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Learning in 2020

Wanting a transfer to Virtual School House for 2nd Semester, Spring 2021?


    The open enrollment period for 2nd Semester, Spring 2021 at Virtual School House is November 16, 2020 - December 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM. 

    Choosing to enroll at Virtual School House means: 

    • You are staying in the West Ada School District, but changing your home school to Virtual School House.  You will be unenrolled from your current 'brick and mortar' school.  
    • You will be enrolled at Virtual School House for all of 2nd Semester, Spring 2021. Any requests for transfer after December 4, 2020 will require approval through the in-district transfer process.  
    • You will be taught by current West Ada School District teachers.  Many of our elementary teachers instruct from classrooms in West Ada schools.  
    • You will receive quality instruction through a completely online learning platform.  This will include a combination of 'live' synchronous instruction (daily/weekly required schedules during the school day) and asynchronous instruction (practice activities, independent projects, recorded instruction.  Students and parents should expect at least 5.5 hours of daily coursework and instruction.  
    • You will be offered a limited number of course offerings.  These courses are focused on grade level and graduation requirements. 

    The open enrollment period ends on December 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM.  This is a firm deadline.  This deadline is established prior to the end of 2nd Semester in order to:

    • Ensure classes are available and scheduled for all K-12 students at VSH.
    • Determine the number of teachers needed at VSH and identify any teacher transfers from West Ada brick and mortar schools.
    • Distribute technology and/or required materials .
    • Assign online resources/apps to VSH students.
    • Train and provide professional development to our teachers to ensure effective instruction in an online platform.

    For additional questions or expectations for learning at Virtual School House, please visit our web site at www.westada.org/VSH.  


    Follow these instructions if you are ALREADY ENROLLED AT ANOTHER WEST ADA SCHOOL:

    If your student is currently enrolled in a West Ada School, you will need to complete the Virtual School Transfer Form located in Schoolforms in PowerSchool.

    1. Sign in to PowerSchool ( https://ps.westada.org/public/home.html )

    2. Click on the "Update Student Information" link located in the top right corner of the screen.

    Example of what the "Update Student Information" link looks like.

    3. Click on the "SchoolForms" link in the Applications window.

    Example of what the SchoolForms link looks like on the Applications window.

    4. Click on the "Virtual School Transfer Form" for each child you would like to enroll in VSH.

    Example of where to find the Virtual School Transfer Form


    Follow these instructions if you are NEW TO THE WEST ADA SCHOOL DISTRICT:

    If you are new to the district you will need to fill out the Pre-Registration Form, and choose Virtual School House as the school you want to attend.  The form is located at https://register.westada.org/preregister.html

    Example of choosing Virtual School House on the Preregistration form: 

    Example of choosing Virtual School House in the Preregistration form