Virtual Programs

Virtual Programs

Strategies for successful implementation

Edgenuity Virtual Programs

Give students the freedom to choose and the opportunity to succeed in all realms of their lives.

There are many reasons a student may choose not to participate in a traditional school day. Some need a full-time job to support their family, while others do not attend due to medical, athletic, disciplinary, social, or emotional reasons. For these students—and those who want to get ahead or take classes their school does not offer—virtual programs are a flexible alternative to the traditional campus. Below, you will find many resources to help your school or district start your virtual program, implement change, and cultivate success.

Give students the freedom to choose and the opportunity to succeed in all realms of their lives.

There are many reasons a student may choose not to participate in a traditional school day. Some need a full-time job to support their family, while others do not attend due to medical, athletic, disciplinary, social, or emotional reasons. For these students—and those who want to get ahead or take classes their school does not offer—virtual programs are a flexible alternative to the traditional campus. Below, you will find many resources to help your school or district start your virtual program, implement change, and cultivate success.

Educators and Administrators:

Learn how to start your virtual program below or contact us to begin the process.

Students, Parents, and Guardians:

Contact your local district to learn about online options in your area or contact us to learn about our fully accredited online high school.

Roles and Responsibilities for a Successful Partnership

Edgenuity Instructional Services has partnered with schools and districts across the nation to provide virtual instruction. The following factors commonly help foster successful implementations.

Roles and Responsibilities for a Successful Partnership

Virtual Curriculum Provider

Your virtual curriculum provider should offer:

  • Virtual instructors who provide personalized learning and communicate regularly with administrators and students.
  • Coaches who motivate and provide on-demand tutoring.
  • A team of professionals to help manage your virtual program.
  • Engaging, rigorous curriculum and interactive learning tools.
  • Real-time data to inform instruction, remediation, and communication.
  • Opportunities for additional resources, professional development workshops, and job-embedded coaching.
  • A marketing toolkit to help promote your virtual program to students and parents.
School or District

In turn, the school or district should:

  • Identify academic goals in order to establish appropriate policies: Which students should enroll? Those seeking honors courses? Those on medical leave? Those trying to recover credits?
  • Establish appropriate expectations, such as program length, attendance policies, grading scale, etc.
  • Determine evaluation metrics to measure the success of the program.
  • Identify mentors who will partner with the virtual instructors to ensure success.
  • Provide orientation and training opportunities for mentors and students.
  • Work with the virtual instructors to monitor data and implement change as needed.

What to Look for in a Virtual Program Partner

  • Flexibility and convenience with 24/7 course access wherever Internet is available.
  • Engaging standards-aligned curriculum with interactive multimedia instruction.
  • A wide variety of electives that align with educational and career goals.
  • Ability to participate in sports, clubs, and other after-school activities while enrolled online full time.
  • NCAA-approved instructional program to ensure student athletes are college-ready.

What to Look for in a Virtual Program Partner

What to Look for in a Virtual Program Partner

  • Flexibility and convenience with 24/7 course access wherever Internet is available.
  • Engaging standards-aligned curriculum with interactive multimedia instruction.
  • A wide variety of electives that align with educational and career goals.
  • Ability to participate in sports, clubs, and other after-school activities while enrolled online full time.
  • NCAA-approved instructional program to ensure student athletes are college-ready.

Find out how to provide an engaging online program with Edgenuity Instructional Services.

Considerations for Student Success

Students can take online courses from home, in a school computer lab, or as part of a full-time virtual program. No matter where they’re learning, students will need the same types of skills and support to be successful.

Establish Expectations

Establish Expectations Early On

Before enrolling, students should understand that they will be expected to:

  • Attend courses as agreed upon.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment.
  • Take and review notes frequently.
  • Communicate with their instructor regularly.
  • Take ownership of their learning.

Increase Student Responsibility

Increase Student Responsibility

During the recruitment process for an online program, please consider these skills for prospective students:

  • Time management and self-pacing.
  • Ability and willingness to learn independently.
  • Self-reflection to understand progress reports.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to recognize useful learning strategies that support success.
  • Self-motivation to remain on track and engaged without constant teacher guidance.
  • Strong reading, writing, and comprehension skills to follow directions and create new information.
  • Basic technical skills for system and web navigation.

Increase Student Responsibility

Increase Student Responsibility

During the recruitment process for an online program, please consider these skills for prospective students:

  • Time management and self-pacing.
  • Ability and willingness to learn independently.
  • Self-reflection to understand progress reports.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to recognize useful learning strategies that support success.
  • Self-motivation to remain on track and engaged without constant teacher guidance.
  • Strong reading, writing, and comprehension skills to follow directions and create new information.
  • Basic technical skills for system and web navigation.

Share these tips with students

Share These Tips with Students

Throughout their program, remind students to:

  • Ask for help whenever it’s needed.
  • Aim for 5–8 hours of studying per course, per week.
  • Recognize the difference between falling behind due to a lack of effort or a lack of understanding.
  • Celebrate accomplishments and be proud of what they turn in.

Program Planning Resources

Program Planning Resources

Online and Blended Learning Workbook

Online and Blended Learning Workbook




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Best Practices for Virtual Program Success




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How to Promote Your
Virtual Program




Profiles in Virtual Learning

Blended Learning
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How do schools use our programs?

How do schools use our programs?

See how schools and districts across the country implement our online and blended learning programs to overcome obstacles and promote positive outcomes.

See how schools and districts across the country implement our online and blended learning programs to overcome obstacles and promote positive outcomes.


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