At VLACS, parents are an integral part of the learning process. 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 to take and ends when they complete their studies. 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.
What is a parent/guardian account?
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.
Applying for a parent/guardian account
Students must first enroll at VLACS and receive their username and password. You will need the student’s username and password to create the parent/guardian account.
At VLACS, you will find ample avenues to stay informed about your child’s progress. Your guardian 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
When you need to talk to us, we are just a phone call away. Our instructors pride themselves on being responsive to parent concerns.
Tips for Parents
Your involvement is key to your child’s success.
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 on-line and by telephone by appointment and during their posted office hours.
Here are additional recommendations that can help make your child’s experience at VLACS successful:
- Password Access: Know your student’s username and password. This provides access to the following: the course, your child’s grade book, instructor announcements, assignment feedback and more.
- Study Space: Provide a quiet place where your child has access to the Internet, a telephone, and a printer.
- 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.
- 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 actively teaching your child. 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.
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