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.

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