Victoria ISD is set to launch Victoria Virtual School, a short-term, night school option serving grades pre-K through 12th for students who have tested positive for COVID-19 or students who are quarantining due to a member in their household testing COVID-19 positive. 

The program is set to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Victoria Virtual School (VVS) is a short-term option for eligible students who meet these specific criteria. Students are expected to return to their on-campus learning environment as soon as their quarantine period ends. Most eligible students will return to school within 10 days. TEA guidance has limited each student to 20 cumulative days of participation in programs like this for the school year.

VVS will be structured with one virtual classroom per grade level for students in elementary and middle schools. High school students will be grouped by course. Instruction in the short-term virtual school will focus on the core content areas of reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies. Instruction will occur within the Schoology Learning Management System.

Elementary students will receive at least two hours of synchronous instruction combined with asynchronous instruction for a total of four hours every school day. Synchronous instruction for elementary students in pre-K through 4th will occur from 4-6 p.m. daily. Students in grade 5 will receive one additional hour of synchronous instruction, occurring from 4-7 p.m. daily. Secondary students (6-12) will participate in four hours of synchronous instruction, occurring from 4-8 p.m. every school day. Lessons will align with the district curriculum and will focus on essential standards for the course or grade level and will be taught by VISD instructional staff members. 

Campus staff will use designated criteria to identify eligible students and notify the family to determine a start date. Technology will be available for students who have tested positive for COVID and a Home Usage Form will be required. 

For more information about Victoria ISD’s Victoria Virtual School, visit https://www.visd.net/o/covid