The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative works with Vermont schools to facilitate online courses for students statewide. Our goal is to overcome the three most common barriers that prevent students from taking the courses they want or need in schools. These barriers are availability of courses, accessibility to courses and the flexibility of your child’s education.
For example, is your child interested in taking a course that is not available at his/her school? Is there a course that your child wants to take but cannot be accessed locally because he/she is required to take a different class at the same time? VTVLC finds the course a student wants to take from another Vermont school that offers that course online and works with your child’s school to give access to the course during a time that works for your child. All courses offered by VTVLC online are accessible from anywhere, anytime. Whether your child learns best at 1 am or 1 pm, at school or at home, your child’s online courses are only a click away.
VTVLC is a collaborative effort of Vermont schools to provide courses and programs to Vermont students. We are a supplemental program, not a diploma granting institution. All of our courses are fully online, and accredited by the Vermont partner schools that offers the courses. Our courses meet or exceed national standards.
Is VTVLC accredited?
VTVLC works under a cooperative model. Each course is offered by a Vermont public / approved independent school, each school is accredited independently through (primarily) NEASC. The course curriculum is licensed from Florida Virtual School which is accredited by two major agencies: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.
VTVLC does not currently grant a diploma. Instead, credits are transferred back to the student’s local school and count toward their graduation requirements.