The Virtual Learning Academy Charter School is New Hampshire’s online chartered public school, available to Granite State students who have not graduated yet at no additional charge. It is part of NH’s public education system with the same standards, testing requirements, and issues a state-recognized diploma.
VLACS is available to students on full-time, considered enrollment in a chartered public school, and part-time basis as part of a home education program. Some local districts offer VLACS as their remote learning option. Learn more about the distinctions between full-time and part-time here as it relates to homeschooling.
VLACS often requires prospective full-time students enroll for a “trial” period prior to being accepted as full-time students. During this time, if it occurs during the traditional school year, families need to file a home education notification to avoid truancy issues. Families may file this notification with their choice of the local SAU office, a private school that offers this service, or the NH Department of Education. The process is easy and can be found on our Where to Begin page. This is a temporary status.
Once the student is admitted to VLACS on a full-time basis, the family must inform the above education agency that the home education program is terminated. This is required so that your child is not included as an on-going home educated student.
Families who utilize VLACS as a portion of their home ed program, on a part-time basis, do not need to file the termination notice until such time that the home education program is ended or the student graduates.
Home-educated students can take up to six credits with VLACS during their July 1 to June 30 academic year.
In August 2022, we did a virtual event with a senior administrator at VLACS to learn more about their opportunities for homeschool students.