Superintendent’s Memo #141-15

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

June 5, 2015

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virtual Virginia Full-time Pilot Program

This fall, Virtual Virginia, the supplemental online program provided by the Virginia Department of Education, will pilot a full-time online high school option. This pilot program will host students in grades 9-12 and include core curriculum in addition to Virtual Virginia’s current offerings in World Languages, Advanced Placement, and elective courses. Limited space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Standard courses are tuition-free; students must enroll via local public schools.

An informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 10 am. To register for the webinar, please email Debbie Staughton at Information on the pilot program as well as other Virtual Virginia courses may be found at

For additional information, please contact Cheri Kelleher, coordinator for Virtual Virginia, at (804) 786-9281 or via e-mail at