What is VTVLC?
The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative works with Vermont schools to facilitate online courses for students statewide. Our goal is to overcome the three most common barriers that prevent students from taking the courses they want or need in schools. These barriers are availability of courses, accessibility to courses and the flexibility of your child’s education.
For example, is your child interested in taking a course that is not available at his/her school? Is there a course that your child wants to take but cannot be accessed locally because he/she is required to take a different class at the same time? VTVLC finds the course a student wants to take from another Vermont school that offers that course online and works with your child’s school to give access to the course during a time that works for your child. All courses offered by VTVLC online are accessible from anywhere, anytime. Whether your child learns best at 1 am or 1 pm, at school or at home, your child’s online courses are only a click away.
VTVLC is a collaborative effort of Vermont schools to provide courses and programs to Vermont students. We are a supplemental program, not a diploma granting institution. All of our courses are fully online, and accredited by the Vermont partner schools that offers the courses. Our courses meet or exceed national standards.
Is VTVLC accredited?
VTVLC works under a cooperative model. Each course is offered by a Vermont public / approved independent school, each school is accredited independently through (primarily) NEASC. The course curriculum is licensed from Florida Virtual School which is accredited by two major agencies: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.
VTVLC does not currently grant a diploma. Instead, credits are transferred back to the student’s local school and count toward their graduation requirements.
How does VTVLC work?
The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative works with Vermont schools to facilitate online courses for students statewide. All of our courses are taught by Vermont licensed educators who are currently employed with a Vermont school. Because of this, our courses are considered (and treated) as any traditional course and the credit students earn are considered “transfer credits”.
Let’s break it down…
Say your child goes to school at Northfield High School. He/she is interested in taking US History through VTVLC because at your child’s local school Sophomore English and US History are at the same time. Currently, VTVLC’s US History teacher teaches at Whitcomb High School. So, by taking US History through VTVLC, it is the same as if you were to drive your child to Whitcomb High School and attend class each day, then get back in your car and drive back to Northfield. Thanks to technology, you don’t have to worry about your child’s schedule conflict or driving anywhere, but he/she is still able to take US History from a teacher at Whitcomb High School!
I requested information on summer classes and received a phone call with excellent follow up services the same night.Parent
I’m very impressed with taking an online course. I feel like I have learned new things and actually retained the new knowledge. In my opinion, it is better than traditional school in classrooms.Student
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Types of Enrollments
VTVLC provides its students a few different enrollment options to access our educational programs. Proceed to see a comparison of enrollment opportunities for your child.