Part-time students are typically enrolled in another school, home educated, or part of some other alternative program. Full-time students need to complete the admissions process. Students admitted to the full-time program will be pursuing a VLACS diploma that is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
Students must demonstrate mastery of competencies in addition to earning passing grades. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through one-on-one contact with the student in other venues. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, peer review, projects, research papers, essays, oral assessments, exams, and discussions.
VLACS offers students access to a college preparatory curriculum, honors, advanced placement (AP), dual college / high school credit courses (eStart & SNHU), competency recovery, and special interest courses. VLACS has open enrollment for honors, AP and dual enrollment courses.
|Math Avg. Score||525||509|
*Due to COVID-19, the New Hampshire Department of Education did not require assessments this spring. As a result, VLACS did not administer the SAT in 2020.
|Information & communication technologies||0.5|
|Mathematics (including Alg 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|
|Elective & Advisory (0.5 credit of Advisory for each year of enrollment up to 2.0 credits)||7.0|
|Career, Dual Credit, or AP||1.0|
*Students admitted on or after May 23, 2014 shall engage with and apply English and mathematics graduation competencies during every year they are enrolled in high school even if graduation competencies for English and mathematics have been demonstrated. Such engagement may occur through integration of these graduation competencies in courses focused on content areas other than English or mathematics. Such engagement shall support students to be college and career ready in mathematics and English/language arts.
*Academic year begins July 1, 2020.
**VLACS does not report rank for part-time or full-time students. VLACS does provide an unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale. The GPA is calculated continually throughout the year.
VLACS currently has over 10,000 students, with over 20,000 course enrollments. Our student population comes from over 280 New Hampshire communities and 4 states.
Faculty and Staff
All Academy administrators, instructors and advisors are NH certified and deemed as highly qualified according to State standards. The VLACS faculty currently consists of over 160 instructors residing in eight states.
Steve Kossakoski, Ph.D Chief Executive Officer
Tony Baldasaro, CAGS Chief Operating Officer
Larry White, MBA Chief Financial Officer
Julie Reece, J.D. Director of Partnerships
Scott Prescott, M.Ed. Director of Instruction
Meghan Granger, M.Ed. Director of School Counseling
Tara Michelle, CAGS Director of Technology
Art Institute of Boston
Austin Peay State University
Bay Path College
Catholic University of America
College of the Atlantic
Culinary Institute of the America
Daniel Webster College
East Tennessee State University
Franklin Pierce University
Grand Canyon University
Granite State College
Green Mountain College
High Point University
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Indiana University at Bloomington
Johnson & Wales University
Johnson State College
Keene State College
King’s College London
Lakes Region Community College
Lyndon State College
Massasoit Community College
Middlesex Community College
Mount Holyoke College
Nashua Community College
New England College
New Hampshire Technical Institute
Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins
Pensacola Christian College
Plymouth State University
Rhode Island College
Roger Williams University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Michael’s College
Salve Regina University
Southern New Hampshire University
SUNY College at Brockport
University of Arizona
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Hartford
University of Maine
University of Mass. Amherst
University of Minnesota
University of Montana
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
University of Vermont
White Mountain Comm. College
The Virtual Learning Academy is an approved NH charter school and public school. The New Hampshire State Board of Education approves all charter schools and public schools in the state. New Hampshire charter schools are required to submit annual progress reports to ensure that all applicable academic standards and laws are being met. Additionally, charter schools in New Hampshire must renew their charters every five years. The renewal process includes a rigorous self-study and an on-site evaluation conducted by a team appointed by the New Hampshire Department of Education. At the conclusion of the self-study and evaluation process, representatives from the NH DOE and the charter school meet with the New Hampshire State Board of Education to present their findings. The board may decide to extend the charter for an additional five years or revoke the school’s charter. In 2012, the NH State Board of Education unanimously approved a new five-year charter for the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School. A second five-year charter was approved in December, 2018
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