Spring 2022 100% Virtual Accelerated Learning Opportunity

  • The Spotsy Online 100% Virtual Accelerated Learning Opportunity is for current SCPS 8th - 12th grade students who are interested in accelerated coursework for high school credit.  These are NEW courses that are taken for the first time in a compacted time frame.  Students will have 18 weeks to complete the year-long course during the Spring Semester 2022.

    This is an intense program and students need to be highly motivated in order to be successful. Students can expect to spend an average of 2-6 hours per day, every day, including weekends, in order to stay on track to complete the full year’s coursework in the 18-week time frame.  Students must have reliable Internet connection and a device to access and complete the online coursework.


    Parent & Student Letter & Agreement
    Please review the Spring 2022 Parent & Student Information Letter and Sign & Return the agreement once student enrollment has been approved and payment has been submitted.  (Spanish version of the letter & agreement available using this link.)

    Information Session
    Please use the following link to view the pre-recorded Spring 2022 Information Session.

    Courses Offered
    Please use this link to view the courses offered, pre-requisites, and required SOLs and Industry Certification testing.

    Course Start & End Dates
    Approved and enrolled students will have access to begin course work on Monday, January 3, 2022.  
    All course work must be completed no later than 11:59pm on Friday, May 13, 2022. 

    Registration 
    The please use this link to register to take a course.  Registration closes on Friday, December 3, 2021.

    Cost
    The fee for one Spotsy Online course is $325.  
    *Students qualifying for Free/Reduced Price Lunch may be eligible for a reduced fee for a Spotsy Online course.  Please see your school counselor to discuss. 
    Due to the accelerated pacing of the course and the 18-week time limit to complete a full year course, students can take only one 100% online course.

    Payment
    Payment is due prior to starting the course and courses will not start until payment is received. The fee for a Spotsy Online course is $325. Specific payment instructions will be sent to parents upon the approval of an enrollment request.  (Students that have qualified for Free/Reduced Lunch will have a reduced cost, please speak with your school counselor.)

    Orientation Trainings
    For the Spring 2022 session, students will be accessing the 100% virtual courses through the Apex Virtual Learning School (AVLS).  Please take a few minutes to review the following AVLS Getting Started Guides. 

    Pacing for Courses
    AVLS courses are asynchronous – which means they are self-paced.  Once enrolled, students can refer to their Student Dashboard and see the Enrollment Details page to keep track of activity due dates. This page can be found by clicking on the dash or percentage under ‘Grade to Date’.
     

    Who is your Teacher? 
    The teacher will be an AVLS Virginia Licensed teacher.  Students should direct all questions about learning, assignments, grades, etc., to the assigned AVLS teacher through the Message Center.  There is also real time tutoring help available through a Chat Feature using the link under Announcements.
     

    Assignments
    Students will complete a variety of assignments within the AVLS platform.  Please watch the Student Guided Tour video and see the AVLS Completing and Submitting Work Guide to help students understand how to complete and submit assignments correctly.
     

    Grading
    Since students are enrolled in AVLS, grades are only reported at the end of the course.  Which means they will only be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE at the completion of the 2021-2022 school year.  Please see the AVLS Student Dashboard for up-to-date progress and grade information.  It is the Final Grade to Date that will be transcribed on the official students transcript.