Apply to the 2022-2023 WJCC Schools Virtual Academy today!

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Published On: January 14th, 2022

The WJCC Virtual Academy will continue for secondary students during the 2022-2023 school year. Rising 6th  through 12th grade students for the 2022-2023 school year are welcome to apply to Virtual Academy by Wednesday, January 26. Virtual Academy will not be offered for elementary-age students.

WJCC Schools Virtual Academy Overview

The WJCC Schools Virtual Academy is a 100% online learning option for students in Grades 6 – 12. These rigorous classes meet or exceed Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOLs) and align with WJCC Schools graduation requirements. Middle and high school courses include a blend of live and asynchronous instruction led by WJCC Schools teachers. Classes include core subjects as well as electives, special education services, and access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses. There are limited course offerings available within the Virtual Academy and select courses will be taught using alternate virtual programs, such as WJCC’s Virtual Learning Program (VLP) or Virtual Virginia (VV).

All WJCC Schools Virtual Academy students are expected to sign on and participate in daily instruction using a school division-issued laptop; MiFi hotspots are available to students without internet connectivity. Attendance, participation in lessons, and completion of assignments are monitored and graded.

Students are selected for the WJCC Schools Virtual Academy through an application process. Once enrolled, students are committed to online learning for the entire school year. Students enrolled in the WJCC Schools Virtual Academy may participate in athletics and extra-curricular activities through their zoned home school.

Students enrolled in the WJCC Schools Virtual Academy must take part in an in-person orientation at the start of the school year and may be asked to meet with teachers in-person for select screenings, assessments, or conferences.

Is the WJCC Schools Virtual Academy open to everyone?

Any parent of a student entering grades 6-12 in the 2022-2023 school year may apply to the WJCC Schools Virtual Academy by logging in to their ParentVUE account. Selected students must be in good standing with a demonstrated desire or history of participation in online learning. Students who are traditionally successful in a virtual learning environment have the following characteristics:

  • Self-disciplined
    While WJCC Schools Virtual Academy courses allow a great deal of flexibility for a student, the online learner must be able to stay on task, start and finish assignments in a timely manner, and follow course modules and meet deadlines.
  • Organized
    Students in the WJCC Schools Virtual Academy online will follow course modules provided by the teacher and must stay on task daily.
  • Committed
    Participation in the WJCC Schools Virtual Academy requires dedication on the student’s part to keep up with class and submit all work on time. It is easy to get behind and an even greater challenge to catch up.
  • Critical Thinker
    Learning requires a process in which the online learner will make decisions about their own learning and experiences. The learner will need to analyze and evaluate the subject matter, raise questions, and figure out solutions to complex problems.
  • Computer Literate
    The online learner will need basic knowledge of computers and internet skills in order to be successful in an online course.

Application and Timeline

The Virtual Academy application window is open from Friday, January 14, through Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Current Virtual Academy students must reapply during this window if they would like to continue in Virtual Academy next school year.

Notification of acceptance will begin Friday, January 28. Accepted students will need to confirm enrollment by Friday, February 4, 2022.

Parents interested in submitting an application to enroll their 6th-12th grade student in WJCC Schools Virtual Academy should log in to their ParentVUE account and follow these steps:

  1. Click on Messages tab on the left-hand menu
  2. Locate recent message titled “Survey: 22-23 SY WJCC Virtual Academy Application”
  3. Click link and complete application

Note: Students are asked to submit a personal statement with a minimum of 250 words about why they feel they would be successful in the Virtual Academy. Please consider having your student prepare this statement before starting the application process.

Need more information?

Middle and high school students and families who would like to discuss full-time virtual learning options should contact Julia Bartolotta, Virtual Academy School Counselor, or Michele Newcomb, Virtual Academy Principal, at 757-603-6436.

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