Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy (K-5)Guilford eLearning University Prep (6-8)FAQsGuilford eLearning Virtual Academy(K-5)Guilford eLearning University Prep(6-8)Answers1. What is GuilfordeLearning VirtualAcademy (K-5)/GeVA andeLearning VirtualUniversity Prep (68)/GeVUP?2. What grades are offered?3. What technologyresources are provided tostudents?Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy (K-5) is aneLearning environment where teachers use digitaltools for teaching and learning to facilitate thelearning process, and students are empowered toconnect and interact with their peers andinstructors online through personalized anddistinguished learning paths.Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy offers gradesK–5 for students who reside within the boundariesof Guilford County Schools.Guilford eLearning University Prep (6-8) is aneLearning environment where teachers use digitaltools for teaching and learning to facilitate thelearning process, and students are empowered toconnect and interact with their peers and instructorsonline through personalized and distinguishedlearning paths required for college and careers.Guilford eLearning University Prep offers grades 6-8for students who reside within the boundaries ofGuilford County Schools. Students in grades 9-12 canregister in the eLearning University Prep Academyprogram while remaining assigned to their homeschool.eLearning environments must have the following to be successful; a reliable internet connection and adedicated device (laptop, iPad, or computer). Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearningUniversity Prep will provide a loaner device (laptop) upon request to families that meet certain criteriaand receive approval.Page 1 5
4. What materials doesGuilford eLearning VirtualAcademy and eLearningVirtual University Prepprovide?eLearning environments are completely online;that means the textbooks and curriculum aredigital. Basic school supplies may include journals,pens, highlighters, folders, dividers, calculators,rulers, makers, paper, etc. but are not provided.School lists will be provided for each grade level atthe beginning of the school year. GuilfordeLearning Virtual Academy (K-5) provides supportresources, equipment, and assistive technology.5. What curricula doesGuilford eLearning VirtualAcademy and eLearningVirtual University Prepuse?6. Does Guilford eLearningVirtual Academy andeLearning VirtualUniversity Prep chargetuition?In our eLearning environment, a wide range of online courses and curricula are used to meet or exceedstate standards by utilizing the district’s scope and sequence for academics. Some of the innovative andengaging digital learning tools include: Canvas, Nearpod, Google Apps, Zearn, ARC cloud, NewsELA,Number Worlds, and Waterford just to name a few. Our digital resources are reviewed annually foreffectiveness, rigor, equity, and relevancy based on our ever-evolving educational advances.There is no charge to attend; the Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning University Prepis 100% FREE.Page 2 5eLearning environments are completely online; thatmeans the textbooks and curriculum are digital.Basic school supplies may include journals, pens,highlighters, folders, dividers, calculators, rulers,makers, paper, etc. but are not provided. School listswill be provided for each grade level at the beginningof the school year. Guilford eLearning UniversityPrep (6-8) provides support resources, equipment,and assistive technology.
7. Does GeVA & GeVUPprovide special educationservices?8. What opportunities forsocial engagement areprovided?9. Do students have liveinteraction with teachers?10. Does classwork have to becompleted during thetraditional school day?11. How is attendancecounted?12. How do I register?Yes, students with disabilities who qualify for Special Education Services can receive a free appropriateeducation (FAPE) based on the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504, or English as aSecond Language (ESL)—should be English Language Learners (ELL)) plan. Our eLearning environmentsdeliver feasible special education programming and related services in the least restrictive environment,as determined by the student’s IEP team. Students that desire to enroll and accepted will need to have anupdated IEP meeting at their home school before applying to ensure that the modifications andaccommodations are accessible, and the eLearning environment is the best fit for that needs of thatstudent.The Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning University Prep will be able to participate invirtual fieldtrips, live extracurricular clubs, online mentorship, virtual business/industry and college tours,live streaming events with peers, teachers, and guest speakers, and video channeling opportunities.Yes; the eLearning staff consists of certified teachers, counselors, and the principal. The eLearningenvironment will be both synchronous; live and real-time instruction with a teacher based on thepredetermined schedule, and asynchronous; instruction is pre-recorded, and students can access at anytime based on the best time for learners, and parents as learning coaches.Yes; classes start and end with flexible scheduling options and students have a load of no more than sixcourses at one time. Teachers are available during scheduled class times, check-ins, and designated onlineoffice hours. Student have the option complete assignments outside of the traditional school day.Attendance is taken and counted daily by the instructor to monitor student participation, engagement,and proficiency based on the current number of 185 instructional days.Interested in learning at the Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning University Prep? Theenrollment process is easy as 1-2-3; click below:Virtual School Registration InformationPage 3 5
13. Can a student alsoparticipate in dualenrollment?14. How many hours per daywill my studentparticipate in school?15. Is GeVA & GeVUP contentself-paced?16. What is the gradingpolicy?17. Does GeVA & GeVUP holdgraduation, moving on, orcommencementceremonies?18. Are GeVA & GeVUPstudents required toparticipate in statetesting?19. Does GeVA & GeVUPparticipate in the Title IProgram?Yes; students in grades 9-12 who are eligible, apply and meet/exceed all college entrance assessments fordual enrollment will be able to attain college credits before graduating high school, jump starting collegeand career plans.Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy students willGuilford eLearning University Prep students willengage online for approximately 6 hours withengage online for approximately 6 hours withflexible pacing.flexible pacing.Yes; students registered in the Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning University Prep willfollow a Guilford County Schools pacing guide with flexibility to learn and succeed.The Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning University Prep grading policy is in theStudent/Parent/Guardian Handbook for Guilford County Schools and information on the grading policy.GCS Parent/Student HandbookYes; the Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning University Prep will hold traditional ornontraditional (drive-through) commencement exercises based on the academic year for various gradelevels.Yes; students who attend public schools in North Carolina are required by law to take statemandated tests; and any additional local tests as required based on student needs.Yes; if the Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning University Prep meets the requiredstatus for Title I, they will be included in the Title I program.Page 4 5
20. Does GeVA & GeVUPprovide services fordisplaced students?21. How do parents supporttheir child in an eLearningenvironment?22. Can a student transferback to a traditional,magnet or high schooloptions program?23. Can a student withdrawfrom the virtual schooland go back to their homeschool at any time?All school aged children that reside inside the Guilford County limits are eligible to apply to the GuilfordeLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning University Prep.At the Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning University Prep, parents/guardians serve asa learning coach; monitoring engagement, providing a welcoming workspace, ensuring connectivity isaccessible, and supporting learning while championing your child’s progress and achievements.Yes; students will not lose their seat and may return to their home or choice school at the end of thesemester or end of the school year.Students will only be able to transfer schools at the end of the year or the end of the semester. Thevirtual schools are for families making a long-term commitment to online learning. Students who will besuccessful in these schools have the discipline to devote themselves to learning at home by engaginginstruction in a virtual environment. Learning will be a mix of live lessons from GCS teachers and staff,similar to a classroom environment, and independent study, allowing for a flexible student schedule.More .comPage 5 5
Yes; students registered in the Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning University Prep will follow a Guilford County Schools pacing guide with flexibility to learn and succeed. 16. What is the grading policy? GCS P The Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy/ Guilford eLearning