Virtual Loudoun is comprised of two branches. Online Learning provides supplemental, asynchronous online learning opportunities, and Distance Learning is a full-time, synchronous, online virtual school program.
Virtual Loudoun Online Learning (VLO) offers courses through Schoology using content aligned to the Standards of Learning to provide new educational opportunities for students. Virtual Loudoun courses are full-year courses offered in a condensed term. Students should expect to dedicate 140 hours to complete a one-credit course within the term period. LCPS also uses other online vendors to offer courses.
VLO is open to middle school students only during our Summer Term 3 for select course options. High School students can register for an additional class to be taken virtually (an eighth credit earned during the academic school year) and the coursework they are taking in their home school program. Students work at their own pace, utilizing the recommended assignment submission schedule, with the opportunity to connect with their teacher by appointment for support and assistance as needed. Please review the VLO FAQs webpage for additional details, including how many virtual classes LCPS students are eligible to take.
Virtual Loudoun Distance Learning (VDL) is a program that offers synchronous, daily instruction via Google Meet & Schoology. Students enrolled in Virtual Loudoun Distance Learning will take all of their classes online without attending a brick-and-mortar school in person. Students enrolled in Distance Learning commit to distance learning for the entire school year.
VDL 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. Please review the VDL FAQs webpage for additional details, including course availability.
Welcome To Virtual Loudoun
Virtual Loudoun offers online courses through Schoology using content that is 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 to students using online resources.
LCPS also uses other online vendors to offer courses to students. Virtual Loudoun courses 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.
Virtual Loudoun Online Learning Term Dates
2021 - 2022 School Year Term Dates
- Term 1 begins August 30, 2021, and ends December 10, 2021
- Term 2 begins January 24, 2022, and ends May 6, 2022
- Term 3 begins May 31, 2022, and ends August 5, 2022
For Terms 1 and 2, there are no fees associated with approved course enrollment for LCPS students.
Course fees apply in Terms 1 and 2 for non-LCPS students and to ALL students in Term 3.
Full term details can be viewed on the
Virtual Loudoun Program Calendar.
NOTE: Non-LCPS students may not be eligible to take SOL tests.
TERM 3 NOTES
Enrollment in Grade 10 Health and Physical Education
Students MUST be 15 prior to the first day of the 2022-2023 school year to enroll in Virtual Loudoun HPE with Driver Education.
Students who take Health and Physical Education 10 WITHOUT Driver Education with Virtual Loudoun may choose to enroll with the state Driver’s Education program at a later date. See information on the State’s program website VADETS. (This enrollment is NOT a part of Virtual Loudoun and fees apply)
Term 3 - Spring/Summer 2022:
- Students MUST be 15 prior to the start of the 2022-2023 school year to enroll in Driver Education.
- Students who are not eligible to enroll in the Term 3 Health and PE with Driver Education portion of the course are permitted to register for Health and PE 10 ONLY.
- See information regarding VADETS registration separate from Virtual Loudoun.