Wisconsin Virtual Learning (WVL) is a public virtual charter school. Our mission is to provide a personalized educational program to meet the individual learning needs of each of our students. Our passion is to do whatever it takes to help each child reach their full potential.
WVL offers a diverse selection of learning pathways including online classes, independent learning, and curriculum choices to best meet the individual learning styles and needs of each of our students.
Student course selection should be guided by information collected from several sources - parents, school staff and printed materials. Student placement in courses will be determined on a case-by-case basis and will be guided by input and/or approval from school staff. Each year, students and parents should review student progress, making sure that requirements are being completed.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE PATHWAYS AND PARTICIPATION
Wisconsin Virtual Learning Middle School students have three pathways in which they can pursue their education. These pathways include 1) virtual, 2) independent, or 3) blended. A description of each pathway is provided below.
Students in the Virtual Pathway access their courses, lessons, assignments, quizzes, tests, and submit work online. Students attend regularly scheduled, real-time classes online with a Wisconsin Virtual Learning teacher and other students. Teachers provide live instruction and give homework assignments through mandatory Blackboard Collaborate sessions, and offer students the opportunity to interact with one another. Students will participate in class and the live classes are based on the lessons as outlined in the online course. The live classes provide an extension to the online lessons and allow students to participate and practice the concepts for that lesson.
Students in the Independent Pathway access their courses, lessons, assignments, quizzes, tests, and submit work online. Students work through the curriculum independently, and are required to sustain the recommended pacing for course completion. Those quickly demonstrating mastery of course learning goals can progress at an accelerated pace.
The Blended Pathway combines both the virtual and independent models. It is ideal for students who excel in some subjects but desire more one-on-one instruction in others.
Students in all pathways are expected to participate in school on a daily basis. Students will be evaluated frequently to determine achievement in their scheduled courses. Assessments are based on student participation in online discussions and web-based discussion threads, submitted writings, projects, portfolios, quizzes, unit tests, semester exams, and final exams.
If you are a current WVL family in eighth grade and are wondering how the High School will be different, please watch the video below.