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Walton County School District

Walton Virtual School

General Information About Walton Virtual School

The Walton County School District offers individual courses (up to a full schedule) through the Walton Virtual School to public, private, and home school students that are in grades Kindergarten through 12th. As a franchise partner with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the Walton County School District is able to provide one of the best on-line curriculum programs in the country at no cost to you. 

Beginning with the Spring Semester of 2020, the Walton Virtual School will also offer courses for initial credit through Edgenuity.

Through Edgenuity and FLVS, Walton Virtual School is able to offer two (2) different program options: Walton Virtual Full-time and Walton Virtual Part-time. Both programs provide on-line instruction from Walton County teachers who are certified and considered highly-qualified educators by the Florida Department of Education.

  

Walton Virtual Part-time requirements are as follows:

  • Student must be enrolled in a Walton County Public School.
  • A full course schedule of at least six (6) courses is required. A combination of courses at the brick and mortar Walton County Public School, Walton Virtual School courses and Florida Virtual School courses are acceptable.

  

Walton Virtual Full-time requirements are as follows: 

  • A full course schedule of at least six (6) WVS courses is required. A combination of WVS courses and Florida Virtual School/Edgenuity courses are acceptable if a course is not offered thorugh WVS.
  • Florida Standards Assessment participation is required.

   

With the Walton Virtual full-time option, a Walton County diploma may be earned.

  

Walton Virtual part-time students may be public or home school students; however, since Walton Virtual School is a public school, courses begin and end according to the Walton County School District School Board approved school calendar. 

  

Whether you choose to participate in the full-time or part-time virtual option, you will have: 

  • The ability to monitor your student’s day to day academic activity at home for the courses that you choose
  • The advantage and convenience of a state-of-the-art kindergarten through 12th grade online curriculum for:
        •    Regular classes
        •    Honors classes
  • The ability to access your student’s online school activity, lessons, grades, and teacher communications
  • The advantage of a certified teacher from Walton County to assist you and your student with questions that may arise
        •    Teachers are required to return calls and e-mails within 24 hours and grade assignments within 48 hours
        •    Teachers are required to contact parents and students monthly
        •    Peer communication is available with online threads for students to collaborate

    

Curriculum

For 6th through 12th grade, Walton Virtual School utilizes Florida Virtual School curriculum facilitated by certified Walton County School District teachers.

Walton Virtual School 6-12 Courses for the 2020-2021 School Year - Subject to teacher availability

   

For Kindergarten through 5th grade, Walton Virtual School utilizes K12 curriculum facilitated by certified Walton County School District teachers.

Click here for an introduction to K12.

Walton Virtual School offers Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education courses that correspond with the student's grade level for elementary students.

     

Parent/Student Information

Information for Enrollment

If desiring to enroll in Walton Virtual School full-time, please make note of the following:

 

Please see the “Registration Checklist” for the forms and documents required for enrollment. NOTE:  All paperwork must be filled out completely and returned prior to the close of the enrollment window.

 

Middle and high school students must enroll in a minimum of six courses. Please refer to Walton County School District’s Student Progression Plan.

 

The student will need to return to the zoned school for all Florida state required assessments, i.e., Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), EOC (End of Course) exams, etc.

 

The nine week grades a student has for the current semester will not transfer. The student will have to begin the semester over again.

 

Please keep in mind that 5% of each class must be completed each week. Once a student is 20% or more behind, a conference with the parent and student will be required to discuss continued enrollment in Walton Virtual School.

 

Enrollment in Walton Virtual School will continue from year to year unless a formal withdrawal is requested, and documentation is completed by the parent or guardian.

 

 

Please contact the Walton Virtual School Office for more information.

Jaime Mitchell

Walton Virtual School Program Administrator

(850) 892-1100, ext. 1514

  

Meghan Miller

Walton Virtual School TSA

(850) 892-1100, ext. 1549

  

  

Additional Resources

Social Emotional Learning

Standard Diploma Requirements

  

Announcements

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program application will open on January 11, 2021. The Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides academic advising, along with financial support for school, summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.

Eligible applicants should:

  • Be entering 8th grade in the fall of 2021.
  • Have earned all As and Bs since the beginning of 6th grade.
  • Reside in the U.S. and plan to attend high school in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate financial need with a maximum adjusted gross income of $95,000.
To register for email updates about the program and application, please click here. Thank you for your dedication to high-achieving students of all backgrounds.

