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We hope everyone is healthy and we hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. Here we come 2021! Let's make it a GREAT year :)

Below is important information on VLA building hours for the next two weeks starting January 4th. 

January 4-8: ALL staff and students will be working remotely from home. The school building will be closed. We are hoping this allows for a window of time (post-holiday events) to ensure staff and students are healthy. Staff will be available to assist students online Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00pm. 

January 11-15: Students will be able to attend the VLA building Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00-1:00pm. Staff will be available to work with students in-person during those hours and to assist students online Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00pm.

We will reassess after these two weeks and keep you informed on the plan going forward. We will continue for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year to have staff available to assist students during afterhours all seven days of the week from 6:00-9:00pm. Please call the front office or reach out to your classroom teacher if you have questions.

Please be prepared to start up again the weekly two-way conversations with your classroom teachers. These are very important. Let's get back on the progress train toward graduation. Who's graduating next? :)

Mr. Everitt

Attendance

Although we are not requiring on-site attendance, the state is requiring all students to log into their courses and MAKE PROGRESS in those courses. This will be considered online attendance. In addition, all students are required for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year to have a two-way course specific conversation with a VLA staff member TWICE A WEEK. Students can connect with VLA staff for these two-way conversations via text, phone call, email, Google Chat, Google Classroom, & Edgenuity. Students are able to log into their courses 24/7. Students have access to VLA staff Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00pm and 6:00-9:00pm, as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00-9:00pm, and the VLA building is open to students Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9:00-1:00pm.

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Virtual Learning Academy of St Clair County

Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) is a public school academy chartered by the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA). VLA is a fully accredited, alternative, online high school, offering its graduates a state-certified high school diploma. All curriculum is aligned to the state of Michigan curriculum standards. Online learning gives students flexibility. They can work in their courses at their own pace, anyplace, anytime.

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Contact us for more information about Virtual Learning Academy.
(810) 364-1362

Did you know?

More than 400 students have earned a high school diploma through the Virtual Learning Academy since 2009!

2019-2020 Graduates

COVID-19 Extended Learning Plan

This plan does not replace the District's COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan. It is an additional plan that includes new assurances and sections on educational goals, instructional delivery, grading, and equitable access. Here is the link to VLA's Extended Learning Plan that was approved by our authorizing body, St. Clair County RESA, on September 28, 2020.

 

COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan

Per the State of Michigan Department of Education, Each school districttraditional, public school academy (PSA), nonpublic, and intermediate school district (ISD)that educates pre-K-12 studentsshall submit a single completed assurance document and preparedness plan to its local board in time for approval by August 15,or seven days before the first day of school, whichever comes first.This document, when completed, serves as a single assurance document and preparedness plan.Each school districttraditional, public school academy (PSA), nonpublic, and intermediate school district (ISD)that educates pre-K-12 studentsshall submit a single completed assurance document and preparedness plan to its local board in time for approval by August 15,or seven days before the first day of school, whichever comes first.This document, when completed, serves as a single assurance document and preparedness plan.all school districts must submit a single completed assurance document and preparedness plan to their local school board in time for its approval by August 15, 2020. Here is the link to VLA's Preparedness & Response Plan that was board approved on August 12, 2020. We based this closely off of the MI Safe Schools: Michigan's 2020-2021 Return to School Roadmap. 

 

Continuity of Learning Response Plan

As a result of COVID-19 and the closing of school buildings for the 2019-2020 school year, all Michigan school districts must submit a Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan (“Plan”) in order to continue to receive state aid for operations. Although schools are closed and not providing in-person instruction, teaching and learning must continue. Here is the link to VLA's Continuity of Learning Response Plan

 

Joshua Everitt
VLA Principal
(810) 364-1362 



Quick Links


The Virtual Learning Academy app:
available free from the App Store (for apple devices) or Google Play (for Android), will keep you up-to-date on building closures and other news at the VLA. It uses quick links such as Newsfeed, Events, Staff Directory, School Calendar, and links to social media accounts.



Skylert text alerts:
Parents receive an alert if your child does not arrive at VLA by 9:30 a.m. Parents and guardians need to call in absences by 9:30 a.m. at (810) 364-1362. Please leave a detailed message if calling before or after school hours.