Family Newsletter – Virtual Academy Special Edition
Full Time Face-to-Face Learning Planned for Next School Year
WJCC Schools is preparing for face-to-face learning, five days a week, for all students during the 2021-2022 school year. Many of the division’s health mitigation strategies will remain in place next school year to help reduce the spread of illness, including COVID and the flu. Several elementary schools will add classroom trailers to increase learning space and decrease the number of students in traditional classrooms. The division is also offering a full-time virtual learning option for students who wish to apply.
Virtual Learning Options for Elementary School Students
At the elementary level, parent(s) may select to enroll their student in the State’s new Virtual Virginia program. Students receive live, daily remote instruction led by licensed teachers from the State’s Virtual Virginia staff. The enrollment window is open now through July 15 for the 2021 – 22 school year. There is no cost for families to register for Virtual Virginia through the school division. To enroll, please contact Scott Holland, Elementary Virtual Academy Administrator, at 757-603-6436.
Apply Now for the 2021-2022 WJCC Schools Virtual Academy (Grades 6-12)
The WJCC Schools Virtual Academy is a 100% online learning opportunity for students in grades 6-12. 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 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Due to limitations with virtual learning, performing arts instruction will not be offered through the Virtual Academy. Students will continue to be eligible to participate in extracurricular performing arts activities.
Students are selected for the WJCC Schools Virtual Academy through an application process. Applications are available by logging in to StudentVUE and must be submitted by April 12. Once enrolled, students are expected to sign in and participate in instruction every day. WJCC Schools Virtual Academy students may participate in extra-curricular activities through their zoned school.