Virtual School meeting set

Published 1:10 pm Monday, July 31, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Chilton County Virtual School will hold an informational meeting on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at PASS Academy.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for interested parents and students to ask questions and receive information about the program.

Program administrator Kelvin Boulware said this is the second year for the program.

“It offers students an opportunity to take distance learning courses,” Boulware said.

Virtual School is available to all Chilton County High School students who have a 2.0 GPA or a 70 average.

“It has to be someone who is motivated and a self-starter to be successful,” Boulware said.

While all of the coursework is completed online through ACCESS, Boulware said students still have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular events, such as prom, at the school they would have otherwise attended.

Reliable internet access and a computer are required to enroll in virtual school. Students will be required to take all exams at PASS Academy. Boulware said this is to ensure the tests are taken in a proctored setting. The coursework is offered for free.

Students are required to log in and do work each school day, but when they do the work is flexible. Boulware said this offers students more flexibility and could be good for students who will be working during the school year. He said the course style can also be a good preparation for college.

Last year, 15 students participated in the virtual school.

“We are expecting that number to grow,” Boulware said.

For more information, contact Boulware at 205-280-2919.