• Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Calendar

     

  • Will Virtual Academy students follow the same academic calendar as the rest of Spartanburg District Five?

  • Enrollment

     

  • How do I enroll my child in the Virtual Academy?

  • What is the deadline to enroll in the Virtual Academy?

  • How will attendance be handled?

  • If I enroll my child in the Virtual Academy, can I change my mind and move my child back to face-to-face instruction?

  • If I choose face-to-face instruction, can I move my child at any time over to the Virtual Academy?

  • Will there be programs for Gifted and Talented students?

  • Communication

     

  • Will teachers reach out to the parent/guardian if a child is not participating virtually?

  • Curriculum

     

  • Is there a daily schedule?

  • Will students be able to take RD Anderson classes if they enroll in the Virtual Academy?

  • Will my child still have opportunities for related arts courses in subjects like art and music?

  • What sort of curriculum options will be available (i.e., honors or gifted courses in ELA, math, science, SS)?

  • What is the APEX curriculum?

  • What is the minimum grade to pass a course?

  • What about arts/humanities electives?

  • Will any language courses be available?

  • Differentiation

     

  • Does the virtual classroom allow for any individualized instruction and evaluation?

  • Extracurricular Activities

     

  • Will students in the Virtual Academy be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities (ex. marching band or sports)?

  • Fees

     

  • Will there be student fees in the Virtual Academy?

  • Instruction

     

  • Will there be flexibility in a student's pace of learning (can they go ahead or are they limited to go at the pace of the class)?

  • Will teachers be accountable for having "live" instruction?

  • Will students in the Virtual Academy be able to login to a live classroom?

  • Will young learners in the Virtual Academy have paper packets?

  • Meals

  • My child participates in the free and reduced meals program. If I enroll her in the Virtual Academy, is there a way that she can get meals?

  • Peer Interactions

     

  • How will the Virtual Academy offer opportunities for my child to socialize/interact/get to know fellow students during the school day?

  • Schedule

     

  • Is there an expected start time such as 8:00 AM?

  • How many hours per day will the children receive direct classroom video instruction from the teacher (or participate in live learning)?

  • Special Services

     

  • Would our child still be able to receive speech and other IEP services virtually?

  • If my child has Physical Therapy in school how would that work if I decide to do virtual schooling?

  • My child has an IEP and receives special services. Will my child be able to participate in the Virtual Academy?

  • Staffing

  • Will teachers in the Virtual academy be responsible for classroom learning, too?

  • Will virtual teachers be from your child’s specific zoned school?

  • Will my child’s Virtual Academy child’s teacher change after the first semester?

  • Student Support

  • Would my student still have access to school counselors, if needed?

  • What kind of emotional supports will there be for Virtual Academy students?

  • What kind of resources are in place to help struggling students outside the virtual classroom?

  • Technology/Internet

     

  • We don't have a reliable internet. Is the district going to help with that?

  • Will the district issue the equipment needed for Virtual Academy participants?

  • Will the parent/guardian get training in programs if their children are in the Virtual Academy?

  • What will be the layout of Virtual Academy? What services will the students use? Will it be Google classroom? Zoom?