Q: How does a Virtual Scholars online course work?
A: Once your counselor has completed the registration process, you will be able to log in and start the “Student Orientation”. Your counselor will provide you with a confirmation letter that includes the enrollment information. After completing your orientation, you will have access to your online course.
Q: What are my options for communicating with my Virtual Scholars teacher?
A: Communication with your instructor(s) is through email, telephone, the messaging system within your course, face-to-face, and through web chat. Instructors have scheduled office hours. They are online and available to help you during this set time.
Q: How long do I have to complete a course?
A: Virtual Scholars courses are designed to take about 15-18 weeks, but you may choose to finish sooner if you work outside of your scheduled online class. Students who are not on pace to complete the course within the 18 weeks may be placed on an academic contract in order to remained enrolled in the course.
Q: What is the cost of a VS blended online course?
A: During the regular school year, there is no cost for a VS blended online course. Note: VS courses taken during Portland Evening Scholars or Summer Scholars incur regular registration fees.
Q: Who are the teachers?
A: See the entire Virtual Scholar Staff here.