Admissions

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.

Curriculum

Assessments

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.

Testing Results

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.

Scores VLACS
5 26%
4 20%
3 33%
VLACS NH
ERW 557 522
Math Avg. Score 536 513
Subjects Credits
Arts Education 0.5
Information & communication technologies 0.5
English 4.0
Mathematics (including Alg 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
Elective & Advisory (0.5 credit of Advisory for each year of enrollment up to 2.0 credits) 7.0
Career Exploration Experience, Dual Credit or AP (must include Segment 1 of Career Exploration Experience) 1.0
Total 22

*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.

Grade Value*
A 93-100 4.00
A- 90-92 3.67
B+ 87-89 3.33
B 83-86 3.00
B- 80-82 2.67
C+ 77-79 2.33
C 73-76 2.00
C- 70-72 1.67
D+ 67-69 1.33
D 63-66 1.00
D- 60-62 .67
F 0-59 0.00
WInc WInc n/a

*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.

Community

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.

Leadership

Steve Kossakoski, Ph.D Chief Executive Officer
Tony Baldasaro, CAGS Chief Operating Officer
Larry White, MBA Chief Financial Officer
Ollire Lane, CAGS Director of Partnerships
Scott Prescott, M.Ed. Director of Instruction
Meghan Granger, M.Ed. Director of School Counseling
Tara Michelle, CAGS Director of Technology

College Acceptances

Art Institute of Boston

Austin Peay State University

Bard College

Bay Path College

Berklee Online

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Catholic University of America

Cazenovia College

Champlain College

Colby-Sawyer College

College of the Atlantic

Culinary Institute of the America

Curry College

Daniel Webster College

Dartmouth College

Dordt College

Drexel University

East Tennessee State University

Franklin Pierce University

Gordon College

Grand Canyon University

Granite State College

Green Mountain College

Hampshire College

Harvard University

High Point University

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Houghton College

Indiana University at Bloomington

Ithaca College

Jacksonville University

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson State College

Juniata College

Keene State College

King’s College London

Laird University

Lakes Region Community College

Lesley University

Lyndon State College

Marlboro College

Marquette University

Massasoit Community College

Middlesex Community College

Mount Holyoke College

Nashua Community College

New England College

New Hampshire Technical Institute

Norwich University

Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins

Pensacola Christian College

Pepperdine University

Plymouth State University

Principia College

Quincy College

Quinnipiac University

Rhode Island College

Roger Williams University

Saint Anselm College

Saint Michael’s College

Salve Regina University

Southern New Hampshire University

Syracuse University

Suffolk University

SUNY College at Brockport

Temple University

Thomas College

Union University

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

Utica College

Villanova University

Virginia Wesleyan

White Mountain Comm. College

Xavier University

School Approval

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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