Student Spotlight: Gabriel Cianciolo

During 11th grade, Gabriel Ciancolo decided that he wanted to learn full-time with VTVLC. Ciancolo lived in Ukraine on and off from 2021 until the war broke out. Now, his parents have opened a home for Ukrainian refugees called Agape House of Mercy, and Ciancolo is a 12-grader taking Astronomy, Precalculus, African American History, Renewable Technologies, Digital Photography, and Journalism with VTVLC.

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Teacher Spotlight: Harold Vance

Harold Vance currently teaches middle school English language arts for the VTVLC full-time K-8 program. Before that, Vance was a Flexible Pathways Coordinator at BFA Fairfax, where he supported students in a variety of learning opportunities including social/emotional learning, online options, Work-Based Learning, and more.

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Student Spotlight: Ava Sargent

Ava Sargent, a 12th grader is currently taking four classes with VTVLC: AP Psychology, English IV, Geometry, and Forensic Science. However, Sargent has been studying with VTVLC for over three years.

“My favorite course I have taken with VTVLC is either this year’s Forensics or Marine Biology as a freshman,” Sargent said. “I think Biology was my favorite because of my amazing and supporting teacher and just learning about all the underwater life and what it really needs to survive in such harsh conditions.”

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Student Spotlight: Jacob Wade

Jacob Wade is a 10th grader, currently taking two classes at VTVLC: Algebra I and World History. Wade first got his start taking classes at VTVLC with U.S. History last year.

“My favorite class I’ve taken was U.S History with Ashley Newton,” Wade said. “She was helpful and it was also fun to learn about the history of The United States.” Wade says his performance in his U.S. History class marks the class as his greatest success at VTVLC.

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Teacher Spotlight: Lauren Kelley

Teacher Spotlight Lauren Kelley currently teaches all core courses for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade full-time at VTVLC, but a couple of years ago, Kelley was working with VTVLC through the Collaborative School Option (CSO), a VTVLC program that allowed...

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Student Spotlight: Kelsey Adams

Kelsey Adams, a senior who takes classes with VTVLC, first tried online learning during the COVID-19 lockdown and found that she preferred it to her in-person classes. “It made sense to take some online classes this year,” Adams said. “I found that it offered academic opportunities beyond those found at my in-person school.”

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Student Spotlight: Caleb Leonard

Caleb Leonard decided to begin learning with VTVLC after his sophomore year at a brick-and-mortar school. “During my first two years, I got a glimpse of what online school might look like,” Leonard said. “I decided that online schooling was a better option for me because it gave me much more freedom and spare time than normal school.”

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