From here, you can access all the information pertaining to VLACS’ online programs for full-time middle school or high school students from in-state or out-of-state. If you choose to enroll with us full time, you’ll join countless others who have elected to follow the VLACS approach to 21st century learning — a personalized, online education.
At VLACS, our full-time students enjoy courses and programs that are the same no matter what state you are in. With more than 100 course offerings available, and featuring flexible course completion timelines supported by anytime, anyplace, anywhere, and any pace competency-based learning, students of every level are sure to succeed under the VLACS model. Here, full-time students have access to a web-based course management system that enables communication with other students and instructors, and students can easily upload and share materials, hold online discussions and chats, and review assignments.
The only difference you’ll find in our full-time programs are tuition rates—vary depending upon whether you live in New Hampshire or out-of-state. NH residents attend VLACS tuition free. In the tabbing below, under VLACS Essentials, you can access more information on tuition.
The admissions process at VLACS is intended to help support students as they transition to online learning full-time. Prospective students will follow the steps below as part of the admissions process:
The first step in the admissions process is to complete the application and Admissions Plan Supplement (included in the application). After VLACS receives your application, the office will contact you via email to schedule an online Information Session. After you attend an Information Session, you will receive a link to schedule an Admissions Plan Review Meeting. During this meeting you will discuss your course completion goals, course selection, and course requirements, as well as develop a timeline for acceptance to the full-time program. The last step in the admissions process is to meet the goals outlined in your Admissions Plan, which involves the completion of online coursework. Once you meet these goals, you will be accepted to our full-time program.
It typically takes students 8 -16 weeks to complete their admission plan and gain acceptance. However, the amount of time it takes for a student to be accepted to the full-time program is based on the personalized plan he/she creates with the admissions counselor during the application process and will vary with each student.
Each Admission Plan will include at least one core academic course. The student should start with a Science, English, Math or Social Studies core course. List of Core Academic Courses:
Students enrolled at VLACS full time, may still have access to courses and extracurricular activities that are offered within the district where they reside.
Log into your account as often as you wish, using your username and password. Once you are placed in your desired course, you will be contacted by your instructor.
Students may opt to work at an accelerated, traditional or extended pace, however, regular work submission and communication is required in all VLACS courses in accordance with the student’s pace chart.
If you choose to meet competencies through projects, teams, experiences or a combination of these and course work, you will not have the option to earn honors or advanced designation. However, learning through projects, teams or experiences provide students with the opportunity for more authentic, student driven, and in depth learning.
VLACS has on-going registration. You may enroll in at any time throughout the year. Please check our learning catalog to see if there are waiting lists for the course, project, experience or team project that in which you are interested.
Tuition & Fees: NH Residents
If you’re a resident of New Hampshire, you can enroll full-time or part-time free of charge.
Tuition & Fees: Out of State
There is a tuition fee for non-resident students who wish to enroll at VLACS. The Virtual Learning Academy must give preference to New Hampshire students. We will place non-residents in classes if space is available. Non-residents will be charged a non-refundable registration fee of $20. Tuition is $972 for a full credit and $486 for a half credit.
Any high school or middle school student who resides in New Hampshire, up to the age of 21, may apply to VLACS. VLACS will accept out-of-state high school and middle school students on a tuition basis.
Part-time students may enroll in VLACS for academic enrichment, accelerate their progress in a traditional high school program or finish uncompleted coursework. Students who intend to graduate from VLACS may apply to pursue full time studies. Students may also pursue college credit while still in high school through our dual-credit partnering programs with several colleges.
If you would like to apply to be a full-time VLACS student, please review the information on our full-time students admissions page. If you would like additional information you are welcome to attend one of our open house sessions or to contact our office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (603-778-2500).
If you would like to be a part-time VLACS student, there is no application process. You can enroll today. See our Enrollment page to learn more.
High school and middle school students who reside in New Hampshire are eligible to apply and attend VLACS free of charge. VLACS accepts out-of-state students when seats are available; these students will be charged tuition for attending the school.