Parent/Student Commitment to a Full-Time Virtual Program
VOL Parent-Student Handbook 2021-2022
A critical factor to successful virtual learning for any student is the involvement and support of the Learning Coach.
Virtual school allows the Learning Coach and student more flexibility than you would find in a traditional school. However, Volusia Online Learning has specific expectations for student behavior and participation in addition to those set forth in the VCS Code of Student Conduct. Virtual school students will not learn unless they are in a safe and secure learning environment. The parent/guardian is solely responsible for student safety and security. Younger students should never be left at home alone during the school day and older students should be left alone only for limited amounts of time.
The Learning Coach's level of involvement will vary based on the student’s grade and level of independence. It is recommended that you follow the guidelines below regarding assistance for students by grade level:
Elementary School Assistance level: The parent/legal guardian or designated representative (Learning Coach) will need to provide substantial support to the student throughout the school day and should be with the student physically all day.
Middle School Assistance level: The parent/legal guardian or designated representative (Learning Coach) should be available to provide assistance to the student as needed throughout the day. The parent should be in the same general location all day, but may not need to be with the student at all times, depending on the student.
High School Assistance level: Students are expected to perform their schoolwork independently in high school. However, a parent/legal guardian or designated representative (Learning Coach) must still monitor progress and ensure that the student completes required course work. While students may not need constant adult supervision, they must still be in a safe and secure environment.
The Learning Coach accepts the responsibility of supervising the student and ensuring that all work is completed and submitted.
Learning Coaches who consistently fail to meet these responsibilities will be required to return their student to their zoned school. This includes monitoring student grades and attendance, participating in monthly call requirements, providing transportation to the student for face to face learning sessions and testing, and attendance at student conferences.
Volusia Online Learning
Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year has reopened. Please complete your application no later than July 15, 2022.