Virtual Academy

2023-24 Virtual Programming

The K-8 Virtual Academy will continue for the 2023-24 school year. However, Virtual Academy enrollment will be limited to current grade K-7 Virtual Academy students.

Given that the Virtual Academy has been funded through ESSER grant funding and the grant funding is ending at the end of next year, the 2023-24 school year will be the last year for this virtual-only programming.

Virtual Academy Principal Reed Gillespie sent letters to current Virtual Academy families on April 17, 2023, notifying families that if their child continues to meet the criteria, they can enroll in the Virtual Academy for the 2023-24 school year.

Qualifying Health Conditions

The K-8 Virtual Academy will remain an option on a case-by-case basis for students who meet the medical criteria. The medically fragile criteria applies to the following health conditions:

  • Bone marrow transplant;
  • Cancer;
  • Lupus;
  • Organ transplant;
  • Rheumatoid arthritis; or
  • Other severe physically debilitating conditions.

For all other medical needs, which result in a student temporarily being confined to their home, families will work with the base school or a health facility using the Homebound Instruction process.

High School Students

Current Virtual Academy grade 8 students (rising grade 9 students) will receive a separate letter providing these families with information about Regulation 630.02-2, "Virtual High School," and the process for virtual high school students. Families who would like their current grade 8 Virtual Academy student to continue full-time virtual learning in high school will be referred to their base middle school counselor for support and collaboration with the appropriate high school counseling department.

High Schools will continue to follow the process in Regulation 630.02-2, "Virtual High School," for virtual-only students.