SPS Online Virtual Learning Program

SPS Online Virtual Learning Program
Posted on 02/14/2022

SPS Online Virtual Learning Program
2022-2023 SPS Online Virtual Learning Program Application
Application Period: Monday, February 14 - Friday, April 22, 2022

For the 2022-2023 school year, Suffolk Public Schools will offer SPS Online: a fully online, virtual learning program for students in grades K-12 who prefer to learn in the virtual environment. Students utilizing this option will be taught through third party virtual vendors, by qualified teachers, attend on the traditional schedule, be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations, and still be associated with their zoned school.

In order for a student to participate in the online program, your completion of this application acknowledges your agreement to the academic and technology/device requirements and student attendance and participation expectations.

For consideration, students enrolled in SPS Online must meet the following minimum criteria:

Student works independently. SPS Online - Elementary will have live instruction, provided by a virtual vendor, for elementary students. SPS Online - Secondary will not have teachers to provide live instruction. Students will work on their own and submit work as assigned.

  • Student works independently. SPS Online - Elementary will have live instruction, provided by a virtual vendor, for elementary students. SPS Online - Secondary will not have teachers to provide live instruction. Students will work on their own and submit work as assigned.

 

  • Student successfully passed all core content courses during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters of the 2021-2022 school year.

 

  • Student has no more than three unexcused absences during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters of the 2021-2022 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. Students not participating will be dropped from the online program.

 

  • Actively participate virtually for the full school day.

 

  • Have someone at home who can help support (if needed) with school work during school hours.

 

  • ommit to the SPS Virtual Learning Program for the 2022-2023 school year. Students will not transition back to in-person learning for the duration of the school year.

 

  • 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 standardized state and federal testing (e.g., SOL, Gifted, AP, etc.). Transportation will be provided for all required testing on the designated testing days.

 

  • Follow the SPS Code of Conduct.

 

  • Certain electives are not be available in the SPS Online Virtual Learning Program (i.e. Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Art, Career and Technical). Virtual Virginia (VVA) and other virtual learning options may be used to supplement some courses, if available.

 

  • International Baccalaureate (IB), Project Lead the Way (PLTW), College and Career Academy at Pruden (CCAP), Center for Performing and Production Arts (CPPA), ROTC, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses will not be offered through the online program. Students must attend in-person instruction for these offerings. (Please note: select Advanced Placement courses are offered through Virtual Virginia (VVA). 

 

  • The Home Access Center (HAC) will be used to monitor grades and progress at designated times throughout the school year. Student progress will also be monitored through the virtual platforms. 


The SPS Online program is only for students enrolled in Suffolk Public Schools. If warranted, Suffolk Public Schools will require proof of residency to confirm student status.

School counselors and/or identified staff will follow-up with parents to discuss any concerns or considerations. Students will be notified of their participation in SPS Online by July 29, 2022.