Full-Time High School Options
Virtual Learning as a Flexible Pathway is an opportunity for families on a case-by-case basis that can be addressed through a student’s Personalized Learning Plan (PLP). This option requires planning between the family, school, and VTVLC.
VTVLC offers two types of full time enrollment for high school students; ‘Full Time Enrollment’ and ‘Collaborative Diploma Program (CDP)’. If the student currently attends a school, the first step should be to inquire with the local school regarding full time enrollment with VTVLC. If the student lives in a town with a non-operating school, the first step should be to contact VTVLC.
Option 1: Full Time Enrollment
9-12 grade students will enroll in all Core Subjects (Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts) and learn from certified Vermont Educators who also hold the Online Teaching Specialist Endorsement (OTS). Electives are available for a complete program. Schools continue to provide devices, meals and counseling.
Students will receive additional support from the VTVLC Student Support Staff, who will monitor their weekly progress. VTVLC coursework is licensed and specifically designed for students to learn online. Each teacher will have “online office hours” so students can reach out and receive additional help when needed. These sessions will be “synchronous”, meaning they will be meeting either via Zoom or Google Meets. In addition, much of the work which is being done online can be done “asynchronously”, meaning at time that is convenient for both the student and family if support is needed from home. Assignments will be based on weekly work, and not daily, ensuring that a more flexible learning environment can be adapted to each student.
High school courses help support students develop self-direction and improve their communication skills.
Assessments include: pre-assessments, discussion forums, discussion-based assessments, collaboration activities, and written assessments.
Re-assessments are offered with teacher feedback helps build student proficiency.
Core academics are NCAA aligned and standards based.
Option 2: Collaborative Diploma Program (CDP)
This program allows students who live in a town with a non-operating school, the option of earning their high school diploma from a geographically distant Vermont public high school. Supported by VTVLC, students can work with a CDP school and enroll in core academic courses, electives, project-based learning, and even health and personal fitness courses entirely online.
Students will work with an advisor/mentor from their CDP school, and be supported by VTVLC teachers holding both Vermont content area endorsements and the additional Online Teaching Specialist (OTS) endorsement. In addition, a student success coach and a team of VTVLC staff will be available to assist students with everything from technical questions to time management.
- No Snow Days
- Flexible Holidays / Vacations
- Weekly Work Schedules
- No Inservice Days
- No Local coordinator required
- No Local teacher required
- VTVLC supplies a Special Ed Consultant to work with your local Special Education Team
Option 1: Full Time Cost
- Teaching Partner Schools can use their earned partner seats. Otherwise, the cost is $1,200 per student per semester (covers both fall/spring and on-demand options).
- Non-Teaching Partner Districts – $2500 per student per semester (all enrollment fees are covered)
- Homestudy Rate – $3000 per student per semester (sibling discounts available)
Option 2: CDP Cost
No cost to the student if they reside in a non-operating town.
Not sure which option is best? Contact our Dean of Flexible Progams!