How does VTVLC work?
The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative works with Vermont schools to facilitate online courses for students statewide. All of our courses are taught by Vermont licensed educators who are currently employed with a Vermont school. Because of this, our courses are considered (and treated) as any traditional course and the credit students earn are considered “transfer credits”.
Let’s break it down…
Say you go to school at Northfield High School. You are interested in taking US History through VTVLC because at your local school Sophomore English and US History are at the same time. Currently, VTVLC’s US History teacher teaches at Whitcomb High School. So, by taking US History through VTVLC, it is the same as if you were to get in your car, drive to Whitcomb High School and attend class each day, then get back in your car and drive back to Northfield. Thanks to technology, you don’t have to worry about your schedule conflict or driving anywhere, but you are still able to take US History from a teacher at Whitcomb High School!
Students have quite a few options at VTVLC when it comes to online learning. Whether you want to sign up for one class while still attending a traditional school, study online as a homestudy student, or in some cases, students may be able to enroll full-time. Students may also choose to enroll in VTVLC dual-enrollment courses to earn college credit. Currently, our course catalog has over 100 course options that include the traditional, academic calendar year and summer learning opportunities.
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Do I get an actual teacher?
Yes you do!
Every VTVLC course is taught by a highly qualified Vermont licensed instructor — experts in their subject areas. Teachers and students interact regularly through email, telephone conversations, and various synchronous web tools. As students work through the modules of a course, they connect with their teachers to take exams online and discussion-based assessments over the phone or video conference. Students do the work at their own pace and on their own time, but are expected to stay on pace.
Teachers are available during scheduled office hours and by appointment. Students are encouraged to contact the teacher when there is a need of any kind. Teachers regularly speak via telephone or video conference with students and their parents.
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Is VTVLC accredited?
Do you issue diplomas or GED’s?
VTVLC does not currently grant a diploma. Instead, credits are transferred back to the student’s local school and count toward their graduation requirements. Home study students fulfill diploma requirements either through portfolios that often include national SAT I and II scores, or they use the services of an “umbrella school” that offers the diploma. Visit the Home School Legal Defense Association to learn more.
When can I start?
Students can choose to enroll in our ‘traditional enrollment’ option or our ‘on demand’ enrollment option. Traditional enrollment courses are tied to a school calendar. Our fall semester typically begins after Labor Day and ends mid January. Our spring semester typically begins mid January and ends the end of May. Summer learning recovery courses begin the end of June and end the end of August. Please refer to our academic calendar for specific dates.
On Demand enrollment is an open-rolling enrollment option. We enroll students on the 1st and the 15th of each month. For more information please visit On Demand Enrollment.
How much time do I need?
Each student is required to submit a specific amount of work each week to maintain the appropriate pace. The number of required weekly submissions depends on the course taken. Students generally need approximately one hour per day, five days per week to be successful in an online course.
What kind of classes are available?
VTVLC offers hundred of online courses, which include:
- Common Core Aligned Curriculum
- Advanced Placement
- NCAA Approved
- Core Academics
- Summer Learning Recovery
- Electives & World Languages
- Health & PE
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