9-12 Programs

Whether students are looking for single courses to supplement their brick-and-mortar studies or a full-time virtual option, VTVLC has a program to fit the needs of Vermont’s 9th- through 12th-graders.

Full Time 9-12

The flexibility of learning virtually, full-time with VTVLC means that you can take high school with you, wherever you go.

Part Time Online Programs

Need a learning option that allows you to learn at your own pace? Have a scheduling conflict that prevents you from taking the courses you want? Register for a VTVLC course, a la carte.

On-Demand Courses

Learn at your own pace: start a half-credit course at any time, and complete within six months.

Traditional Courses

Take one of your courses online during the fall or spring semester in addition to your regular school schedule. 


Personalized Assessment of Student Standards: design your own course, and earn high school credit.

VTVLC Student Blog

The Widened World of Online Learning

If you’ve turned on the news lately, you’ve probably seen footage of people protesting across the country. These individuals are coming from hundreds of different backgrounds. They don’t know the story of the person next to them, but they’re there together, ready to demand change. It’s incredible to watch. We’re living through history-making events, and while it is inspiring, it can also be scary. Fortunately, I’m more prepared than ever, because of the world exposure I receive for taking my classes online.

Brainstorming Ways to Improve Traditional Classrooms

There are a number of ways traditional school could be improved that I would love to see make the jump from idea to reality. While the feasibility of implementation ranges from simple to complex, the following are ways traditional schools could be improved to foster greater enjoyment, productivity, and motivation.

Opportunities for Learning Outside of the Online Classroom

VTVLC Student Blog The current pandemic has brought along a lot of change since Governor Phil Scott announced the Stay Home, Stay Safe order that went into effect in late March. Among these changes, at least for a period of time, is the deferment of what is considered...

VTVLC Essay Contest Winner

We asked our students how being a VTVLC student has affected them during a time in which schools are shifting to a virtual learning modality. Jing Yi, a full-time student at Burr and Burton Academy who takes additional classes at VTVLC, responded with a winning essay. Read on to hear her thoughts!

Managing School and Mental Health

When you were a child, did you ever read the book ​Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ​by Judith Viorst? If you didn’t, that’s alright. I’m pretty sure you can conclude the plot from the title. When I was young, I really liked this book. I thought the character of Alexander was pretty funny. As I’ve gotten older, though, this book has become more important to me. Before I go any further, I should probably let you in on a secret. I’m a bit depressed. I’ve learned to manage it, but it’s one of the reasons that I started taking classes online.

Preparing for College in the Virtual Classroom

VTVLC Student Blog For as long as I can remember, I’ve liked to plan ahead. The idea of the unknown, regardless of its capacity, has always terrified me. I constantly think about the future. And, by that I mean, I’ve been planning for college since I was ten. I used...

How to Stay Motivated While Learning at a Distance

For many, the freedom to determine your own schedule can also create challenges around staying motivated. It can be hard to find the motivation to be productive in classes that are difficult for you, especially when you are limited from in-person contact with peers and teachers. But there are many ways that you can stay motivated and, with that, be successful and efficient in your difficult classes.

Learning: Reimagined, Reignited

As I was growing up, school was one of my favorite things. I thoroughly enjoyed learning. I was always prepared for class, my pencil case organized in the most pristine way possible. When I reached middle school, my interest in education began to dwindle. All of a sudden, school was more draining than it was entertaining. I couldn’t figure out what had gone wrong. Was there something awry with my brain? By the time freshman year rolled around, I’d lost all interest in taking school seriously.

Freedom, Control, and Virtual School

Controlling your life is important for a multitude of reasons. It can help you maintain mental health, minimize stress, and maximize productivity. The flexibility of online schooling allows you to control your daily schedule to fit your lifestyle best. This allows you to wake up at a time that’s best for you, exercise throughout the day, and have plenty of free time that you can use to develop interests in new topics, hobbies and activities.