Due to web server maintenance on Friday, Aug. 7, the deadline for Polk Virtual School enrollment has been extended. Parents who want their children to attend PVS for the upcoming school year will now have until 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, to complete the enrollment process.
Any parent who wants their child to attend Polk Virtual must first withdraw the student from their traditional brick-and-mortar school and finish the enrollment process. Applicants must review and follow all enroll instructions (Steps 1 – 4) at pvs.polkschoolsfl.com/enroll. A Polk Virtual staff member will be in touch if any further information is needed.
(UPDATE: We apologize for any confusion about the process of withdrawing from your child’s school to enroll with Polk Virtual. PVS administrators say it is still helpful to contact your child’s school and let them know you are withdrawing for the purpose of enrolling in PVS. Even though PVS can contact schools to withdraw students once they have enrolled in PVS, it still helps our schools to plan for next year if they know sooner rather than later that a student is leaving to join PVS.)
Polk Virtual is one of two available online learning options for 2020-21.
Polk Virtual is a longstanding Polk County Public Schools program that allows students to take online lessons taught by PCPS teachers. Students work at their own pace and set their own schedule, so time management and self-motivation are essential for success. Parents serve as learning coaches and monitor students on completing their assignments. For planning purposes, families who select Polk Virtual School must make a semester-long commitment.
For more information, please contact Polk Virtual at PolkVirtual@polk-fl.net, 863-665-4538, or on Facebook at @PolkVirtual.
Polk Virtual should not be confused with Campus eSchool, which is another online learning option for 2020-21.
Campus eSchool serves as a bridge between a student’s brick-and-mortar school and a purely digital environment. It was designed for families who want their children to eventually return to school but aren’t ready to do so just yet. Students remain enrolled in their zoned, choice, or magnet school of acceptance, but they participate in online learning. Students will be expected to log in at a certain time, and there will be specified times for the various subjects, such as math, science and language arts. For planning purposes, families who select Campus eSchool must make a quarterly commitment.
Parents who did not register for one of the three available learning options (returning to brick-and-mortar campus, eSchool or Polk Virtual) should immediately contact their child’s zoned, choice, or magnet school of acceptance to discuss these learning options and settle on the learning format that best fits their child’s needs.