The number one goal of the Spring ISD Virtual Learning Program (VLP) as we work with students and their parents is to provide you with the information you need to help your student be successful in the online environment. In other words, we want to partner with you in your student’s education.
Who is eligible to enroll?
Spring ISD Virtual Learning Program courses are available for 7th – 12th grade students to earn high school credit in core content areas such English, Mathematics, and Social Studies as well as Languages Other Than English.
How does my student enroll?
Students may preregister online when registration is open. However, a student must be approved by the campus counselor prior to enrollment. Students are encouraged to contact their campus counselor for more information on the courses offered through the VLP.
Are there any requirements for Virtual Learning Program courses?
There are only three requirements for enrolling in Virtual Learning Program courses. The first is that the student be enrolled in Spring ISD. Second, the student must have a computer and Internet access at home. Thirdly, the student must be willing to commit to at least one hour per day to meet course requirements.
How do I contact my student’s teacher?
Each teacher has specified office hours when students or parents may contact them for immediate assistance by telephone. Hours and contact numbers are found at the beginning of each course page. Otherwise, all calls will be returned within 24 hours at the most. If you prefer to email your student’s teacher, that information is also provided in the same location.
How do I check grades and attendance?
As the parent/guardian of a student enrolled in a Virtual Learning Program course, you not only have the right to regularly check on grades, you are encouraged to do so. Click here for a document explaining how to do this.
When will I receive official grade reports?
Virtual Learning Program grades are included on the district report cards. The district calendar for each grading period can be found on the Spring ISD website under general information. Report cards are generally distributed a week following the end of the grading period.
How does my student earn credit for a virtual course?
Grades earned in a Virtual Learning Program course will apply to the student’s grade point average. Students must earn a final grade average of 70% or above in order to receive credit. Credit will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
How do I get technical help for my student?
If you need technical assistance for your student, please contact the help desk technician at email@example.com. Hours of availability are posted under Contact Us - Help Desk.
What should I do if our home computer is not working?
Don’t wait until the student is not performing successfully to let us know. As soon as you realize that your home computer is not working because of a virus or other issue, contact the Virtual Learning Program at 281-891-6223. We will set up an appointment to loan your student a computer without charge for up to 60 days. Students may also work on their courses on their SISD campuses. Laptops and computers are available for use.
What should I do if our Internet is not working?
Please contact us right away so that we are aware of the situation. Students may to to area locations that offer free Wi-Fi such as libraries and community centers. Students may also work on their courses on their SISD campuses. Laptops and computers are available for use.
What can I do to help my student?
There are several things that parents can do to help their students be successful in the online environment.
- Allow students at least 1 hour per day to work on coursework.
- Establish a designated place for your student to work.
- Check on your student’s progress – including grades and attendance.
- Ask your student how things are going.
- Stay in contact with the teacher.
- Ask questions when you are unsure of something.
- Contact us if there is a problem