Radford City Schools announces virtual academy, providing online learning opportunities free of charge


RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Radford City Public Schools has announced that it will be providing a virtual program to support the changing needs of students starting in the 2021-22 school year.

The new program, VIIRTUAL Academy will help the district provide the most robust virtual learning platform possible.

The academy will feature the following:

  • Free online learning opportunities for residents of Radford, presented by Radford City Public Schools
  • All grade levels/subjects will be taught by licensed teachers
  • Eligible to participate in VHSL sponsored athletics, clubs and activities
  • Technology is provided
  • Access to learning labs will be offered for academic support and enrichment opportunities
  • Earn a diploma approved by the Virginia Board of Education.

The academy’s development has been able to establish partnerships with Virtual Virginia, The Virginia Department of Education and Virginia Virtual of Stride, formally known as K12.

Students will still have the option of learning in-person during the next school year.

Radford City Schools has released a video explaining the instructional choices for the 2021-22 school year, which can be viewed below.

The district is asking parents to complete an online survey about the upcoming 2021-22 learning models, which can be found by clicking here.

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