COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 84

April 14,2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virtual Advanced Placement School Registration


The Department of Education reminds school divisions that registration for the Virginia Virtual Advanced Placement School 2006-2007 academic year is open. Courses will be offered on full-year and 4X4 semester block schedules. Offerings will include Advanced Placement English, Spanish, art history, calculus, United States History, European history, world history, government, physics, psychology, economics, statistics, chemistry, biology, environmental science and human geography. In addition to Advanced Placement offerings, the department also provides distance learning foreign language courses in Latin, Chinese, 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

Public school students participating in the Early College Scholars Program will have tuition and AP examination fees paid by the department for any Virtual Advanced Placement School course taken. Tuition for non-Early College Scholar students will be $375 times the local composite index. Final cost will be between $75 and $300, depending on the local composite index. No tuition will be charged for foreign language courses. 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 Cathy Cheely, e-learning coordinator, (804) 225-2972; e-mail: cathy.cheely@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; e-mail: Willie.Stroble@doe.virginia.gov.

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