Considering Your Learning Options for Fall? 

Take another look at 
Vernon Parish Schools and our EdOptions Virtual Academy Option

Learn More about the Vernon Parish EdOptions Virtual Academy 
offering high-quality virtual learning for students in grades K-12

Flexible, Award-Winning Curriculum
 
Students have 24/7 access to engaging Edmentum courses, and they can work at their own pace. Media-rich courses offer students a variety of ways to learn. Additionally, students can choose to attend live or recorded lessons.
EdOptions Academy Teachers
 

Experienced online teachers provide ongoing, personalized feedback via phone, email, or videoconference to keep students on track and ensure a successful learning experience.


Stay Connected to the Vernon Parish School Community
 

Students enrolled in the  Academy will remain members of the Vernon Parish community and can participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

"I would recommend the program. It has been a wonderful experience. . ."
—EdOptions Academy Parent

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is eligible to enroll
A:  Students ages Students in grades K - 12 who reside within the Vernon Parish School District are eligible to attend the Virtual Academy.


Q: How much does it cost to enroll?
A: Vernon Parish Virtual Academy is a tuition-free school.

Q: Is technology provided?
A:  A Chromebook is provided to all VPSB Virtual Academy students to participate.

Q: Is there a minimum enrollment requirement?
A: Students must be officially enrolled in a VPSB school, complete an application with the home-based school, receive principal approval and remain in good academic standing based upon district expectations.



Q: Can students participate in extracurriculars?
A: Students can participate in after-school activities, clubs, and sports at their home-school.  Students must meet LHSAA eligibility requirements for participation in athletics.


Q: Is there an attendance requirement? How is attendance taken and reported to school?

A: Attendance is measured via assignment completion and daily log-in to all classes.

Q: What services are available to Virtual Academy Students?
A: Academic counseling is available.


Pacing and Time Commitment
Elementary students and learning guides are provided with a weekly pacing schedule in the learning portal to help keep them on track. Students may choose to pace ahead of the weekly schedule if they have time and are comfortable moving ahead in their lessons.

Students spend an average of 60 minutes each for math and English language arts lessons and 30 minutes each on science and social studies.

Parent Involvement and Communication
Because elementary learners are not as independent as secondary learners, it’s critical that they have a family learning guide—someone in the home who can help them understand daily lessons and navigate the portal.

Learning guides and students will have access to the EdOptions Academy student information system 24/7, 365 days a year to view progress. At the elementary level, parent-teacher conferences will occur on a biweekly basis.

How Vernon Parish Virtual Academy Works in
Grades K–5

Vernon Parish Virtual Academy partners with EdOptions Academy to offer an online learning experience created especially for students in grades K–5. Vernon Parish Virtual Academy offers families with young learners the freedom and flexibility to learn in the way that works best for them. Edmentum's project-based lessons feature engaging graphics, videos and interactive elements, and hands-on activities, and printables. Elementary courses focus on core subject areas which also include access to electives, including Health/PE and art.

Students and parents are supported by certified EdOptions Academy teachers who are experienced in the needs of younger learners in an online environment.

How Vernon Parish Virtual Academy works in
Grades 6-12

Vernon Parish Virtual Academy partners with EdOptions Academy to offer middle school and high school students a completely online experience that prepares them for college and careers. Edmentum's media-rich courses offer students a variety of ways to absorb content regardless of their learning style. Hundreds of courses are available, including core, AP®, world language, and elective courses, to fit the needs of every student.

Students are supported by certified teachers who are available via phone, chat or videoconference.

Pacing and Time Commitment
Middle and high school students devote about one hour per course per day, and they are encouraged to set up a weekly schedule that includes all of their classes plus any extracurricular activities, work, appointments, and other commitments outside of their classes as needed. 

Students are encouraged to work consistently and to follow the pacing provided in the EdOptions Academy Learning Portal. Students may choose to pace ahead of the weekly schedule if they have time and are comfortable moving ahead in their lessons.


Parent Involvement and Communication
Parents and students will have access to the EdOptions Academy student information system 365 days, 24/7 to view progress.
 
Parent-teacher conferences will occur quarterly or as needed. Parents may also contact their child’s teacher to discuss progress and request updates of progress via other means, such as through email on a monthly basis.

"I feel very supported by my teachers. If I start to struggle with some work, I can reach out to my teachers for additional help."
– EdOptions Academy Student 
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At Vernon Parish Schools, we take pride in offering: 
  • High-quality educational resources
  • Supportive teachers
  • Trusted virtual learning for grades K–12 
PLUS - numerous options to grow and connect with our vibrant school 
community through clubs, sports 
and other extracurricular programs.


Learn more about Vernon Parish Schools and find out more about the learning opportunities our innovative district has to offer your child both in-person and online.

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Vernon Parish Schools

"Every Child, Every Day, Whatever It Takes!"

Award-Winning 
Virtual Learning 
Option for Grades K-12 

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Have questions about our VPSB EdOptions Virtual Academy program or how to apply?

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Learn more about Vernon Parish Schools and find out more about the learning opportunities our innovative district has to offer your child both in-person and online.

Dozens of Extracurricular Activities
Sports, School-Sponsored Social Activities, and Clubs to meet a variety of interests from the Arts to STEM. Browse the lists using the buttons below.

Opportunities to Expand Learning
Gifted and Honors Programs available for K–12, Advanced Placement®, Dual Enrollment, and Jump Start Programs Available for Grades 9–12

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