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Virtual Academy » Application, Criteria & Instructional Models

Application, Criteria & Instructional Models

Due to low enrollment numbers in grades 9 through 12, the Virtual Academy will not be an option at the high school level in 2021-22.

Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Limited Spaces Available

Apply Online Now through Monday, August 2, 2021
Virtual Academy Application

WSISD will accept applications for a new School of Choice—the WSISD Virtual Academy—slated to open for the 2021-22 school year. This school will offer a new redesigned and enhanced instructional model from the current virtual learning formatCurrent WSISD students and new Open Enrollment applicants (grades K-8 only) can apply online now through Aug. 2, 2021! 

Students will have an opportunity to participate in electives, extra-curricular activities, clubs and more ... in person.

New K-8 non-resident Open Enrollment families should only complete this application. 

Parents will be notified of acceptance no later than Aug. 9, 2021.

Criteria & Requirements
    • Student was academically successful in 2020-21 school year.
    • Students' needs can be served remotely.
    • Commitment for 1 semester
    • Families must attend the required in-person, informational meetings.
    • Student Engagement = Participating in classes with camera on, create a designated learning space at home, wear school appropriate dress
    • In-person requirements: intervention and tutoring (if needed) and testing/assessments

Instructional Models

    Grades Kindergarten-5
    • All Virtual

Grades 6-8
    • All Virtual
    • Hybrid Model (Mixture of virtual and in person courses that allows students to attend school on campus for electives and/or extra-curricular activities)

Classes will be held during the normal school day.
 
Instructional Delivery
    • Core Classes: Students attend class at a designated time during school day (synchronous). *
    • Electives: Students may attend classes in person, via computer program, and/or via online or pre-recorded lessons (asynchronous) * or live lessons (synchronous). *
    • Extra-Curricular: Students attend in person.
    • Endorsements: Limited endorsements available.
      • * Asynchronous online learning: Students view instructional materials each week at any time, and this does not include a live video lecture component. 
      • * Synchronous online learning: Students log in and participate in class at a specific time with a teacher. 

Virtual Academy enrollment can be revoked if student:
    • Is academically unsuccessful; 
    • Fails to participate;
    • Does not adhere to guidelines;
    • Has excessive absences; or 
    • Administration recommends withdrawal.