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      • How to Register


        The vision of Virtual Loudoun Online is to cultivate quality, flexible, self-paced virtual learning.

         
        If you are considering a Virtual Loudoun Online course for your student, please review the following information before registering.
          
        Students who have registered and are approved for virtual courses will receive a welcome email from their instructor on a Friday before their virtual course opens, with directions detailing how to begin their classes on Monday, the first day of the virtual term.
         

        Parent/Student Registration Steps:

        • Middle school families should first review the Middle School Information page for a list of available courses for our Spring/Summer Terms.

        • If you are taking an HPE course, reference the Testing page for important information regarding required face-to-face meetings.

           

        Virtual Loudoun Online:  Each High School has limited student seats in Terms 1 and 2.  Each school's counseling department determines the prioritization of available seats.  Students can take one credit virtually per academic year for acceleration, hence the 8th credit only.  For more information, please see our Operations Guide.  

        Virtual Virginia:  Students are only permitted to take a Virtual Virginia course if that course is not offered in Virtual Loudoun Online Learning. The decision to offer the course is still a school-based decision. For information about Virtual Virginia, please visit our Additional Learning Opportunities page.

      Students who attend LCPS

      • Students who attend LCPS:
        (Note: This includes students who live in Loudoun County and currently attend TJHS)

        1. Speak with your child’s counselor to see if he/she feels a Virtual Loudoun Online Learning course is right for your student. (See Indicators for Successful Virtual Learners, Virtual Loudoun Online FAQs, and Program Calendar to make an informed decision.)
        2. Take note of session start and end dates to ensure your student has a plan for the successful completion of a Virtual Loudoun Online course. All Virtual Loudoun Online Learning offerings are traditional courses offered in a condensed time period. Students should expect, on average, to dedicate 140 hours in the term period to complete a 1 credit course.
        3. If multiple terms are available, please be sure to select the correct term. 
        4. Complete all the required information and select a course.
        5. For current LCPS students, there are no course fees in Terms 1 and 2.
        6. Be sure to enter a valid email address for the parent/guardian; students must use their LCPS-provided email address (studentnumber@lcps.org) for their Virtual Loudoun course.  Instructions on how to access student LCPS Gmail accounts can be found here.
        7. Once your child's counselor has approved the registration, you will receive an email notifying you of the approval.
        8. Term 3 Spring/Summer Only - In addition to the approval email, you will receive an email regarding payment information.
        9. Click here to register for a course.  

      Students who do NOT attend LCPS

      • Students who do NOT attend LCPS:

        1. Speak with your child’s counselor to see if he/she feels a Virtual Loudoun Online Learning course is right for your student. Confirm your child’s school will accept Virtual Loudoun credits. (See Indicators for Successful Virtual Learners, Virtual Loudoun Online FAQs, and Program Calendar to make an informed decision.)
        2. Take note of session start and end dates to ensure your student has a plan for the successful completion of an Virtual Loudoun Online course. All Virtual Loudoun Online Learning offerings are traditional courses offered in a condensed time period. Students should expect, on average, to dedicate 140 hours in the term period to complete a 1 credit course.
        3. If multiple terms are available, please select the correct term.
        4. Complete all required information and select a course.
        5. Be sure to enter valid email addresses for the student and the parent/guardian (they must differ). An LCPS student email address will be provided if your registration is approved--students must use this LCPS-provided email address for their Virtual Loudoun course.  Instructions on how to access student LCPS Gmail accounts can be found here.  
        6. Virtual Loudoun Online will approve your child’s registration. You may need to provide additional documentation/recommendations from your child’s school.
        7. Once your child's registration is approved, you will receive an email regarding payment information.
        8. Please review the program calendar for the registration date for students who do not attend LCPS.  (Note: Registrations submitted for non-LCPS  students before that date will be deleted.)  Click here to register for a course.

      • Enrollment in Grade 10 Health and Physical Education

        HPE 10 WITH Driver Education

        For Term 1/Term 2:  Students must be 15 before the last day of the school year in which they participate in the Virtual Loudoun Online HPE 10 with Driver Education course.

        For Term 3: Students must be 15 before the first day of the upcoming school year.

        Note:  Students not eligible to enroll in the Health and PE 10 with Driver Education course can register for Health and PE 10 WITHOUT Driver Education.

        HPE 10 WITHOUT Driver Education

        Students who take Health and PE 10 WITHOUT Driver Education with Virtual Loudoun Online may choose to enroll in the state Driver’s Education program later. See information on the state’s program website  VADETS (This enrollment is NOT a part of Virtual Loudoun, and fees apply)

        For students who may have travel planned during the term:   

        • Nothing prohibits an active/enrolled LCPS student from taking their assigned computer out of the country, but DDI suggests that students familiarize themselves with the country’s Internet filtering laws and policies, as some LCPS content and needed instructional materials may be unavailable while they are visiting.
        • When considering enrollment for Virtual Loudoun Online (VLO), please know that access to LCPS platforms is blocked for students traveling outside the United States.  However, it is possible for students traveling outside the United States to maintain access to LCPS resources provided families specify the travel start and end dates for the student in ParentVUE.  Travel start and end dates must be entered for each child who will be traveling outside the country.  It can take up to 24 hours for updates to take effect. Please consider this when scheduling travel plans with your student.  (Please review the information under ParentVUE Data & Security for specific steps.) Additionally, we may be unable to accommodate technology concerns with your students' Chromebooks for those who have traveled outside of Loudoun County geography.
        • If a student’s Chromebook breaks while participating in virtual learning, they must bring the device to their home school for support and repairs.

        While VLO strives to support all students to the fullest extent possible, LCPS and VLO may not be able to support students who have traveled away from Loudoun County over the summer.  Families need to understand they assume the responsibility for their students to have access to a device and the instructional materials needed to complete their online course.

      Last Modified on April 19, 2024