Virtual Loudoun

  • Virtual Loudoun is comprised of two branches: Online Learning and Distance Learning.


    Summary of Virtual Loudoun Online Learning

    Virtual Loudoun Online Learning (VLO) is administered centrally by Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), not by Riverside. The program offers online courses through Schoology, using content aligned to the Standards of Learning to offer new educational opportunities to students. These courses present educational material and credit courses at the high school level using online resources. Virtual Loudoun classes are full-year courses offered in a condensed term. Students should expect, on average, to dedicate 140 hours to complete a 1 credit course within the term period.

    2023 - 2024 School Year Term Dates

    • Term 1 (Fall/Winter) begins August 28, 2023, and ends December 8, 2023. Registration opens on Monday, May 15, 2023, and closes on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.
    • Term 2 (Winter/Spring) begins January 24, 2024, and ends May 10, 2024. Registration opens on Monday, December 4, 2023, and closes on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.
    • Term 3 (Spring/Summer) begins June 3, 2024, and ends August 9, 2024. Registration opens on Monday, April 22, 2024, and closes on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.


    For Terms 1 and 2, LCPS students will not pay any fees for approved course enrollment.
    Course fees apply to ALL students in Term 3 and for non-LCPS students in Terms 1 and 2.

    If you have questions about whether Virtual Loudoun might be a good choice for your situation, please contact your School Counselor. For more details about course offerings, registration deadlines, applicable fees, etc., the best place to start is the Virtual Loudoun Home Page.

    Summary of Virtual Loudoun Distance Learning

    Virtual Loudoun Distance Learning (VDL) is a program offering synchronous, daily instruction via Google Meet and Schoology.  Students enrolled in VDL take all their classes online without attending a brick-and-mortar school in person.  Students enrolled in VDL commit to distance learning for the entire school year. It is a full-time, synchronous, secondary, virtual school program. Students log into their online classes daily via a regular bell schedule, engaging in live instruction with cameras on, utilizing their microphones, and participating in the live class chat and activities. For additional information, please see the Virtual Loudoun Distance Learning page

Last Modified on August 28, 2023