Evan has been very happy with these courses, the mode of learning, and the help and enthusiasm of the teachers. All of the instructors at VTVLC have been very helpful throughout the course. They have provided him with great feedback, and all have immediately responded whenever he’s had any questions.”
Peter K., Burlington

Parent of VTVLC student

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 you go to school at Northfield High School.  You are interested in taking US History through VTVLC because at your 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 get in your car, drive 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 schedule conflict or driving anywhere, but you are still able to take US History from a teacher at Whitcomb High School!

Still Curious?

Students have quite a few options at VTVLC when it comes to online learning.  Whether you want to sign up for one class while still attending a traditional school, study online as a homestudy student, or in some cases, students may be able to enroll full-time.  Students may also choose to enroll in VTVLC dual-enrollment courses to earn college credit.  Currently, our course catalog has over 100 course options that include the traditional, academic calendar year and summer learning opportunities.

Ready to get started?

Students can begin by browsing our course catalog.  When you’re ready to sign up for a course, visit our How To Register page to assist you in the process.

 

VTVLC Getting Started Video

In five minutes learn five important items you’ll need to know to be successful in your VTVLC courses.

Do I get an actual teacher?

Yes you do!

Every VTVLC course is taught by a highly qual­i­fied Ver­mont licensed instruc­tor — experts in their sub­ject areas. Teach­ers and stu­dents inter­act reg­u­larly through email, tele­phone con­ver­sa­tions, and var­i­ous syn­chro­nous web tools.  As students work through the modules of a course, they connect with their teachers to take exams online and discussion-based assessments over the phone or video conference. Students do the work at their own pace and on their own time, but are expected to stay on pace.

Teach­ers are avail­able dur­ing sched­uled office hours and by appoint­ment. Stu­dents are encour­aged to con­tact the teacher when there is a need of any kind. Teach­ers reg­u­larly speak via tele­phone or video conference with stu­dents and their par­ents.

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Is VTVLC accredited?

VTVLC works under a cooperative model. Each course is offered by a Ver­mont pub­lic 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.

Do you issue diplomas or GED’s?

VTVLC does not cur­rently grant a diploma. Instead, cred­its are trans­ferred back to the student’s local school and count toward their grad­u­a­tion require­ments. Home study stu­dents ful­fill diploma require­ments either through port­fo­lios that often include national SAT I and II scores, or they use the ser­vices of an “umbrella school” that offers the diploma. Visit the Home School Legal Defense Asso­ci­a­tion to learn more.

When can I start?

Students can choose to enroll in our ‘traditional enrollment’ option or our ‘on demand’ enrollment option. Traditional enrollment courses are tied to a school calendar. Our fall semester typically begins after Labor Day and ends mid January. Our spring semester typically begins mid January and ends the end of May. Summer learning recovery courses begin the end of June and end the end of August. Please refer to our academic calendar for specific dates.

On Demand enrollment is an open-rolling enrollment option. We enroll students on the 1st and the 15th of each month. For more information please visit On Demand Enrollment.

How much time do I need?

Each stu­dent is required to sub­mit a spe­cific amount of work each week to main­tain the appro­pri­ate pace. The num­ber of required weekly sub­mis­sions depends on the course taken.  Students generally need approximately one hour per day, five days per week to be successful in an online course.

What kind of classes are available?

VTVLC offers hundred of online courses, which include:

  • Common Core Aligned Curriculum
  • Advanced Placement
  • NCAA Approved
  • Honors
  • Core Academics
  • Summer Learning Recovery
  • Electives & World Languages
  • Health & PE

Still have questions?

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