Health Education 0.5
Physical Education 1.0
Advisory (1 credit for each year of full-time enrollment) 1.0 - 4.0
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
  • Science

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

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