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Full-Time Program FAQs

Q. How is the full-time program different from the VVA supplemental program?

A. Students who enroll through their local public school in five or more Virtual Virginia courses are considered full-time students.  While some full-time students take their classes outside of the traditional school setting, this is at the discretion of the local enrolling school. Full-time students remain the academic responsibility of the local school, and are subject to all local school policies regarding virtual learning.

Q. Who can enroll in the full-time program?

A. Students who meet the course prerequisites—and have approval from the local public school—may enroll in the program through their school counselor. Course prerequisites are found on the Course Offerings page.  The full-time program may serve public, private, and homeschooled students who enroll through their local public school.

Q. What is the enrollment fee for the full-time program?

A. No enrollment fees are charged for the first 200 full-time Virginia public school student enrollments in an academic year. Otherwise, regular enrollment fee policies apply. Further information is available on the Fees and Billing page.

Q. Who pays the enrollment fee for Virginia private schools, homeschooled, out-of-state, and international students?

A. Enrollment fees for Virginia private school, homeschooled, out-of-state, and international students are the responsibility of the enrolling party and may be paid via Visa, Mastercard or Discover debit/credit card.

Q. Can full-time students participate in their local school’s extracurricular activities? Are they able to graduate with their graduating class?

A. This is a decision of the local school.

Q. Will the school division still get credit for the enrollment for their average daily membership (ADM)?

A. Yes, since the school has approved the student’s participation in Virtual Virginia and has enrolled them, they are considered a student of that public school and, as such, can be counted in the ADM.

Q. What are the responsibilities of the school and school division?

A. For all Virtual Virginia courses, local schools must provide a local school counselor, a local mentor, all student services, and an adequate study area, and ensure access to computers, high-speed internet, headphones with microphones, a telephone, as well as other required hardware and software, as outlined in the Technology Handbook. Any required textbooks and lab materials are the responsibility of the local school. The local school has the authority to designate a parent or guardian as a mentor for full-time students.

Q. How do I enroll my child in the full-time program?

A. Contact your local school counselor to enroll in the full-time program.

Q. Will students work from home or a school building?

A. Virtual Virginia courses may be accessed anywhere, anytime, from any place that has a computer with internet access. The decision to allow students to take courses from home or another alternative location is a decision made by their local public school; potential students should work with local public schools to determine the best fit.

Q. Can students work at their own pace?

A. No, students move through the course material at the pace of their cohort/start date. Benchmark due dates are established to ensure that students stay on pace to complete the course by the end of the school year, but students have flexibility between those due dates. All Virtual Virginia courses require that assignments be completed in a timely manner and according to course timelines. Assignments and due dates are posted on the course calendar.

Q. Is there a limit to the number of courses a school may offer or the number of students who can enroll?

A. Students who enroll through their local public school in five or more Virtual Virginia courses are considered full-time students. Students may enroll in more than five courses at the discretion of the local school counselor.

Q. What happens if the student drops below the five courses that are required to be considered a full-time student?

A. If a student drops below five courses, they are no longer technically a full-time student, but Virtual Virginia will not withdraw them from their remaining four courses. 

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