Warm regards,

Alan Royal

Director, Outreach and Partnerships
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  

College Board Information

Students wishing to take Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, the PSAT, the SAT, and/or the ACT must contact their zoned brick and mortar school.

  

Reading Scholarship Accounts

On March 23, 2020, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran issued Emergency Order No. 2020-EO-01 cancelling all statewide assessments for the 2019-20 school year. Given this new directive, the department developed new eligibility criteria for the Reading Scholarship Account. Therefore, for the 2020-21 school year, students will be eligible for a $500 stipend to cover an array of reading remediation supports (including district-run programs) if they fall into one or all of the following priority-ordered categories:

• Students in grades 3 through 5 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and scored a Level 1 or 2 on their most recent Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)-ELA, or in 2019-20 were identified with a substantial deficiency in reading based on their most recent available screening and progress monitoring assessment, and are classified as an English Language Learner (ELL) enrolled in a program or receiving services that are specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of ELL students;

• Students in grades 3 through 5 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and scored a Level 1 or 2 on their most recent FSA-ELA or in 2019-20 were identified with a substantial deficiency in reading based on their most recent available screening and progress monitoring assessment;

• Students in grades 3-5 who are enrolled in one of Florida’s 300 Lowest-Performing Elementary Schools in 2018-19; or

• Students in grades 3-5 who are enrolled in one of Florida’s elementary schools that earned a D or F school grade in 2018-19.

Parents of students who meet any of the above requirements may apply using the attached form by going to the Step Up For Students website. Parents who have additional questions may email [email protected], or call 877-735-7837.

  

Enrollment Process

Below are the documents needed to enroll in Walton Virtual School. Please complete all required paperwork and return (Attention:  Walton Virtual School) via

  1. Mail to or drop off:  145 South Park Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 or
  2. Email to:  [email protected].

Until all required documentation is completed, returned, and verified, your child cannot be enrolled in courses.

 

Forms for Enrollment

Walton Virtual School Registration Checklist   

  

Please use the Registration Checklist to veryify that all required paperwork is completed and returned.

 

Walton County School District New Student Registration (Spanish)

 

Please make sure to complete the entire page of the document and sign at the bottom.

 

Walton County School District Emergency Card (Spanish)

 

Please make sure to complete both pages of the document and sign the last page.

 

Walton County School District Student Residency Questionnaire Form (Spanish)

 

Please make sure to complete applicable sections of the document and sign at the bottom.

 

Walton Virtual School Household Income - Educational Benefits Form (Optional)

 

This form is used to determine eligibility for additional State and Federal program benefits for which your child(ren) may qualify.

 

Walton Virtual School Student Information Sheet

 

Please make sure to complete with the most current contact information.

 

Walton Virtual School Conditional Enrollment Agreement     

 

Please read carefully and sign attesting that you understand and agree to follow the suggestions listed.

 

Walton Virtual School State Testing Notification

 

All Walton Virtual School students are required to participate in state testing according to grade level and course requirements. Please read carefully, complete, and sign attesting that you understand.

 

Walton Virtual School Student Academic Integrity Contract

 

Please read carefully and sign attesting that you understand possible consequences if collusion or plagarism occur.

 

Walton Virtual School Request for Student Records

 

Please complete the highlighted sections only and submit with the registration paperwork. Walton Virtual School with complete the remainder of the document and submit to the prior school of enrollment.

 

Walton Virtual School - School Advisory Council Meeting

Climate Surveys

Walton Virtual School is striving to make ours the best virtual school option available. In order to do so, we need your feedback. If you are a current student or a parent of a current student, please take a few minutes to complete the survey that best fits your role. Thank you in advance for your time, and please be assured that your feedback will be considered as we plan for the 2020-2021 school year.

 
Parent Climate Survey:
http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/9051571
  
Student Climate Survey:
http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/0312135
 

 

You are invited to attend our next School Advisory Council meeting.

If you would like to join Walton Virtual School's School Advirsory Council, please send an email to [email protected].

Date:   TBD
Time:   TBD
Location:

  TBD

Walton County School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law in its educational programs, services or activities or in its hiring or employment practices.  Retaliation against an employee for engaging in a protected activity is prohibited.  The Board also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.
Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation.  The district may assess each student’s ability to benefit from special programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for successful participation.
Applicants/individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer at 145 South Park Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 or (850) 892-1100, ext. 1111, for assistance.