What grades are offered through SLPS Virtual School?
What subjects are available to study?
Language Arts, Math, Science, History, Health, Music and Art are core courses at this time. Foreign Language, Personal Finance, Computer Fundamental, Career and Technical Education and College Readiness, are additional courses included at the high school level.
Are textbooks and other instructional materials provided?
Because the program is computer based there are no required textbooks or other materials.
Do children work at their own pace?
The virtual school programs are self-paced and flexible within the parameters specified by state law.
Does there need to be a computer/software, printer/fax and Internet access in the home?
Students need to have access to a computer, printer, phone, email and internet access in the home.
What computer skills are required?
Use of the computer is an important part of the program, but in the early grades it is mostly the parent/responsible adult who interacts with the computer. High School students are most successful if they have basic computer skills.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
The students should spend no more than 20-25 percent of their time on the computer in the early grades. Virtual Schools use a unique multimedia approach that also includes textbooks, workbooks and instructional material. At the high school level, time spent online will depend on the course requirements.