SY 24-25 Student Re-registration Window Opened on April 10

The Student Re-registration window opened on April 10, 2024. Parents should complete a re-registration for each currently enrolled student as soon as possible. During re-registration, parents must indicate whether their student will be withdrawing or returning for the upcoming school year.

Instructional Model

The DoDEA Virtual School (DVS) was created to provide supplementary academic opportunities for military-connected students. DoDEA Virtual School courses are specifically designed to be delivered online.

 

 

Certification

All DoDEA Virtual School (DVS) courses are taught by certified DoDEA teachers who have been hired by the DVS.

 

General Program Eligibility

DVS students must first be enrolled in a DoDEA brick and mortar school (BAM) to attend the DVS; once enrolled in their BAM, eligible students can select up to two supplemental courses each semester with the DVS.*

*Special Program Eligibility: Students approved for the Non-DoDEA School Program, the Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program, or the Domestic Transition Program are eligible for enrollment in the DVS. Please see our website for information on these programs.

 

Course Enrollment

Brick-and-mortar (BAM) middle and high school counselors are responsible for requesting each student’s DVS course(s) through the DoDEA Student Information System (DSIS) workflow. The BAM counselor also requests any withdrawals through the DSIS workflow. Once accepted, the BAM counselor is responsible for notifying students of enrollment status.

 

DVS Course Curriculum

DVS courses, curriculum, and services do not encompass the full continuum of educational options available at DoDEA brick and mortar schools. The options for courses and services within DVS may differ from those offered at other DoDEA schools.

Accredited: Each DVS course is specifically designed to be delivered virtually. Whether contracted through a vendor or developed by the Virtual School, all Virtual School courses meet DoDEA’s College and Career Standards for grade level and curricular area.
Course access: All course materials are accessed through Schoology, the DoDEA Learning Management System. Once enrolled, courses are available to students at any time on any day (asynchronous delivery).

 

Designated Class Period

Students must have a facilitator and designated class period on their BAM schedule for each DVS class in which they are enrolled.

Location: Though students have a designated period during the school day in which to work on their DVS course, they can access the course at any time from any computer with a working internet connection. 
Assignment schedule: Courses are not self-paced. All students are provided a schedule with required due dates in each course. 
To complete their assignments, students may have to work at times other than their designated class period, to include seminar or at home.

 

Attendance

Regular attendance in a DVS course is expected and is linked to student academic success. Physical attendance is taken by the facilitator in the BAM school. Online course attendance is automatically monitored each time a student logs in and/or submits an assignment.

 

Teacher Workday

Teachers and students are often located in different regions and time zones. Most courses include students from multiple time zones. 
Teachers have office hours that provide students the opportunity to meet synchronously (in real time) with their teacher via the DoDEA instant messenger or web conferencing tools.
The teacher workday may include early mornings or evenings.

 

Teaching and Learning

Instruction occurs when students engage with embedded course materials, with other students, and with the teacher. 
Direct instruction includes student engagement with announcements, curriculum, video, audio, resource materials, and written or verbal feedback from teachers.
Learning occurs when students interact with the curriculum, video, audio, and resource materials embedded in their course before completing their assignments. Students then complete, or attempt to complete, their assignments according to their assignment schedule. 
At times, this may require students to work together, to work on materials outside of their designated class period, to review materials, or to seek assistance from the teacher. 

 

Synchronous (Real Time) Meetings

When students require additional support or instruction, students and teachers may interact synchronously through individual or small group meetings using DoDEA instant messaging and web conferencing tools.

Each course is designed in such a way that students can work through the material (and the assignments) before meeting with teachers (asynchronous delivery). 
When students have questions or difficulty with an assignment, students first attempt completion to the best of their ability, then reach out to the teacher for one-on-one synchronous support. 
Synchronous support is generally provided during office hours to students one-on-one or in small groups as needed. It is rarely provided to the whole class. Synchronous meetings may also be scheduled with the teacher.
Because of time zone differences, synchronous sessions may be scheduled outside of what is considered a traditional school day. All synchronous sessions will be scheduled at a reasonable time for participants.
Teachers may require one-on-one or small group sessions with students. 
When scheduled by their teachers, students are required to attend synchronous sessions unless excused. 

 

Tech Support

The Virtual School provides a worldwide Help Desk which offers technology support for DVS students and teachers. It provides the most rapid resolution to technical problems within the DVS.

When students experience any difficulty logging in, accessing their course materials, or uploading assignments, they should immediately submit a Help Desk request.
In addition to submitting a Help Desk request, students should notify their teacher via email, indicating that a Help Desk request has been submitted.
The Help Desk link can be found in each course and on the DVS Homepage.

DVS Help Desk

 

Further Information

Please visit the DVS Home Page for more information. 

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