Kansas State Department of Education
search_arrow
 
Search




FaceBook Twitter Contact KSDE


Virtual School and Program Information for Families, Students and Adult Learners

Why Choose an Approved Kansas Virtual School or Program?

  • Audited and approved annually by KSDE
  • Sponsored by a local school district
  • Instruction by Kansas licensed and certified teachers
  • Receives state funding for students enrolled and attending during the count window
  • Curriculum that meets or exceeds state academic standards
  • Serves students in grades K-12 and adults
  • Credits transfer to other public school districts
  • Awards accredited high school diploma
  • Full- and part-time options available

 

Per Kansas Statute 72-3712, a virtual school or program is:

  • offered for credit;

  • uses distance learning technologies which predominately use internet-based methods to deliver instruction;

  • involves instruction that occurs asynchronously with the teacher and pupil in separate locations;

  • requires the pupil to make academic progress toward the next grade level and matriculation from kindergarten through high school graduation;

  • requires the pupil to demonstrate competence in subject matter for each class or subject in which the pupil is enrolled as part of the virtual school; and

  • requires age-appropriate pupils to complete state assessment tests. 

 

 

Need Help Selecting the Right Virtual School or Program?

 

If you are interested in enrolling in a virtual school or program, you are encouraged to first contact your resident school district to see if one is offered. If there are no options within your district, or you wish to explore options outside of your district, you should review the 14-15 Virtual Schools and Programs list below to find a school or program that best fits your needs. While distance is not an issue because it is virtual, you should take into consideration required proctoring for state assessments and final exams, field trip and enrichment opportunities, and onsite tutoring and support services when selecting a virtual school or program.

 

 

Important to note:

  • The only difference between a school and a program is how they report data to the state. The expectations and requirements are exactly the same!
  • Use the list to identify the schools and programs that accept out-of-district students, serve the grade level you need and provide the services you want.
  • Speak with the contact person of the virtual school or program to verify that new students are being accepted and to find out how to enroll.
  • Some resident districts may continue to offer students access to extracurricular activities such as sports and clubs, even if the student has transferred to another district for virtual schooling. You should ask your resident district about their policy.
  • If you have issues with the virtual school or program, the school district that sponsors it can help to resolve issues. Contact the district office to get help.

 

Virtual School and Program Directories

 

Virtual School and Program Promotional Information

 

Charter and Virtual Education Advisory Council

 

Resources

Education Program Consultant
Jessica Noble
(785) 296-3163
(785) 296-7933 (fax)
jnoble@ksde.org

 

Copyright 2014 by Kansas State Department of Education | 900 SW Jackson St. | Topeka, KS 66612 Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use  |  System Maintenance Notices  |  Open Records
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)