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Instructor and Counselor Response Time

VLACS requires part-time instructors to work at least three days per week and full-time instructors work five days per week. Generally, instructors and school counselors will respond to communications within one business day. Please check the course pages to confirm instructor availability. Please direct any questions…

Taking a Holiday Break or Vacation as a VLACS Student

VLACS students have access to their lessons and assignments 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since every student has unique needs, VLACS does not follow a set schedule of vacation weeks or holiday breaks. VLACS recommends that students inform their instructors when they plan to take off a week or more so that instruct…

Contact Instructor Status

VLACS instructors can change a student's status to Contact Instructor, which limits the student's access to their course, experience, or project for many reasons, including: * Student/Family request for a pause in the course; * Student's lack of work; * Student's lack of communication; or * Other extenuating …

Required Attendance at Welcome Calls and Monthly Meetings

Students must attend the Welcome Call and Monthly Meeting with a parent or guardian. The Welcome Call and subsequent Monthly Meetings are a required part of the VLACS experience. School counselors, teachers, or anyone else who is not the student's parent or guardian cannot act as parent or guardian. Sometimes, a stude…

Names for Monthly Meetings

VLACS requires monthly meetings for all students and their parents/guardians. Monthly meetings may also be called monthly progress appointments, monthly progress checks, monthly calls, monthly check-ins, and monthly appointments.

VLACS's Approach to Customized Learning

VLACS's approach to customized learning consists of four pillars: * VLACS is a fully competency-based school. Students demonstrate mastery of one set of skills or concepts prior to moving on to the next topic in the course. * Flexible pacing offers freedom for the students to work at a pace that best meets thei…

Academic Integrity

VLACS's academic integrity policy states the following, with "you" and "your" referring to the student: "VLACS expects a full commitment to academic integrity from each student. Completion of the enrollment process signifies a student commitment to academic integrity as a student at VLACS. Academic integrity means: …

Communications That Families Can Expect When Beginning VLACS

* Every VLACS course begins with a Welcome Call. A Welcome Call is between the VLACS instructor, the student, and the parents. No student may start a course without the Welcome Call. * About 7 days after the student starts the course, the student and the instructor meet in Zoom for a Follow Up Appointment. This ap…

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