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.
Working closely with the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Career Education, the Career Education campus of Virtual Arkansas, located at Dawson Education Cooperative, provides a career-focused curriculum addressing both national and state standards within the following nationally recognized career clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Arts A/V Communications and Technology; Finance; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Marketing Sales and Service; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. While enrolled in one of the twenty-nine CTE courses offered, students gain a solid foundation of career awareness and explore opportunities found within their chosen career pathway.
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 a web-based application that transmits audio, video, content, and chats. Our courses are online courses but we provide access to the instructor on a regular basis.