Letter from the LVS Principal

Dear Parents,

No responsibility in life is more complex or demanding than being a parent in today's society. From education to social issues, we are constantly making choices for our children that will pay tremendous dividends for the rest of their lives. One such choice that we as parents make each year is where to enroll our child for the best educational opportunity. Without question many options exist, yet none is more comprehensive, individualized, and family friendly with such a rich history than that of statewide Lawrence Virtual School (LVS). We have been serving the educational needs of families throughout Kansas for nearly a decade and there is simply no other Virtual School in the state that can match the work of the dedicated educational family of LVS.

As a publicly-funded program of the Lawrence School District and in partnership with K12, the Lawrence Virtual School makes it easy for you to be an active participant in your child's education. LVS families receive a complete curriculum, lesson planning programs, books and instructional materials, the use of a computer if needed, and the guidance of a licensed teacher. In short, everything you need for an excellent education.

The Lawrence Virtual School uses the world-class K12 curriculum. With this innovative learning program, LVS provides an education that meets or exceeds state standards and students demonstrate their knowledge and skills through state standardized tests.

While LVS has requirements for grade advancement, the K12 learning program allows families and teachers to work together to help elementary students maximize their academic potential. Middle and high school classes are more synchronous, but still allow for greater flexibility than is typically possible in traditional schools.

But LVS is not only about lessons. Elementary teachers organize school outings to museums, roller- and ice-skating parks, local zoos, and other interesting and enjoyable sites. Older students participate in a variety of activities, including clubs, student government, dances, and graduation ceremonies. These events bring families together and create real connections within the LVS community.

We are proud of the school's achievements and our outstanding parent, community, and faculty support system. LVS students continue to excel in all areas of academic achievement.

Not only are we proud of our school, we also believe that it is a profoundly good choice for families that are interested in getting actively involved in their children's education. We hope to welcome you soon to the Lawrence Virtual School community.

Take care,

G. Keith Wilson

LVS Principal