SPS Online

SPS Online: Virtual Learning Program 

Suffolk Public Schools offers SPS Online, a virtual learning program for students in grades K-12 who meet certain eligibility criteria. 

Students participating in SPS Online are taught by qualified teachers from Suffolk Public Schools and other virtual learning platforms such as Virtual Virginia, Edgenuity, and Proximity Learning.

Students attend classes on the traditional bell schedule, unless otherwise dictated by the virtual learning platform.

Students are eligible to participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations, and still be associated with their zoned school. 

Registration for the 2021 - 2022 school year is now closed. 

For more information, contact the administrator listed below for the grade level that applies. 


SPS Online Associate Principals

Elementary: Jill Paraska - jillparaska@spsk12.net or (757) 934-6214

Middle: Steve Smith - stevesmith@spsk12.net or (757) 934-6212

High: Shaka Miller - shakamiller@spsk12.net or (757) 923-5240



SPS Virtual Learning Program Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student successfully passed all core content courses during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Student has no more than three unexcused absences during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters of the 2020-2021 school year.
  •  Have access to a strong and reliable high-speed internet connection. This does not include hotspots or Kajeet devices.
  • Use a Suffolk Public School's issued device while in the program.
  • Possess basic computer skills and be comfortable using the internet for independent learning activities, Google Suite applications, and the Canvas learning management system.
  • Be online, in class, for the full school day - 5 days per week. The fully-online option school day and class schedule will be the same as the normal face-to-face school hours (Elementary School: 9:25 a.m. to 3:50 p.m., Middle School: 7:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and High School: 8:25 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).
  • Actively participate virtually for the full school day.
  • Have someone at home who can help support (if needed) with school work during school hours.
  • Commit to the SPS Virtual Learning Program for an entire semester. Student performance in the program will be reevaluated at the conclusion of each 9-weeks. Affected students will be contacted by their school counselor if any changes need to be made.
  • Follow all attendance regulations defined in the SPS Attendance Policy. Attendance violations may result in removal from the program.
  • Attend the zoned home school building for all required standardized state and federal testing (e.g., SOL, AP, IB, etc.). Transportation will be provided on the designated testing days.
  • Follow the SPS Code of Conduct.
  • Certain electives may not be available in the SPS Virtual Learning Program (i.e. Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Art). Virtual Virginia (VVA) and other virtual learning options may be used to supplement some courses, if available. Virtual Virtual is not an option for elementary K-5 students. Elementary students' virtual option is the SPS Online: Virtual Learning Program.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB), Project Lead the Way (PLTW), College and Career Academy at Pruden (CCAP), ROTC, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses will not be offered through the online program. Students must attend school for these offerings. (Please note: Advanced Placement courses are offered through Virtual Virginia (VVA). Registration for VVA is due by July 15th. Link to VVA website).
  • The Home Access Center (HAC) will be used to monitor grades and progress.