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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 an 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 search the Virtual School and Program Directory 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 Directory

  • A complete downloadable list of virtual opportunities can be downloaded here. (Updated for 2022-2023 school year)



Coordinator - Career Standards & Assesment Services
Robyn Kelso
(785) 296-3444
Assistant Director - Standards
Alternative Charter Virtual Schools

David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Deputy Commissioner:
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director: 
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director: 

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director: 
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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