High School Virtual Learning

  • 2021-22 School Year

    LISD is excited to announce the expansion of courses available in the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) for the 2021-22 school year. We know the in-person learning model best suits a great majority of our students, but we also know many students are thriving in a virtual learning environment and families may still prefer choices in their child’s education due to health and safety concerns for next school year. 

    Virtual program offerings are dependent on current legislation.

    Applications are now being accepted for students wishing to participate in VLA for the upcoming school year. Applications will be accepted through May 24. Selected students and families will be notified of their acceptance in summer 2021. Included below are a few important FAQ’s. Additional program details are available on the application and at LISD.net/VLA.

    Please note - it is our intention to begin the 2021-22 school year in a much more traditional way, what most would consider a “typical” school environment. Effective Monday, June 21, masks will be optional at LISD facilities and some other level orange restrictions that were in place this year will be removed. This plan, and the final decision which will be made just before school starts, is completely dependent on the health-related circumstances in our communities in late July and early August.

    *NOTE: Grade levels served in the high school VLA program are dependent on current legislation. Applying for this program is a semester commitment. Students will not be able to change between this virtual program and in-person classes each nine weeks.


  • What will this virtual program look like?

  • What will the learning experience look like?

  • What classes will and will NOT be available in this program?

  • What will happen if the virtual program is not able to be offered due to current legislation?

  • If my student is a full-time online student, will they still be associated with their home campus?

  • Who can participate in VLA?

  • How is the 2021-22 virtual learning different from the 2020-2021 school year?

  • What will be expected of my student in a VLA class?

  • Why is the course catalog limited?

  • Are virtual courses indicated on a student’s transcript differently from in-person courses?

  • Will these courses be cleared through the NCAA clearinghouse?

  • What about the schedule requests my child completed in the spring - how will this be impacted?

  • Will my child need specific technology to participate in this?

  • Will my child be able to participate in on-campus activities? (campus events, clubs, organizations, dances, etc)

  • Will virtual students be required to take STAAR End of Course (EOC) tests?