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K–12 Online Instruction

Virtual Virginia provides online instruction to students throughout the Commonwealth. Virginia-certified instructors teach courses from kindergarten through the twelfth grade, through daily synchronous instructional sessions and asynchronous content, assignments, and feedback.

Elementary School Instruction
(Grades K–5)

Online K–5 instruction in core academic subjects, plus instruction in a variety of special areas, including world languages, fine arts, health & PE, and computer science

Middle & High School Instruction (Grades 6–12)

More than 150 online courses taught by Virginia-certified instructors for grades 6–12, covering core academics, electives, world languages, CTE, and more

VVA Pathways: Unique Instruction Programs (K–12)

A wide variety of personalized online educational opportunities for grades K–12, with a focus on flexibility through a variety of learning paths

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Student watching a teacher in an online course

High school and middle school courses

See the standards-based courses we offer for high School and middle school students, developed and taught by Virtual Virginia’s state-certified online instructors.

Do you homeschool?

Virtual Virginia welcomes homeschooled schools for instruction in all grade levels. Learn how your child can enroll in home instruction with VVA.

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Synchronous vs. Asynchronous: What’s the Difference?

Synchronous Instruction

For synchronous instruction of VVA courses in a school setting, live instruction is delivered to all students simultaneously. Each student interacts with the VVA instructor individually, and a mentor is present to support students and interact with the VVA instructor as needed.

Synchronous instruction diagram: Live instruction is delivered to all students. A mentor is present, and each student interacts with the VVA instructor individually
Asynchronous instruction diagram: Mentor supervises. Students access VVA courses, complete work, and ask instructor for help

Asynchronous Instruction

For asynchronous instruction of VVA courses in a school setting, students access their online courses, complete work, and ask their instructor for help. A mentor is present to support students and interact with the VVA instructor.

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How to be a successful online student

Get the inside scoop on the steps you can take each day to be successful when taking online courses with Virtual Virginia!