K-12 Virtual Learning Program

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Virtual-onepageAPS is offering a new selection window in ParentVUE, June 21-June 27, for Virtual Learning Program families who want to switch their students to in-person learning for the fall. Families ready to make the change are strongly encouraged to do so during this window, as schools are finalizing staffing and schedules for the new school year. This information will help administrators ensure a strong start for all students.

See our Frequently Asked Questions, below, for more information about making the switch.

APS will offer a separate K-12 Virtual Learning Program during the 2021-22 school year to serve students who, for a variety of reasons, choose to learn remotely. Students will carry a full course-load and attend all classes online. Students enrolled in the program will maintain connection and alignment with their school of record for reporting, student services, extracurricular activities, and graduation.  Pre-K will not be offered in this model.

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5 days per week virtual learning


online classSynchronous, virtual learning instruction with an APS teacher


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Common bell schedule and calendar for each level


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Connection to school of record for reporting, electives and athletics


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Breakfast and lunch are free for all students at grab-and-go locations, to be announced



    • 5 days of synchronous, teacher-led instruction, with time for asynchronous learning
    • Schedules, curriculum and pacing aligned with traditional school
    • Dedicated administrator and staff focused on high-quality virtual learning
    • Students maintain connection to their school of record through their counselor, and extracurricular activities and sports
    • All core courses and most electives offered; Virtual VA courses to supplement
    • No concurrent instruction
    • Career & Technical Education: Auto Tech, Collision Repair, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology/Barbering and Electricity in-person only
    • Workspace provided for students who need additional support
    • Meal services will depend on guidance from the USDA/VDOE
    • Extended Day and Pre-K not offered
    • Student will be instructed in the virtual learning program
    • Student place held in option program for 2022-23
    • Elementary Immersion students will participate in Spanish Language Arts classes
    • English Learners:
      • Bilingual Family Liaisons will support communication
      • ACCESS for ELs will be conducted in person
      • Elementary Immersion students will participate in Spanish Language Arts classes
    • Special Education students:
      • Services will be delivered in alignment with the IEP
      • Case carriers will be assigned from the school of record
      • APS is committed to inclusive practices
    • Gifted students:
      • RTGs from school of record provide screening/services
      • Virtual clusters created across grade levels if appropriate

Frequently Asked Questions about Switching from the  Virtual Learning Program to In-Person

I selected virtual learning for my students. Can I switch now?

How do I make the change to in-person instruction? 

Why do we need to make the choice now?

Can a change be made at any point or do we have to wait until another window opens?

Will the Virtual Learning Program offer concurrent instruction?

Once we request a change, how soon can my student(s) make the switch to in-person?

Why is APS making this change?

Can I switch from in-person to the Virtual Learning Program during this window?

What is the process to transition to in-person learning after the June window closes? 

Will new families registering this summer be able to make a selection?