For Multidivision Online Providers
Multidivision online providers supply online courses, or virtual courses, to K-12 students. Providers may offer only one course or may offer a full array of courses as a virtual school. Instruction in a virtual course is delivered primarily by a teacher who is in a different physical setting from the student, though local mentors may support student learning.
Multidivision online providers must be accredited by an agency approved by the Virginia Board of Education. The following agencies are approved to accredit virtual learning programs.
- AdvancEd (formerly Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI))
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools and Commission on Secondary Schools
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
- Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) (formerly Northwest Association of Accredited Schools)
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
- Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE)
Application for Approval as a Multidivision Online Provider
- Information on the 2013-2014 Provider Application Process – which opens on January 2, 2013, is available including application forms and the Criteria for Approval of Multidivision Online Providers.
- Approved Multidivision Online Providers
- Questions regarding the multidivision online provider application process should be directed to Mark R. Saunders, Educational Technology Specialist.