Enrollment and Attendance FAQs

Who can attend LVS?

The Lawrence Virtual School serves students in grades K-12 who reside within the state of Kansas.

How do I enroll my child in the Lawrence Virtual School?

To find out how to enroll, visit our How to Enroll page.

How many of my children can I enroll?

Because we provide all the lesson plans and materials needed for kindergarten through grade 10, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program. We currently have families with as many as five children in the program being guided by one learning coach or mentor in conjunction with the support of teachers.

Is the program available to children without a permanent address?

The McKinney Act of 1987, or P.L. 100-77, ensures that each child of a homeless individual, and each homeless youth shall have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youth. The act has been amended and is considered the McKinneyVento Act currently. Under the Act, schools are prohibited from delaying a homeless child's entry into school due to delays in obtaining school records. Rules regarding guardianship must be waived for homeless students living with foster parents or relatives other than their legal guardians. Individuals who would be considered McKinney-Vento students would be in housing temporarily and due to hardship, the housing is substandard or considered inadequate or a student is not living with a parent or guardian.

Lawrence Virtual School can offer school supplies and Title I services to qualifying homeless youth. Determinations of qualifying students are made on a case-by-case basis.

Parents/Students may review the Lawrence Virtual School Admission of Homeless Children and Youth policy by calling the school office at 785.330.4964. If you feel you may be eligible for services please call the school office at 785.330.4964.

What does it cost to attend the Lawrence Virtual School?

Since LVS is a public school program of Lawrence School District, there is no tuition. However, students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials (such as school supplies), as well as an annual $97 technology and instructional materials fee for all students (may be waived based on committee review).