COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 9

January 14, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virtual Advanced Placement School Registration Opens

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce opening of registration for the Virginia Virtual Advanced Placement School 2005-2006 academic year. Courses will be offered on full-year and 4X4 semester block schedules. Offerings will include Advanced Placement English, Spanish, calculus, United States history, government, physics, psychology, economics, statistics, chemistry, biology and human geography. In addition to Advanced Placement offerings, the department also provides distance learning foreign language courses in Latin and Japanese.

 

Students may earn college degree credit in AP psychology, U.S. History and biology at all Virginia public colleges and universities participating in the Commonwealth College Course Collaborative (CCCC). Additional information about the CCCC can be found at http://www.virginiamentor.org/planning/cccc.asp

 

School divisions enrolling students participating in Governor Warners Early College Scholars Program will have tuition and AP examination fees reimbursed by the department for any Virtual Advanced Placement School course taken. As has been the case in previous years, televised Virtual Advanced Placement School courses and foreign language courses are tuition-free for all Virginia public school students. We encourage all students who take AP courses to take the associated examinations so they may earn college credit.

 

Additional information about the Virtual Advanced Placement School can be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Technology/VAPS.html or by contacting Greg Weisiger, associate director teleproduction services, (804) 692-0335; email: greg.weisiger@doe.virginia.gov for information. For additional information on the Early College Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Willie Stroble, school counseling specialist, (804) 786-9377; email: Willie.Stroble@doe.virginia.gov.

 

JDL/gw