Virtual Learning Academy

Virtual Learning Academy

For the 2024-25 school year, Newport News Public Schools' Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) is partnering with Virtual Virginia to provide virtual learning options for students. Students enrolled in NNPS will have free access to a comprehensive virtual curriculum through Virtual Virginia. This platform offers a wide range of courses and resources to support diverse learning needs. NNPS is committed to ensuring that all students receive a quality education through this enhanced and flexible learning environment.

Important Information about Virtual Learning for the 2024-2025 School Year

Register for the Family Webinar on May 29

Variety of Course Offerings

The Virtual Learning Academy, in partnership with Virtual Virginia, offers a diverse array of courses to meet the academic needs and interests of all students. Courses range from core subjects like Math, Science, English, and Social Studies to various electives, Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and career and technical education (CTE) programs. Each course is designed to provide rigorous and engaging content, facilitated by experienced virtual instructors. For a complete list of available courses, please visit Virtual Virginia's Course Offerings.

Online Learning: The best option for your child?

Determining if online learning is a good fit for your student involves considering several factors. Think about their preferred learning style and whether they can thrive in a virtual environment. Additionally, assess their comfort level with using technology and ensure they have a reliable support system at home to help them stay on track and address any challenges that arise. For more information on assessing if online learning is suitable for your child, refer to our VLA Student Self-Assessment.

VVA Middle & High School Course Offerings

VLA Elementary School Enrollment Information

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply for Virtual Learning Academy

Students are selected for the NNPS Virtual Learning Academy through an application process.


Faculty and Staff

Principal Chris Smith
SCHOOL COUNSELOR and VVA Mentor Melissa Speas
SCHOOL COUNSELOR and VVA Mentor Leah Horrigan-Smith
Administrative Secretary Louanna Torrez
Registrar and Attendance Clerk Stephanie Becouvarakis
nurse Pat Witherspoon
Lead Custodian Gaye Sinclair

VLA Newsletters

Virtual Education at Newport News Public Schools