COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 213

September 5, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virtual Virginia School Course Catalog, Web Link and Spring Registrations

 

The Department of Education encourages school divisions to include courses offered by Virtual Virginia School in their secondary program of studies. The course listings are posted in the Course Catalog section of the website: www.virtualvirginia.org. The course listings for the 2009-2010 academic year will be available by December 15, 2008. All current courses will be available and additional course offerings are being reviewed and will be posted to the website. The Department of Education also requests that school divisions include a link to Virtual Virginia School on their division website.

 

School divisions are reminded that the Virtual Virginia School will continue to accept registrations for the 2008/2009 4x4 spring semester block courses through February 6, 2009.

 

Students enrolling in Virtual Virginia who are participants in the Early College Scholars program will have tuition and Advanced Placement examination fees for any Virtual Virginia Advanced Placement course paid by the Department of Education. World language courses are tuition-free for all Virginia public school students during the 2008-2009 school term. Information about the program is available at www.virtualvirginia.org.

 

Courses in the Virtual Virginia School can be taken asynchronously and are designed to offer maximum flexibility for students with scheduling conflicts. These classes also support school divisions with enrollments too small for a full-time instructor. Highly qualified and fully licensed Virginia instructors teach these courses and schools participating are supported by a team of technical support staff and a school counselor. Online classes utilize course management software and Web conferencing to enhance the learning environment for students.

 

If you need additional information on the Virtual Virginia program, please contact Cathy Cheely by e-mail at cathy.cheely@doe.virginia.gov, director of Teleproduction Services/Virtual Virginia.

 

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