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    LVS New Student Applications for the 2022-2023 School year is now CLOSED.  As you consider applying to Lawrence Virtual School in the future, please review the following as you decide if LVS is the best educational choice for your family:

    • Required proctoring for state assessments (held during the spring semester);
    • Field trip and enrichment opportunities
    • Student support services

    After reviewing the criteria and expectations below, you will find information about applying at the bottom of this page: 

    Criteria for all applications: 

    • Resident of Kansas
    • Signed assurance indicating understanding that parent/guardian will fulfill a learning coach role for the established number of hours by grade level.
    • Attend an LVS orientation/information session (offered in the fall)

    Below are specific criteria and expectations for elementary, middle and high school:

    LVS Elementary (Grades K-5) is a standards-based program. Live classes are taught Monday through Thursday by highly qualified, certified teachers who also engage with students individually through one on one conferences. 

    Student Expectations: Grades K-5 students are expected to be engaged in daily lessons in addition to attending live class sessions. Live classes are offered twice a day, once in the morning and again in the afternoon, to provide attendance flexibility. Students can expect to be in a live class session for approximately 1.5 hours each day. Live classes taught consist of math, ELA, science, and social studies. Math and ELA interventions are offered daily for students who need additional support. Students are required to attend a bi-weekly, individualized conference with their teacher. This is set up collaboratively between parent/teacher prior to beginning classes. Outside of live classes, students should expect to spend 18-20 hours each week extending on school work. 

    Parent/Learning Coach Expectations: Parent/Learning Coach is expected to support the student on daily assigned lessons 18-22 hours per week. It is important for the Learning Coach to recognize appropriate support, modifications, and accommodations necessary for the student to be successful in a virtual learning environment. Learning coaches should be available to partner and collaborate with their child's teacher.  

    LVS Middle School (Grades 6-8) Live classes are daily, Monday through Thursday by highly-qualified certified teachers. Teachers engage with students individually through bi-weekly one on one conferences to provide additional academic support. These conferences are mutually and collaboratively agreed upon by the homeroom teacher and learning coach/student prior to the start of the semester. Math, ELA, science, and social studies courses are offered at the middle school level. Math and ELA interventions are available weekly to provide additional support for students. 

    Student Expectations: Grades 6-8 students are expected to be engaged in live classes daily or watch recorded lessons, complete assigned lessons, and attend conferences with their homeroom teacher as scheduled. Students are expected to spend 25-40 hours per week attending live class sessions or watching recording, and assigned class work.

    Parent/Learning Coach Expectations: Parent/Learning Coach is expected to support the student on daily assigned lessons an average of 25-40 hours per week. It is important for the Learning Coach to recognize appropriate support, modifications, and accommodations necessary for the student to be successful in a virtual learning environment. Learning coaches should be available to partner and collaborate with their child's teacher.  

    LVS High School (Grades 9-12) Live classes are taught throughout the week by highly-qualified certified teachers who also engage with students individually through one on one conferences. 

    Student Expectations: Grades 9-12 students are expected to be engaged in daily assigned lessons, combined with attending live classes for approximately 25-40 hours per week.

    Parent/Learning Coach Expectations: Parent/Learning Coach is expected to support the student on daily assigned lessons an average of 25-40 hours per week.It is important for the Learning Coach to recognize appropriate support, modifications, and accommodations necessary for the student to be successful in a virtual learning environment. Learning coaches should be available to partner and collaborate with their child's teacher.  

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    Currently enrolled in USD497 Lawrence Public School? Please contact your current school to transfer to LVS. For information contact lvsapplicant@usd497.org.

     
     
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