Digital Learning

Due to block scheduling at the high school level, distance learning registration for the second semester of the 2021-22 school year is only open to high school students not currently enrolled in digital learning. Only middle school students who were enrolled in digital learning during the first semester will be allowed to continue online learning next semester. 

To enroll in digital learning, a student must meet the district’s eligibility requirements and have reliable internet access. Since the district is utilizing GaVS, students will not be able to return in person without penalty. Early withdrawal will result in fees to the parent/guardian as described below.

All high school parents should have received an email with information regarding registration for the Spring '22 semester on November 15. If you did not receive a link to the application, please contact District Learning Coordinator Mike Robison at [email protected].

Georgia Virtual School

  • All courses will be administered through GaVS.
  • GaVS courses require daily participation Monday through Friday.
  • GaVS is an online instructional program affiliated with the Georgia Department of Education that offers over 100 course offerings in the core content areas, world languages, CTAE, electives and a vast AP course selection.
  • Each course is taught by a certified teacher hired by the Georgia Department of Education.
  • Students enrolled in digital learning will not be assigned or instructed by WCSD teachers.

Academic Eligibility Requirements

  • Students in grades 9-12 must have a GPA of 85 or higher.

Time Commitment

  • High school students must commit to a full semester (January-May)
    • The registration deadline for the second semester of 2021-22 school year is November 26, 2021.

Other Important Considerations

  • GaVS is capable of accommodating EIP, Gifted and REP services.
  • Every student, regardless of grade level, will be expected to adhere to the school GaVS academic calendar which may differ from the WCSD academic calendar.
  • Students will be expected to follow the WCSD Student Code of Conduct.
  • Reliable internet access is required in order to participate in digital learning and a district-issued device is available for each student.
  • Sharing devices is not recommended as all students will be required to complete coursework during the day. Each student participating in digital learning is strongly encouraged to have their own district-issued device.
  • Students will be held accountable by the acceptable use of WCSD devices and associated technologies through Student Code of Conduct item 2.11 Inappropriate Use of Technology (GA .05).
  • Students will also be liable for damages to their WCSD-issued device through Student Code of Conduct item 2.13 Destruction of Property ($500 or less) (GA .20).
  • In order to utilize a WCSD issued Chromebook. Parents must purchase a $20 protection plan per device in order to take home a WCSD-issued Chromebook.

For more information, contact your child's home school or 
District Learning Coordinator Mike Robison at [email protected].
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