We are an Arkansas-based program that is implemented through a partnership between the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives. We provide an array of quality digital courses to public school students in Arkansas and utilize Arkansas licensed instructors. We are not an online high school or a diploma-granting institution but are a resource for supplementing education for public school students. Students who are enrolled in a public school may be enrolled in Virtual Arkansas courses by the local school administration.
This campus focuses on assisting Arkansas public schools in providing courses in English, Reading or Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language, Social Studies, and Arts. These subject areas are defined as core subjects in the Every Student Succeeds Act and in the Rules Governing Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts. Due to the increasing shortage of available qualified teachers and the need for students to have alternate scheduling at the school, we provide a full-service package for Arkansas schools.
Virtual Arkansas full-service courses provide access to an Arkansas certified instructor and aligned curriculum within a modified blended learning environment. We utilize web-based applications to deliver courses in an equitable, efficient, and effective manner. Three days a week, students are given access to an interactive online curriculum. Two days a week, students are engaged with their instructor using zoom. Our courses are online courses but we provide access to the instructor on a regular basis. The full-service option mirrors the local school day and fits into any bell schedule. The Core Campus also provides a more flexible service model for credit recovery and public school students that are homebound due to medical circumstances.