How It Works (K-8)
The Lawrence Virtual School is a tuition-free, fully accredited public school that uses the K12 curriculum, which is accessed via an online school as well as through more traditional methods. Students are given flexibility in the times of day and location they can do their schoolwork, while being provided necessary instruction, support, and accountability to ensure adequate academic progress throughout the school year. Materials are delivered right to the family's doorstep - including books, CDs, and even microscopes and cell samples for science projects. To aid the learning process, technology (i.e. computers) are loaned to full-time families upon request. Multi-student families will have options for multiple computers based on availability.
We also partner parents and students with a highly qualified, Kansas-licensed teacher to guide and track their progress and achievement through the curriculum. Their primary responsibility of teachers is to assess, monitor, and assure the success of each student through weekly live sessions for students, supplemental activities, and tips on how to motivate and work with students with different learning needs. In addition to regular instruction weekly checkpoints are provided to ensure students are on-track according to their individualized plan of study. There are frequent face-to-face meetings and events as well.
Student-to-student interaction is also emphasized, so LVS students are provided with a variety of opportunities for social activities and engagement.
Who is this intended for?
The Lawrence Virtual School serves K-8 students who officially reside within the state of Kansas.
What are the costs?
Because we're part of the Lawrence School District system, the Lawrence Virtual School is tuition-free - including the exceptional K12 curriculum. A loaner computer is provided for eligible families.
How do I get started?
See our How to Enroll section for more information about how to get going.