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 Office365 email accounts.  VPW courses are NCAA approved as non-traditional courses.

VPW courses are both asynchronous and synchronous. 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. Students interested in VPW course options should see their school counselor or contact Virtual Prince William.

Virtual Prince William Vision
The vision of Virtual Prince William is to create and educate lifelong, self-motivated learners using quality, self-paced online learning.

Virtual Prince William Mission
Virtual Prince William offers personalized learning that provides freedom and flexibility, empowering students to achieve their educational goals in balance with the demands of their personal lives, and the opportunity to drive their learning to become responsible, contributing global citizens.


VPW 2021-2022 Academic Year Registration

PWCS Virtual Only registration is closed.

Our Spring 2022 open registration will open at 9:00am on Monday, November 29, 2021 through 9:00am Friday December 17, 2021.  Use the link below to complete a VPW Spring 2022 form.

VPW Spring 2022 Registration Form

VPW will have a late Spring 2022 registration from 9:00am January 12, 2022 through 9:00am January 19, 2022.  Students are encouraged to register during the Spring open registration.

It is important that students communicate their plans to take a VPW course with their school counselor.


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