Superintendent's Memo #287-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

December 3, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virtual Virginia Economics & Personal Finance Course

The Virginia Department of Education is partnering with the Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association to develop an online Economics and Personal Finance course that will be available to school divisions across the Commonwealth during the fall of 2011. This course will be aligned with Virginia's Standards of Learning and fulfills the one-credit course requirement in Economics and Personal Finance that will become effective beginning with the ninth-grade class of 2011-2012. The full course will be made available through Virtual Virginia and offered to school divisions to implement as online, face-to-face, or blended instruction.

If you have questions about the course, please contact Cheri Kelleher, program coordinator for Virtual Virginia, at (804)786-9281 or via e-mail at