Baldwin County Virtual School registration open for 2021 – 22 school year

Registration period closes April 30 for all grade levels

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Posted 3/25/21

For the 2021-2022 school year, Baldwin County Public Schools will continue offering an alternative to traditional, brick and mortar education. Today, parents and students have a choice.

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Baldwin County Virtual School registration open for 2021 – 22 school year

Registration period closes April 30 for all grade levels

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For the 2021-2022 school year, Baldwin County Public Schools will continue offering an alternative to traditional, brick and mortar education. Today, parents and students have a choice.

What is Baldwin County Virtual School?

Baldwin County offers two virtual schools, one serving Kindergarten through 6th grade students and one serving 7th through 12th grade students. The Baldwin County Virtual Elementary School provides robust educational experiences across all content areas, challenging students to hone their skills as analytical thinkers and problem solvers.

The Baldwin County Virtual Secondary School is equally rigorous, offering a fast paced, college preparatory school for students and families in Baldwin County. The schools afford students an option separate to traditional school.

Is Virtual School the right choice for me?

Virtual school is not for everyone. The 2020-21 school year was filled with many challenges for students and their families. Students faced a range of difficulties, such as lack of adequate internet access, adjusting to the new online course format, differing expectations for virtual courses as compared to traditional courses, and submitting online coursework. Some families discovered the virtual school setting did not meet the needs of their child, while other students excelled with the rigorous demands of the school.

Why should I choose Baldwin County Virtual School?

Baldwin County Virtual School offers students a balanced education with exceptional instruction by certified and accredited academic professionals, for both elementary and secondary students. Attending Baldwin County Virtual School is a choice. Secondary students must have a 2.5 grade point average, while elementary students must have passing report card grades. For both elementary and secondary, potential students should have no record of discipline issues at their brick-and-mortar campus and no course failures if they have previously attended one of the virtual schools. Students accepted into the Baldwin County Virtual Schools will learn time management, online collaboration and research skills while preparing for their future.

What should I expect if my child attends Virtual School?

Students who attend classes in virtual school are under the same standards as traditional brick and mortar schools. Students must adhere to BCBE Guidelines, attendance policies, discipline protocols and state educational guidelines. Elementary students will attend courses online daily during a pre-determined time frame and will work one-on-one with their teachers. Students in secondary education will develop their course schedules and receive a class schedule for instruction.

How do I apply to attend BCVS?

Students and families must apply to attend either of the virtual schools. Applications will only be accepted until April 30. Applications will not be considered after April 30. Students may not apply to attend the school at the conclusion of the school year or during new/returning student registration.

If your child is interested in attending either the Baldwin County Virtual Elementary School or the Baldwin County Virtual Secondary School, please complete your application online at www.baldwinvirtual.com. As a reminder, applications will only be accepted until April 30, 2021.