VIRTUAL (ONLINE) LEARNING
Beginning with students entering ninth grade in 2013-2014, all students must complete an online learning experience. Staunton City Schools welcomes the opportunity for secondary students to take virtual learning courses. There are several options available to students for online learning.
Blended Learning – Courses offering blended learning (a combination of classroom/face-to-face and online modules are noted in the course descriptions. These courses satisfy the online learning diploma requirement.
Partnership Program - The counseling office at Robert E. Lee High School can help students who have difficulty scheduling a particular course, wish to take a course not offered at Lee High, or to take additional summer courses to find available online options. Staunton City Schools partners with vendors to provide high school credit courses for students. All courses need to be approved before enrollment and all fees and textbooks for these courses are the responsibility of the student. For more information regarding specific courses and fees, please contact your student’s counselor.
Virtual Virginia School Course Program - The Virginia Virtual Advanced Placement School offers online AP and foreign/world language courses to students across the state and nation. Each course contains video segments, audio clips, and whiteboard and online discussions as well as text. Teachers are available for telephone conversations with students throughout the school day and the courses can be scheduled flexibly throughout the school day. In addition to the online time commitment, students are expected to spend 8-12 hours/week outside of school working on Virtual Virginia class work. Students in middle and high schools who meet the prerequisites may enroll through their schools. Students need to meet with their school counselor to enroll in a Virtual Virginia course.
There is no tuition charged for Virtual Virginia Courses and textbooks are provided for any student who is participating in the Early College Scholars (ECS) Program.
For students not enrolled in the Early College Scholars Program, there is a tuition fee charged for some Virtual Virginia Courses. This fee is based on the composite index of the school division and is approximately $150 per course in Staunton City Schools.
For ALL students, there is a $75 withdrawal fee for students who drop a course after 21 calendar days. Any tuition or withdrawal fees are the responsibility of the student.
For additional information contact the Lee High School Counseling Center.