About Virtual Prince William

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is a pioneer in online learning through our Virtual Prince William (VPW) program. VPW provides a world-class online learning experience, with accelerated courses taught by highly-skilled and certified PWCS teachers. Virtual Prince William offers students the opportunity to take courses online for the completion of graduation requirements, to recover credits, and to balance academic and extracurricular opportunities. These courses are delivered via Canvas, PWCS’ learning management system, and coursework is completed outside school hours. Students and teachers communicate within the learning management system and via PWCS Office 365 email accounts. VPW courses are NCAA approved as non-traditional courses.

VPW courses are primarily asynchronous (self-paced) with some synchronous interactions. Students are expected to be able to work independently and collaborate with their teachers and peers. Asynchronous instruction is designed for students to complete course work independently at a designated pace. While students have some flexibility to choose when they complete asynchronous tasks, they must adhere to course pacing and due dates.

Courses offered in any given school year are dependent on student enrollment and the availability of qualified and appropriately endorsed instructional staff. View VPW course offerings and schedule.

Summer 2023 registration is open from March 1, 2023, through May 26, 2023.

VPW Summer 2023 Information

  • View instructions on how to set up your Student QuickPay account.
  • View summer registration instructions.
  • Our Summer 2023 session will be June 26, 2023, through August 4, 2023 (six weeks).
  • If you or your student is looking to take a course for initial credit, use the link above to register for a course.
  • VPW courses are fully asynchronous with course instructors offering open office hours daily throughout the summer session. 
  • The cost for our Summer session is $375 per course with an additional fee of $35 for Driver Education if enrolling in our HPE 2 course.
  • If a student qualifies for Free & Reduced lunch, VPW offers a discounted cost of $150 per course. To receive this discounted price, students and/or parents will need to be willing to provide their current school year letter from the PWCS Food and Nutrition Department verifying this status and send it to VPW Admin at helmanbw@pwcs.edu
  • NOTE: It is highly recommended that students register for only ONE VPW summer course, however, TWO courses will be permitted if necessary.  
  • On average students spend 4-6 hours per day to successfully complete the course within the six-week session.
  • We ask that all students and parents take summer plans into consideration prior to registering.  We understand that students may have summer plans such as jobs, athletics, trips, camps, etc but students must continue to have computer and internet access throughout the summer.

Registration does not guarantee enrollment into the course. Students need to be eligible to take their course request. For example, a student who has not completed or is currently sitting in English 10 cannot take English 11. Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment.

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