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Online Course Catalog

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.

Grade Level

Explanation of academic terms offered

Course Type

Credits

02052 Algebra I

Algebra I covers the first level of solving and graphing algebraic equations/inequalities in one or two variables, function behavior and notation, quadratic functions, exponent rules, operations with polynomials, and basic data analysis. This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Algebra I.

02056 Algebra II

In Algebra II, a thorough treatment of advanced algebraic concepts will be provided through the study of functions, equations, inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, rational and radical equations, complex numbers, and sequences and series. The course emphasizes a transformational approach to graphing functions, using translation, reflection, dilation, and rotation to generate a “family of functions” from […]

02902 Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis

This course is considered a bridge to Algebra II, as it builds upon the student’s understanding of Algebra I skills in preparation for the skills taught in Algebra II. Within the context of mathematical modeling and data analysis, students will study functions and their behaviors, systems of inequalities, probability, experimental design and implementation, and analysis […]

03051 Biology I

This course provides students with a detailed understanding of living systems. Students investigate biochemical life processes, cellular organization, mechanisms of inheritance, dynamic relationships among organisms, and the changes in organisms through time. This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Biology.

03053 Biology II: Anatomy/Physiology

In this laboratory-based course, students will gain an in-depth understanding and working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The course will cover the eleven systems of the human body with emphasis on the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis. Laboratory and clinical case studies will be used to illustrate anatomical and physiological concepts. […]

03063 Biology II: Ecology

This course builds upon the detailed understandings of living systems addressed in Biology I. Students investigate the flow of matter and energy in biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem; geochemical processes; chemical and biochemical processes essential for life; water chemistry and the impact of water on life processes; and processes and interactions of Earth […]

03101 Chemistry I

In this course students explore the interaction of matter and energy that applies analytical investigation, observation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematic processes to the manipulation of chemical quantities and problem solving applications in various earth science, life science, and other physical science fields of study. Emphasis is given to qualitative and quantitative study. Students will […]

03001 Earth Science I

Studying something as large and complicated as the Earth is quite an undertaking. In order to make it manageable, this course is divided into the scientific areas of geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography. Each of these areas of study helps scientists understand the activity and make-up of our planet. In this course, students will use […]

03005 Earth Science II: Oceanography

In Oceanography, students will take a journey through the ocean realm. Oceanography applies the sciences of geology, biology, chemistry, and physics to Earth’s oceans. The course also examines engineering for the development of devices that allow scientists to explore underwater depths. This course aligns with the Virginia Department of Education’s Science Content Guidelines for Earth Science […]

19262 Economics & Personal Finance

Economics and Personal Finance is a challenging, engaging course designed to help students interpret daily news, understand how interdependent the world’s economies are, and anticipate how events will impact their lives. Students will study a variety of concepts in both economics and personal finance with a focus on their practical applications. Course topics include the […]

01002 English 10

In English 10, students continue to build upon skills learned in earlier grades. There is a sustained emphasis on reading comprehension by comparing fiction and nonfiction texts. Students will analyze the cultural and social functions and universal themes of fictional texts from different cultures. This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for English 10.

01003 English 11

English 11 is designed to follow the development of American literature from its early beginnings to the contemporary era, including sermons, diaries, speeches, short stories, poetry, novels, and journalism. Students will write a research paper and other persuasive essays and will gain exposure to writing and rhetorical techniques grounded in primary sources and key pieces […]

01004 English 12

In English 12, students write informative, expository, and persuasive essays and produce a well-documented research paper. During the writing process, students demonstrate their understanding of grammatical conventions and practice techniques for improving their writing style and fluency. A survey of British literature helps students relate to the political, social, and philosophical perspectives of each historical […]

01001 English 9

English 9 covers multiple types of literature from around the world: novels, short stories, epic poetry, and drama. Student writing will encompass narrative, expository, and persuasive forms for a variety of purposes and audiences, and emphasis will be placed on expanding vocabulary and proper grammar.

24102 French I

French I students will begin their study of French by developing the five major skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural competency. Students will study the richness of culture in Francophone countries, comparing and contrasting the habits of the Francophone people to our own, while expanding their vocabulary, communication, and grammar skills. This course […]

24103 French II

French II students continue to build on the skills from the first level of their study of French by developing the five major skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural competency. Students will study the richness of culture in Francophone countries, comparing and contrasting the habits of the Francophone people to our own, while […]

24104 French III

French III students continue to build on the skills from the two previous levels of their study of French by developing and refining the five major skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural competency. Students will study the richness of culture in Francophone countries, comparing and contrasting the habits of the Francophone people to […]

02072 Geometry

This course extends the skills and concepts taught in Algebra I through the study of plane and solid figures. Topics include a review of real numbers, segment and angle measurement, angle relationships, logic, proofs, reasoning, parallel and perpendicular lines, right triangles, trigonometry, quadrilaterals, convex polygons, tessellations, circles, constructions, coordinate geometry, area, similarity, and volume. This […]

08999 Health & PE 10 (not Driver Education)

Health and Physical Education 10 is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge, processes, and skills to make healthy choices, prevent chronic disease, and avoid health-risk behaviors such as poor dietary patterns and living a sedentary lifestyle. Throughout the course, students will actively participate in and track their physical activity in combination with […]

08052 Health & PE 9 (not Driver Education)

Health and Physical Education 9 is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to create a healthy lifestyle for the individual, the family, and the community. Throughout the course, students will actively participate in and track their physical activity in combination with completing lessons and assignments. Students are required to complete 60 […]