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Important Note about Summer Registration
*CLOSED COURSES FOR SUMMER:  The following courses are full and we have added a waitlist option in case students drop:  HPE I, HPE II, Economics and Personal Finance and Spanish III.  Students who want to join the waitlist can create an account (or login) if they are a former student and join the waitlist.  Click Online Registration in the left menu and follow the instructions.
It is very important that all student accounts are created or updated correctly.  New students have a 3 step process: create learner account, verify/confirm via email, then enroll in a course.  Current or previous users MUST complete or UPDATE their registration profile inside the COURSE CATALOG - including current grade level, number of courses, special notes, etc...
All enrollment instructions should be read and followed carefully so your course will be available to you in June.  
THANKS!!
Changes to VHS HPE starting Summer 2016
The HPE office has created new standards and supporting documentation for VHS@PWCS HPE I and HPE II courses.  Those changes are reflected in the following documents and summarized here:
  • Fitness hours are now 70 in fall and spring and 60 in summer
  • The 3 predefined categories have been removed and students are allowed to self-select three activities and get instructor approval.  Daily limits are imposed and each of the 3 cannot count for more than a third of the total hours.
  • Parents can no longer sign off on fitness hours.
DETAILS:  HPE Requirements and FAQs 
Sample Fitness Contract


 
Summer Registration
 
SUMMER SESSION ENROLLMENT:  4/12/16-6/24/16.  Please take a look at our Summer Session Schedule for important session dates.  Course descriptions can be found in the COURSE CATALOG linked inside Online Registration.  All courses are offered in the summer session.  Click the COURSES tab on the top right banner to view courses.
 
WANT MORE INFORMATION?  Click on the items in the menu on the left side of this page.  Scroll down on this page to access a full program overview presentation and a video of students sharing their experience.  The SUMMER FAQs page  answers most common questions. 
When you access the course catalog via the online registration link, each course has an overview video prepared by the lead instructor.

 
LATIN I and II and Spanish I - our newest courses - will be offered in the summer session.  Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog located inside the "online registration" link in the left menu (see course catalog).  Schools can enroll full sections of students in any of our courses.  Please contact Gina Jones for details (jonesgk@pwcs.edu)

 
Summer Enrollment FAQs
  • To enroll in a course, click on "ONLINE REGISTRATION" in the left menu and PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.  All course descriptions are in the Course Catalog link.  Enrollment closes on 6/24 and some courses will be closed when they are full.
  • To confirm your enrollment for a summer course, login to the course catalog and click on "my courses" and the courses you are successfully enrolled in will appear under "upcoming".  
  • Next steps after enrollment: Submit Tuition by mail (keep a copy) and review/print the Summer Session Schedule.  
  • Program Orientation Lessons are available starting 6/21 and your full course opens on 6/27.
  • To un-enroll from a course, login to the course catalog and click on "my courses" and under "upcoming" click un-enroll.  The link to the course catalog is in the Online Registration Instructions.  AFTER 6/27 Email Ms. Jones to unenroll:  jonesgk@pwcs.edu
  • Summer session FAQs (including exam proctor information)
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General Program Information

  VHS Courses are approved by the NCAA Non-Traditional Course Rules
The VHS course will show on the student's base school transcript.  When students enter their coursework on the NCAA portal in "My Coursework" - "Schools" they need to add us as a separate entry.  In the school section insert: "Virtual High School at PWCS" Location = Haymarket  If the name is entered incorrectly, or if it is mistakenly entered as "additional coursework" they may request more information which will delay approval.
 
 
 
Questions: 
General VHS Frequently Asked Questions: 
 General FAQs
Health and P.E. Details: HPE Requirements and FAQs

If you have questions about specific fitness activities/plans, please email the lead teacher for either level I or II by clicking on the "Meet Our Instructors" link in the left menu.  They will be able to help you plan.


SESSIONS:
The Virtual High School offers 24 full credit courses in three semester length sessions per year.  Students earn full course credit in each semester session.  Sessions have specific start and end dates and we do not offer open or rolling enrollment.  Students register during the specified registration period and complete the course during the semester timeframes below.

TIMELINE:
  • spring session runs Feb-June (registration in January) 
  • summer session runs late June - early Aug (registration: Apr-June)
  • fall session runs Sep-Jan (registration:  August-September) 
Detailed session schedules are posted in the left menu

REGISTRATION:
Specific registration and session start/end dates are announced before each session.  TO REGISTER - CLICK "ONLINE REGISTRATION" IN THE LEFT MENU.
  Courses are offered based on enrollment.  Courses may be canceled or not offered due to low enrollment.  Popular courses can fill up and close. 

EXPECTATIONS:
Students should expect to spend approx. 7-8 hrs per week (fall/spring), and 4-6 hours per DAY (summer session) working in their online course.   Students work during the hours that are best for them while meeting established deadlines.  Students may NOT miss days during summer session unless they work ahead.  Daily logins are required. Time management is critical in online learning.

TUITION:
Tuition is due in FULL for all courses 
at orientation.  Tuition must be paid with a money order or cashiers check.  Payment can be mailed to be received prior to Orientation.  Details on the
tuition page.

Video - Orientation Overview (Parents)
Below is an optional 30 minute overview video of the VHS@PWCS program.  This video covers the information presented to parents (and students) at the course orientation including: background, student and teacher tools, answers to FAQs, policies, etc... https://youtu.be/O2mEd_EzJIs​

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Student Testimonial Video
Virtual High School @ PWCS

More than 13,000 students have earned course credit through the Virtual High School @ PWCS. See how this online learning alternative helps students fulfill graduation requirements while offering schedule flexibility. In this brief video, VHS students taking courses in the fall and spring sessions describe their experience:

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