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Learn more about Virtual Virginia’s online course offerings for grades 6–12, including course descriptions, prerequisites, required texts and materials, and more. All courses are taught by Virtual Virginia instructors.

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02911 Data Science

Data science is the domain of study that deals with vast volumes of data using modern tools and techniques to find unseen patterns, derive meaningful information from that data, and make business decisions. Students will combine skills in mathematics, statistics, computer science, critical thinking, and problem-solving to explore a variety of phenomena that can be […]

01008 Foundational Literacy & Language Skills (ESOL II)

This course is designed to lay the foundations of literacy in the English language. The content provides instruction for constructing grammatical sentences and developing them to form effective paragraphs. The course material then directs the learners to expand paragraphs with simple rhetorical styles. Students will also learn the necessary syntax, lexicon, and mechanics of language […]

05137 General Music (Grade 7)

This course aims to develop student’s skills in the creative process of music. In addition to gaining hands-on experience in music theory activities that include rhythm, melody, notation, scales, improvisation, composition, and arrangement, students will learn the functions and connections of music to communities, cultures, arts, and technology. Students will engage in multiple modes of […]

05138 General Music (Grade 8)

This course aims to broaden a student’s horizons concerning the music of various times, places, and cultures. Through the use of hands-on activities and active listening experiences, students will obtain knowledge of basic musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm, melody, form, dynamics, and musical notation, eventually enabling the student to spend time creating music in […]

05118 General Music I

In this course, students will investigate the role of music in their lives and in the world through listening, discussing, writing, and performing. Students will discover the various aspects of music notation, the history of Western music, music from various cultures, and different career paths in the music industry. Students will also investigate the ethics […]

24153 Italian II

In this course, students will build on their introductory studies in the Italian language and culture. Students will learn functional grammar, vocabulary, phrases, and cultural concepts that apply to various practical real-life situations and promote understanding and appreciation of Italian culture and society. This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Modern Roman Alphabet […]

24452 Japanese I

This course establishes the foundation of the Japanese language, including the Japanese language writing systems of hiragana, katakana, and some kanji. Students will learn functional grammar, vocabulary, phrases, and cultural concepts that apply to various practical real-life situations. The course also promotes understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture and society. This course aligns with the Virginia […]

24057 Spanish for Heritage or Fluent Speakers

Students in this course will learn about grammar, culture, literature, and art in a fully immersive Spanish course. They will compare and contrast current and past events relative to their own lives and cultures. Through discussions and projects, students will interact with other heritage or fluent speakers. This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of […]

20153 Sustainability & Renewable Technologies

Students in this course explore issues that affect global citizens in the areas of economics, culture, and the environment. The course introduces students to the historic, economic, political, environmental, and cultural issues that impact the global community and its future. Students will address issues affecting the health of the environment and explore solutions offered by […]

05187 Visual Arts (Grade 7)

This course is designed to stimulate the creativity and personal development of students by working in an interactive art studio. The students work with a variety of art media, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. The proper use of art tools and care of materials are explained and demonstrated. Art creation, art history, critical analysis, collaboration, and […]

05188 Visual Arts (Grade 8)

This course gives students an opportunity to explore the arts through the application of skill and media development while considering perspectives of artists and careers in the arts. Students will develop critical thinking skills as they embark on their own journey of engaging with 2D and 3D media. As students expand their own creativity and […]