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Brick and Mortar

Traditional School Students — Brick and Mortar

The Polk Virtual School works with local brick and mortar (traditional) schools to provide access and additional options to courses through the resources of online learning for our local students. Successful completion of a high school level Polk Virtual School course meets the state graduation requirement of successfully completing an online course. The graduation requirement was implemented in 2011 as a graduation requirement for the graduating classes of 2015 and beyond.

As one of the School District’s acceleration opportunities, Polk Virtual School also serves fourth and fifth grade public school students who have scored four’s and five’s on their most recent FCAT and wish to take sixth grade courses. Polk Virtual School has partnered with the district middle schools to offer high school level Spanish and Latin to the students in the STEAM program. STEAM students may begin participating in the high school courses during their first year in the middle school.


Virtual classes are open to all middle and high schools students

  • Lab Setting: Students are assigned by their school guidance counselor to a computer lab during school hours
  • After hours: Students may take additional courses on their own time