With some students still looking for a distance learning option this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some school divisions in the Lynchburg area have turned to Virtual Virginia to meet the need.
According to Amy Pugh, assistant superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools, 14 high school students attending EC Glass or Heritage high schools are enrolled part-time in one or two Virtual Virginia courses each. While that number is consistent with 2019 registrations, Pugh said, the division’s full-time registrations in virtual Virginia have increased.
Through the LCS Virtual Academy, students are enrolled in Virtual Virginia courses or work with LCS teachers for distance learning. At the academy, 24 students are enrolled full-time at Virtual Virginia, and 82 are enrolled part-time.
Pugh said tuition for Virtual Virginia classes this fall will cost LCS $ 66,750.
Part-time enrollment in virtual Virginia among high school students in Nelson County Public Schools is average and consistent with previous years – with 17 students, compared to 11 for the 2020-21 and 2019-20 and 18 school years. the years 2018-19. school year – according to Kim Candler Douglas, director of instruction for the division.
While students seem to prefer in-person learning this year, Douglas said in an email: “… we currently have eight students enrolled full-time at Virtual Virginia for the first semester of the 2021 school year- 2022. “