RCS Virtual Academy Option

For those interested in online learning, check out the RCS Virtual Academy. (Application link at bottom.)

RCS Virtual Academy Overview

The RCS Virtual Academy courses are completely online. The majority of courses are taught by RCS teachers; however, we have also partnered with Rockingham Community College who will be offering several online college courses.

The RCS Virtual Academy is a program for students to take courses toward graduation and/or college credit.  The RCS Virtual Academy is a new innovative delivery method available to all students in grades 10 - 12 who want to experience online courses through 21st century technology.  By creating well-developed, student-centered courses that focus on rigorous instruction for independent learners, the RCS Virtual Academy provides flexibility to students and their individual needs.

Through offering online courses that are in high demand for today’s driven independent learners, the RCS Virtual Academy supports core courses and electives that will allow students to explore distance learning at both the high school and college levels.  Similarly, by offering Honors, Advanced Placement, and College level courses students can accelerate learning and gain access to educators who will reach student needs through the dynamic media of online coursework. The available online college courses within the RCS Virtual Academy are aligned with the College & Career Promise program through Rockingham Community College.  

The Virtual Academy is open to students in grades 10 - 12 at all schools. Each class will be capped at a maximum of 25 students. 

Recruitment of Students

We need counselors and teachers to actively promote and recruit students for these courses. Interested students should contact their counselor to discuss options. 

Course Structure

These courses are not tied to a block schedule.  Students could work on the course at any time of the day or night.  RCS courses will use CANVAS.  RCS teachers would be responsible for having 2 times each day where they could respond to questions from students.  In addition, there are at least 2 required live meetings each semester.

Please contact Elizabeth Covell (ecovell@rock.k12.nc.us) if you have any questions.

Please click here to view our RCS Virtual Handbook and Student Agreement

View Virtual Academy Information Session

Link to RCS Virtual Academy Application

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