NNPS to launch Virtual Learning Academy for high school students

Posted: May 7, 2021

Newport News Public Schools is launching a Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) next school year for rising 9th-12th grade students.

The Virtual Learning Academy goes beyond remote pandemic learning; students will develop collaborative relationships with NNPS VLA faculty and their peers to build a strong understanding of course material. Students enrolled in the VLA program will still be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities and athletics at their assigned school.

High school courses in the VLA will include a blend of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (independent) instruction led by NNPS teachers. There will be a variety of online course offerings, including English, math, science, history, electives, and honors and Advanced Placement courses. Specific course offerings will be determined based on student enrollment and teacher availability.

The VLA is open to rising 9th through 12th grade students who thrive in a virtual learning environment. Ideal candidates are self-directed and digitally confident students. Interested students should review the student characteristics and responsibilities listed on this site and complete a self-assessment to determine if the Virtual Learning Academy would be a good fit for their learning experience.

The application will be available in StudentVUE on May 10, 2021. The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 school year is Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Students and families are invited to learn more by visiting the Virtual Learning Academy website and attending a virtual information session on Tuesday, May 11, at 6 p.m. Register here to attend and learn more about this engaging educational experience.