Limited places still available for the state-run virtual school

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The first day of in-person learning for many school districts in our areas is only a few weeks away, but with the increase in COVID-19 infections and the emergence of confirmed cases in Schools across the state, many parents who have chosen to send their students back to class may rethink those plans.

The timelines for virtual options are likely to have passed for your specific school systems, but there is another virtual option that parents can choose from called Virtual Virginia.

Virtual Virginia (VVA) is a virtual school operated by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) that offers language, basic, and elective courses to students that span all school districts in Virginia.

Students who are successfully enrolled in VVA through their school district would be considered virtual students in their respective schools.

VVA’s full year fall registration is now closed, but there are a limited number of places available for qualifying students.

To be eligible for the limited space, students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Students must come from a military family,
  • Have one or more health conditions that put them at increased risk of becoming seriously ill from the coronavirus, or
  • Must have transferred to a new school division after July 15

The VDOE says these spaces are on a first come, first served basis and will likely fill up quickly.

This option is available to students in any school district in the Commonwealth, but parents should contact their respective school division who would then enroll the student in Virtual Virginia.

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Perry A. Thomasson