December 2, 2022


The Education People

Bland County Educational facilities announce two possibilities for returning learners in the slide


(Photo: Courtesy Bland County Community Educational facilities)

BLAND COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – When pupils return to school in Bland County this tumble, they will have two possibilities to choose online classes.

Pupils will have the option to take their overall study course load on the web via the Bland County Community Educational facilities (BCPS) Location VII Virtual Academy – such as WCC Dial Enrollment courses and Governor’s College programs.

In a letter to dad and mom and family members, the district outlines the ideas.

“Through the Academy, we have been able to establish partnerships with Digital Virginia (VV) of the Virginia Office of Instruction, Virginia Virtual (VAVA) of Stride, formally acknowledged as K12 and Edgenuity. College students will pick out 1 of the a few platforms to use throughout 2021-2022 college calendar year.”

Applicants for the Location VII Virtual Academy will have to meet and keep the adhering to requirements.

  • Kindergarten candidates should be 5 several years outdated by Sept. 30 of the upcoming university calendar year to enroll.
  • College students should be on track for the respective quality level and in great educational standing, as established by the dwelling faculty division. Knowledge from the 2020-2021 college calendar year will be taken into consideration when choosing on eligibility for the Virtual Academy.
  • Students in grades 9-12 have to have a bare minimum GPA of 2..
  • Pupils in elementary and middle faculty grades should have at the very least a C average in Reading through and Math.
  • All college students need to retain at minimum a C average all through the duration of the school year.
  • Pupils who have beforehand taken SOL exams need to have handed the exams to take part in the Location VII Digital Academy.
  • Pupils in SOL analyzed grades need to move all SOLs to take part in the Location VII Digital Academy the next calendar year.

Students will also be necessary to meet up with all attendance expectations established forth by the digital company and full all on line assignments for each and every course in a well timed method. Learners will also need to have to get to out to instructors as needed regarding queries or issues with classwork.

Any college student who misses 5 or more unexcused times will be questioned to give published notification for absences to the Govt Director. Students who miss out on eight or additional unexcused days will be questioned to return to in-individual learning.

To get portion in the Virtual Academy, pupils will require to have obtain to a dependable online connection.

The 2nd alternatives for pupils is a hybrid form of on-line and in-particular person programs.

Conventional in-particular person learners may well choose to nutritional supplement their courses with on the internet classes as a result of the adhering to techniques:

  • The Region VII Virtual Academy
  • Wytheville Group College dual enrollment approved courses
  • Governor’s University Classes

Classic college students will not be permitted to just take a system on line if the exact course is provided at BCHS or BCES, apart from in unusual situations that a plan conflict helps prevent the college student from taking a study course considered “essential” for that pupil through the university year.

For a traditional student to be enrolled in online classes, he/she need to meet the adhering to requirements:

  • Have an general GPA of 90-per cent or better or have a 93-p.c normal in the study course matter region in which he/she wishes to enroll.
  • Not have gained any incomplete or abnormal unexcused absences during the preceding faculty 12 months.
  • Not have been put in an substitute faculty placing or been given a long-term suspension or expulsion in the course of the preceding school year.
  • Pass the twin enrollment placement examination as a result of WCC.

Regular learners who do no satisfy the four eligibility demands and motivation to acquire online courses may well charm, adhering to the attractiveness system in the scholar handbook.

Pupils assembly the eligibility criteria as very well as all those accredited by the eligibility committee to just take online programs will do so below the adhering to suggestions:

  • All Wytheville Group Higher education dual enrollment programs need to be approved by the principal prior to the student enrolling in the study course(s).
  • For courses other than people presented as a result of Bland County Community Faculties, the Region VII Academy, and the Governor’s College, mom and dad have to fork out the tuition and price of textbooks prior to the scholar currently being enrolled.
  • Learners who have not preserved at least a C common for the initial semester will not be enrolled for the 2nd semester.

For far more info about the Digital Academy, click on here.

If you have any queries about on-line discovering and the various choices offered, for the approaching college calendar year, call (276) 688-3361 or e-mail [email protected]

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