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 27%
4 23%
3 22%
VLACS Mean 3.32
State Average 3.09
VLACS Avg. 2021 NH Avg. 2021
ERW 543 518
Math 495 510
Total 1038 1028
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
Advisory (1 credit for each year of full-time enrollment) 1.0 - 4.0
Elective 6.0 - 7.5
Total 22.5 - 24.0

*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.

Grade Value**
A+ 97-100 4.00
A 93-96 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

*Academic year begins July 1, 2021.
**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
Julie Reece, J.D. Director of Partnerships and Adult Education
Scott Prescott, M.Ed. Director of Instruction
Meghan Granger, CAGS Director of Full-Time Programs
Tara Michelle, CAGS Director of Technology
Natalie Berger, CAGS Director of Student and Instructor Support

College Acceptances

Adelphi University
Adrian College
American University
Amherst College
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Augusta University
Ava Maria University
Babson College
Bard College
Bay Path University
Bay State College
Becker College
Belmont University
Benedictine College
Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Brandeis University
Bridgewater State University
Brigham Young University
Bryant University
Catholic University of America
Cedarville University
Central Maine Community College
Champlain College
Chatham University
Colby-Sawyer College
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College
Columbia University
Concordia University
Culinary Institute of America
Curry College
Dartmouth College
Dean College
DePaul University
Drexel University
East Carolina University
Eckerd College
Fitchburg State University
Flagler College
Florida Atlantic University
Fordham University
Franklin Pierce University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Gordon College
Granite State College

Green Mountain College
Harvard University
High Point University
Hofstra University
Houghton College
Indiana University, Bloomington
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johnson & Wales University
Keene State College
King’s College London
Lander University
Lesley University
Liberty University
Los Angeles College of Music
Loyola Marymount University
Lynn University
Manhattan College
Marlboro College
Marquette University
Marymount Manhattan College
Marywood University
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Merrimack College
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Moravian College
New England College
New England Institute of Technology
New Hampshire Community College
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Niagara University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northern Essex Community
Norwich University
Ohio State University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Plymouth State University
Pratt Institute
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Regent University
Regis College
Rhode Island College
Rivier University
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University

Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Michael's College
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Sierra Nevada College
Simmons College
Southern New Hampshire University
Springfield College
Sterling College
Suffolk University
SUNY College at Brockport
Susquehanna University
United States Military Academy, West Point
University of Akron
University of Arizona
University of the Arts
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Hartford
University of Kentucky
University of Maine, Orono
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Ottowa
University of Rhode Island
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Waterloo
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Utica College
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Military Institute
Washington and Jefferson College
West Virginia University
Wheelock College

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.

Contact Us

Have a question about the curriculum, tuition, or how VLACS can give you more freedom to pursue an education? Reach out to us, we can help.