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Virtual Academy Allegan County

For families with additional health concerns, or those not yet comfortable in sending kids back to school in person, Otsego Public Schools has partnered with other districts in Allegan County to provide a 100% virtual learning option, Virtual Academy Allegan County (VAAC). Students join this online learning opportunity as Otsego students and remain a part of their home district. Families can enroll in VAAC one trimester at a time or for the full year. This is vastly different from both a traditional in-person school experience and the spring 2020 emergency remote instruction. The VAAC provides online curriculum, interactive instruction and activities. There will be assessments and students will earn grades and credits as part of staying connected to their local district.
 
How does VAAC work?
  • VAAC serves students in K-12th grade.
  • Students/parents will enroll for the 2020-21 school year. They can enroll for the entire year or a trimester at a time.
  • Students will take six classes per trimester, but core and elective classes might be constructed differently.
  • VAAC is 100% online-delivered therefore all students will need a device and reliable internet access. (If you are in need of a device, please contact the OPS Technology Department. Information is on the Technology link to the right.)
  • Students will have a teacher for their grade levels and/or subjects for lessons and questions.
  • VAAC will fulfill all required graduation requirements, and classes will be aligned with Common Core Standards for their grade level and subject area.
  • State assessments will be completed at the local district level.
  • Special education programming and services will be coordinated through the local school districts where VAAC students are enrolled.
  • Students will be able to participate in athletics, extracurricular activities and clubs at their home district.
  • The VAAC school year calendar will follow the ACATEC (Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center) calendar