WCPSS Virtual Academy

WCPSS Virtual Academy

WCPSS Virtual Academy General Information, K-12

    • Students will remain enrolled at their current school as assigned by WCPSS Student Assignment. 
    • To the degree possible, students will be assigned teachers from their current school.  However, in some cases, WCPSS may assign students to different schools within a region to form classes.
    • K-12 students & families who participate in the WCPSS Virtual Academy will be permitted to participate in available co-curricular and extra-curricular activities including athletics through their current school.
    • Parents of students not currently enrolled in WCPSS should visit wcpss.net/enroll and complete the enrollment process prior to submitting a registration application for the WCPSS Virtual Academy. Once a student is enrolled in a school, the assigned school will provide families with the option to register in the WCPSS Virtual Academy.
    • Students must have already been issued a WCPSS device or have their own personal device in order to register for the WCPSS Virtual Academy for spring semester.

Daily Structure in the WCPSS Virtual Academy

  • Students who choose fully online instruction should expect the following to be true across all grade levels:

    • Students will experience a daily school schedule that includes the same components of the school day as their grade level peers participating in face-to-face or blended instruction to the degree feasible.
    • Students will receive counseling and social emotional support from their current school staff.
    • Students will experience an intentional effort on the part of their school’s staff to make meaningful connections and to create a true classroom community.

Instruction in the WCPSS Virtual Academy

  • Students who choose to engage in fully online instruction should expect the following to be true across all grade levels:

    • Students will experience the WCPSS core instructional program online.  Instruction will be standards-aligned and focused on ensuring student mastery.
    • Students will either be assigned to a teacher within their school or their school’s region.  Structures will be in place to communicate needs and progress to a student's current school if they are assigned to a teacher within the region.
    • Grading structures will be consistent with in-person and blended instruction environments and Board Policy 3400.
    • Supports from Special Education Services will be provided by qualified teachers and related service providers. 
    • Students will continue to receive updates and services via their assigned school. These services include but are not limited to AIG, ESL, Intervention and 504 services.
    • Any specialized services (Special Education, ESL, 504 Plans, Intervention Plans) will be implemented by staff at the student’s current school to provide continuity of service from fall 2020.
    • For magnet school students, magnet programming will be implemented to the degree possible in the online environment.
    • Teachers will work in collaboration with other school staff members to align instructional practices and expectations.
    • It may not be feasible to access all specials/elective programs in a fully online environment.  Students who choose the WCPSS Virtual Academy program option may need to have their specials/elective schedule choices adjusted.
    • Students and families will have support from a Student Help Desk for technology assistance.
    • Students and families will have access to library media services.