Escambia County Virtual School Program

The Escambia County Virtual School Program is a new and exciting feature of the Escambia County Schools experience.  Our Virtual School Program equips students with 21st century skills by providing online learning with high quality, rigorous academic opportunities.

With Virtual School, students and parents have the flexibility, variety, and academic continuity to accommodate numerous lifestyles or unique family circumstances.


6th Grade - 12th Grade

Semester 1: July 17 - August 4

Semester 2: November 27 - December 15

Virtual School is Here to Stay: A Kid's Guide to Online Learning


The Virtual School Experience

6th Grade - 12th Grade

  1. Contact your school counselor and request an application.
  2. Return completed applications to your school counselor during open enrollment periods.
  3. Open enrollment for 1st Semester is July 17, 2023 - August 4, 2023.
  4. Open enrollment for 2nd Semester is November 27, 2023 - December 15, 2023.




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The Virtual School Experience and 21st Century Skills


Global Awareness - Virtual School helps students to build the awareness and respect of the power of technology to interconnect people, cultures, societies, and the world. 

Self-Directed Learning - Virtual School helps students to acquire the skills for self-paced and self-directed learning to ultimately become lifelong learners.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Literacy - Virtual School allows students to build skills to use appropriate technologies to process, analyze and present information efficiently and effectively in school, life, and work settings. 

Problem Solving Skills - Virtual School prepares students to solve problems by encouraging creativity, by enhancing precise communication, and by developing analytical thinking skills. 

Time Management and Personal Responsibility - Virtual School reinforces the skill of time management by requiring students to manage their own time and workload in ways that reflect real world working environments for productivity and success. 






Escambia County Alternative Programs

21280 Hwy. 31

Flomaton, AL 36441


K. Quarker White, Ed.S.





The mission of Escambia County Schools is to provide a safe, rigorous, and engaging learning environment that promotes healthy, respectful, resourceful, and responsible life-long learners who will collaborate, lead by example, set goals to strive for excellence, and graduate as college or career ready.







Escambia County Schools, and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) (participating children), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.

School Responsibilities

Escambia County Schools will do the following:

  1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the state’s student academic achievement standards as follows:

  • Present a sound curriculum that will prepare students to be productive citizens of the 21st century.

  • Nurture students’ creative and critical thinking with curriculum standards set forth in each discipline (reading, language, math, social studies, and science).

  • Address individual learning styles of students through a variety of classroom strategies and teaching techniques.

  • Adequately and continuously assess and monitor student progress through diverse assessments such as projects, observational notes, teacher-made tests, standardized tests, portfolio logs, and computerized assessments and journals.

  • Challenge each student to attain proficiency in each subject area and provide continual support to help them achieve this goal.

  • Work together with students, parents, and the community in a united effort to provide the best possible education for our students.


  1. Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it   relates to the individual child’s assessment.

  • Hold parent-teacher conferences once each semester to discuss the compact and how it relates to each individual child’s achievement.

  • Individualize compact for each student.

  • Keep each student’s compact in an individual folder. 

  • Keep compacts on file for five years from the date in which they were signed.

  1. Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress.

  • Progress reports will be issued after four and a half weeks into the nine week grading period.

  • Report cards will be issued every nine weeks to keep parents informed of student’s progress.

  • Conferences will be arranged on an as needed basis in an effort to keep parents informed of their child’s progress.

  1. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

  • Conferences can be scheduled with teachers or administration at any time during the school year.

  • Conferences can be scheduled by calling the office for an appointment or sending a request in writing.

  • Teachers are available for scheduled meetings during their planning time and after school.  

  1. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities as follows: 

  • Volunteers will be actively encouraged to participate in their child’s classroom and in other areas in which they are needed.

  • The Parent Volunteer Coordinator will schedule volunteer times and organize volunteer activities.

  1. Ensure regular two-way, meaningful communication between parents/guardians and school staff, and to the extent practical, in a language that family members can understand. 

  • Communication folders/planners will be used to deliver communications between parents and school staff, and to the extent practical, in a language that family members can understand.

  • Teachers will be available for conferences in person, by phone, and/or email

  • All communications will be available in parent’s home language to the extent of our ability.

Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

  • See that my child attends school regularly and is punctual.

  • Support the school in its efforts to maintain proper behavior and discipline.

  • Provide a proper place and materials to complete homework assignments and review homework regularly.

  • Actively encourage my child’s efforts and stay involved in what my child is learning.

  • Participate in PTO meetings and educational workshops held at my child’s school.

  • Assist my child in learning to resolve conflicts in positive ways.

  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences.

  • Encourage my child to respect cultural differences.

  • Volunteer at my child’s school whenever possible.

  • Send my child to school, ready to learn, with appropriate school supplies.

Student Responsibilities

We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards.  Specifically, we will:

  • Work hard to do my very best in class.

  • Come to school everyday and arrive on time.

  • Make sure that I have all of the school supplies that I need each day.

  • Obey class and school rules for good conduct.

  • Respect other student’s differences.

  • Avoid behaviors that keep my classmates and me from learning.

  • Respect the privacy and property of others.

  • Complete and return all homework assignments on time.