Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative

The Vermont Virtual Learning Collaborative (VTVLC) is Vermont’s partner in providing a range of online learning opportunities for students. VTVLC is an accredited program of the River Valley Technical Center in Springfield VT. As an online/virtual program, VTVLC fits within the framework of Flexible Pathways as defined in Act 77. VTVLC operates as a cooperative model meaning they support partnering schools in offering online and blended flexible learning pathways to their students. For the 2021 - 2022 school year, there are no fees associated with being a partner school; however there are differences in the number of enrollments and options a partner school can offer to students at no cost depending on whether the partnering school chooses to contribute teachers to the cooperative model. VTVLC also offers options for Home Study families. Please navigate to resources for Students/Families or for Schools.

Information for Schools

Information for Students/Families

Information for Schools:

The Vermont Agency of Education has continued to support VTVLC with expanded support for Special Education as well as the expansion of K-6 curriculum in addition to its existing K-12 curriculum.

Online and Blended Opportunities for Students 2021 -2022 – This document clarifies how VTVLC fits with current guidance about attendance, provision of online learning opportunities for students and families, as well as implications for ADM.

Full-Time Options for Students

VTVLC offers two types of full-time enrollment for high school students; ‘Full Time Enrollment’ and ‘Collaborative Diploma Program (CDP)’. If the student currently attends a school, the first step should be to inquire with the local school regarding full time enrollment with VTVLC. If the student lives in a town with a non-operating school, the first step should be to contact VTVLC.

Option 1: Full Time Cost

  • Teaching Partner Schools can use their earned partner seats. Otherwise, the cost is $1,200 per student per semester (covers both fall/spring and on-demand options).
  • Non-Teaching Partner Districts – $2500 per student per semester (all enrollment fees are covered)
  • Home Study Rate – $3000 per student per semester (sibling discounts available) 

Option 2: CDP Cost

No cost to the student if they reside in a non-operating town.

Partnering Schools:

For information about partnering with VTVLC whether as a Teaching Partner School or as a Non-Teaching Partner School please refer to the VTVLC Partner Page. Below is a table showing the breakdown of benefits in terms of student access depending on Partner status.

  ADM Stays with school if partner status includes on-campus, or teaching partner enrolled in VTVLC full time (using or not using earned partner seats), or non-teaching partner school student enrolled in VTVLC full time. ADM does not stay with school if student became home study student.  There are not VTVLC fee if partner status is on-campus or teaching partner enrolled in VTVLC full time (using earned partner seats). There is a VTVLC fee of $2,400/year if teaching partner enrolled in VTVLC full time (not using earned partner seats). There is a VTVLC fee of $5,000/year if non-teaching partner school student enrolled in VTVLC full time. There is a VTVLC fee of $6,500/year (paid by student) if student became home study student.  Equivalent tuition of $18,700 is retained if partner status is on-campus or if teaching partner enrolled in VTVLC full time (using earned partner seats). Equivalent tuition of $16,300 ($18,700 minus the $2,400 VTVLC fee) is retained if teaching partner enrolled in VTVLC full time (not using earned partner seats). Equivalent tuition of $13,700 ($18,700 minus the $5,000 VTVLC fees) retained if the non-teaching partner school student enrolled in VTVLC full time. No equivalent tuition is retained if student became home study student.  End of table.

 VTVLC Supports Include:  

  1. Consulting Special Educator for coordination of supports  
  2. Support staff for registration, student, and family support
  3. Tier I LMS Support & VTVLC Tech Support Team
  4. Technology ecosystem, including SIS and LMS and new for 21/22 Proficiency grading via Mastery Connect 

Information for Students/Families:

The VTVLC offerings for the 2021-2022 school year differ from last school year, when many students accessed emergency remote learning via VTVLC through their schools “Virtual Academy” model. In the sections below, please find information about how to access VTVLC for your students.

VTVLC Open Houses - VTVLC hosts virtual Open Houses for students and families. For more information and to register for these events, please visit the VTVLC Webinars website.

VTVLC as a full-time option for students

Virtual Learning as a Flexible Pathway is an opportunity for families on a case-by-case basis that can be addressed through a student’s Personalized Learning Plan (PLP). This option requires planning between the family, school, and VTVLC.

VTVLC offers two types of full-time enrollment for high school students; ‘Full Time Enrollment’ and ‘Collaborative Diploma Program (CDP)’. If the student currently attends a school, the first step should be to inquire with the local school regarding full time enrollment with VTVLC. If the student lives in a town with a non-operating school, the first step should be to contact VTVLC.

Option 1: Full Time Enrollment

9-12 grade students will enroll in all Core Subjects (Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts) and learn from certified Vermont Educators who also hold the Online Teaching Specialist Endorsement (OTS). Electives are available for a complete program. Schools continue to provide devices, meals and counseling.

Option 2: Collaborative Diploma Program (CDP)

This program allows students who live in a town with a non-operating school, the option of earning their high school diploma from a geographically distant Vermont public high school. Supported by VTVLC, students can work with a CDP school and enroll in core academic courses, electives, project-based learning, and even health and personal fitness courses entirely online.

Students will work with an advisor/mentor from their CDP school, and be supported by VTVLC teachers holding both Vermont content area endorsements and the additional Online Teaching Specialist (OTS) endorsement. In addition, a student success coach and a team of VTVLC staff will be available to assist students with everything from technical questions to time management.

Information for Home Study Students/Families

There are two options for Home Study students to access VTVLC curriculum, Parent facilitated, and teacher facilitated.

Teacher facilitated option allows you to enroll your child in VTVLC courses with a Vermont licensed teacher, who also holds the Online Teaching Specialist endorsement. You may enroll your child in either (or a combination of) Traditional or Flex enrollment courses.

There are two different ways in which the fees can be covered. You can ask for support from the local school or pay out of pocket.

Additional VTVLC Home Study Information

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Secretary Daniel M. French
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Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

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