The Brockton Public Schools is launching a virtual school that is open to all Brockton students in grades K-12. Students enrolled in the Brockton Virtual Learning Academy will complete a full school year remotely under the direction of licensed BPS faculty. Students will be issued a BPS laptop and a MIFI device. To enroll, please click here.
We ask interested families to make every effort to enroll by Monday, August 23, so that we have time to plan student schedules and class lists.
The Brockton Virtual Learning Academy will have its own school administrators and staff. It is not a temporary option and is best suited for students who intend to stay enrolled for the entire school year. Students who would like to return to their sending school will need to complete a transfer process through the Parent Information Center. Students who enroll in the virtual learning academy must commit to staying in the program for at least one term.
If you have any questions that are not answered below, please email Kristina Gallant, Interim Coordinator of the Brockton Virtual Learning Academy, at KRISTINAMGALLANT@bpsma.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will the school hours of operation be?
8:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Will my child be able to return to their current school for the 2022-2023 school year?
Yes. The only exception is the Manthala George, Jr. Global Studies School. Since the virtual learning academy does not offer dual language immersion programs, George School students would not be allowed to return to the George since they would be a full school year behind their peers. They would need to be reassigned to a different elementary school.
How is this different than the remote learning program my student participated in last year?
The Brockton Virtual Learning Academy is similar in that students will spend the majority of their time learning under the instruction of their teacher(s) while being given time to complete independent work. However, it differs in that the Brockton Virtual Learning Academy is its own school with its own school administrators and staff.
While it is a great option for families who would prefer to keep their children home during the pandemic, the virtual academy was proposed prior to the pandemic as a school for students who thrive in a remote learning environment. If you choose, your child may stay in the program all the way through graduation. Virtual school students will not be required to return to the classroom when the pandemic ends.
My child takes Advanced Placement courses. Are those offered by the learning academy?
Yes. We will also offer additional self-directed courses to students seeking an academic challenge. If you'd like to learn more, please email KRISTINAMGALLANT@bpsma.org.