Eligible students who choose to be full-time virtual students take all of their classes from home rather than the traditional brick and mortar school while residing in Volusia County. The district offers its students a full-time virtual program option for kindergarten through twelfth grade through our partnership with three online providers. Once admitted, students may receive the use of a computer and assistance toward Internet access if there is none available in the home AND the student qualifies for the free/reduced lunch program.
Note: Full-time applications for the 2020-2021 school year have closed.
Parent/Student Commitment to a Full-Time Virtual Program
Parents must take on the role of "instructional coach" which includes:
- daily monitoring of their student’s assignments and assessments
- daily monitoring and recording of attendance
- communicating regularly with virtual teachers and staff to arrange for MANDATORY district and state testing and other educational requirements
Students must be independent learners who take responsibility for:
- logging in to courses and completion of activities daily
- submitting assignments and completing assessments in a timely manner
- adhering to academic integrity policy for online coursework
Technology Requirements for Volusia Online Learning
Traditional laptops and desktop devices (any brand) with the following requirements are preferred. *Please note mobile and other light devices such as iPads and Chromebooks do not support Flash and Java, which are used in our learning platforms.
Minimum System Requirements for Ideal Performance
- 250 GB Hard Drive
- 4 GB RAM Memory
- Web Camera or Built-in Camera
Supported Operating Systems
- Microsoft Windows 7 or above
- Apple Mac OS 10.8 or above
- Google Chrome (preferred)
- Mozilla Firefox
- Apple Safari
Required Browser Settings and Plugins
- Cookies enabled
- Flash enabled
- Java installed
- Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint
- All VCS students can download Microsoft Office to their personal devices for free
- Students can log into VPortal, go to Office 365 and select the Download option in the upper right-hand corner
- Apple Mac OS users: Please note our programs do NOT except files from Apple software products such as Apple Pages. You will need to download and install Microsoft Office products or use a converter.
Need a Computer/Internet Access
Please fill out the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Choosing a Provider
Volusia Online Learning offers three virtual school options to provide content and instruction for district students wishing to enroll in full-time virtual school. Click on the icons below to learn more about each provider.