Virtual Academy

  • An option for families to consider for education for the 2020-21 school year is a Virtual Academy for students in K-12, as detailed in the FPS Smart Restart Plan.  Families may choose to register in the FPS Virtual Academy for the fall semester or the full school year.  This option is available to all students for the 2020-21 school year.  Students who choose this option will participate in courses online in synchronous (scheduled) video conference sessions and complete asynchronous (unscheduled) activities.  Registration for the virtual academy opens Saturday, August 1, through PowerSchool (see registration directions at this link).  FPS Virtual Academy registrations are due by Saturday, August 8.  

    FPS Virtual Academy for Grades K-5
    Elementary students may choose to attend the FPS Virtual Academy for the fall semester or the full year.  Students who choose this option will participate in 3 courses online in synchronous (scheduled) video conference sessions and complete asynchronous (unscheduled) activities. The Virtual Academy will be staffed with FPS teachers. Support services such as special education and English Language services will be provided in a distance learning environment.

    • Literacy
    • Math
    • STEAM (Science, Technology, Social Studies, Music, Art, Physical Education)

    Virtual Academy students will follow the Fargo Public Schools distance learning expectations as outlined in the distance learning agreement.

    Elementary Virtual Academy Sample Schedule
    8:15 AM    Morning Meeting
    8:45 AM    Literacy Block
    10:30 AM  Math Block
    11:45 AM  Lunch
    12:15 PM  STEAM
    1:30 PM    Literacy and Math Blocks
    2:30 PM   Dismissal


    FPS Virtual Academy for Middle School

    Middle school students may choose to attend the FPS Virtual Academy for the fall semester or the full year.  The Virtual Academy will be staffed with FPS teachers. Support services such as special education and English Language services will be provided in a distance learning environment.

    Students who choose this option will participate in four courses online in synchronous (scheduled) video conference sessions and complete asynchronous (unscheduled) activities.  Virtual Academy students will have access to asynchronous activities in the Arts and Physical Education, but these courses will not be instructor led.

    • English Language Arts
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies

    Virtual Academy students will follow the Fargo Public Schools distance learning expectations as outlined in the distance learning agreement.

    Middle School Virtual Academy Sample Schedule
    A Days
    8:45 AM    Advisory
    9:15 AM    English Language Arts
    10:30 AM  Social Studies
    11:45 AM  Lunch
    12:15 PM  Small Group Support

    B Days
    8:45 AM   Advisory
    9:15 AM   Math
    10:30 AM Science
    11:45 AM Lunch
    12:15 PM Small Group Support

     

    FPS Virtual Academy for High School  
    High school students may choose to attend the FPS Virtual Academy for the fall semester or the full year.   

    Fargo Public Schools will pay for up to six North Dakota Center for Distance Education courses (no more than two at one time) that will be included on the student’s high school transcript.  Students will consult with their school counselors to register for classes following their plan of study. 

     

    Virtual Academy students will follow the Fargo Public Schools distance learning expectations as outlined in the distance learning agreement. 

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