mother and daughter stretchingParents and families are a necessary and critical component to the success of your students. Your involvement in this process begins before your child takes the first lesson. You will electronically review and approve your child’s course schedule to activate the course(s) they have chosen. When they complete their studies, you will have the opportunity to review their work. Along the way, you have access to your child’s progress records and grades and will receive monthly progress reports and phone calls from your child’s teacher.

We encourage parents to be involved by accessing their child’s grade(s) and calling or emailing the instructor with a comment or concern. As a parent, you have 24/7 access to your child’s grade book, which the instructor updates regularly. Instructors are available online, by telephone appointment, and during their posted office hours.

Required Attendance at Welcome Calls and Monthly Meetings

Parents or guardians must attend the Welcome Call and Monthly Meeting with their student. The Welcome Call and subsequent Monthly Meetings are a required part of the VLACS experience. School counselors, teachers, or anyone else who is not the student's parent or guardian cannot act as parent or guardian. Sometimes, a student may have extenuating circumstances with parents or guardians. In this case, please contact [email protected] to determine the best adult presence for Welcome Calls and Monthly Meetings.

Tips for parents and families

  • Create a Schedule: Help your child decide upon and stick to a study schedule. Your child should plan at least five to eight hours per course, per week to complete VLACS courses.
  • Study Space: Provide a quiet place where your child has access to the Internet, a telephone, and a printer.
  • Password Access: Know your student’s username and password. This provides access to the course, your child’s grade book, instructor announcements, assignment feedback and more.
  • Weekly Progress: Stay up to date with your child’s course and assignments and grades by accessing your guardian account weekly.
  • Monthly Progress Appointments: Schedule a time to speak with your child’s instructors once a month in the online classroom to discuss your child’s pace and progress, as well as address any issues or opportunities regarding your child’s online learning experience.
  • NH State Certified Instructors: An experienced New Hampshire state certified instructor is guiding your student through the course content while they complete work independently. Your child is never expected to master the material alone. Also know that the curriculum was designed and is continually updated by skilled educators.
  • Tech support: If you need help with course-related technical issues, click here.

Parent / Guardian Accounts

From approving course requests to monitoring progress, the parent/guardian account allows parents to have a hands-on approach with their student’s academic life at VLACS.

Students must enroll at VLACS and receive their username and password in order to create a parent/guardian account.

Your account provides:

  • 24-7 access to information about students’ work submission and grades
  • 24-7 access to your child’s grade book
  • In addition, you receive:
    • Monthly appointments with instructors
    • Monthly progress reports emailed to the parent’s email address
    • Regular email updates from instructor(s)
    • Frequent access to instructors throughout the week

Additional Resources

Open House

We regularly offer online open house webinars where our staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.

Knowledge Base

Looking for instant VLACS support? The Knowledge Base is an excellent place to start. It's a searchable library of information ranging from policies and procedures to FAQs and troubleshooting guides.

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