Fall Term Schedule

Fall 2023 Term Schedule

Term Dates

Overall Term: September 5, 2023 - January 12, 2024

Semester 1: September 5, 2023 - October 27, 2023

Progress Week: October 30, 2023 - November 3, 2023

Semester 2: November 6, 2023 - January 5, 2024

Finals Week: January 8, 2024 - January 12, 2024

Open Registration

Fall 2023 registration will be available from July 10, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. through August 4, 2023.

No late registration requests will be accepted.  Available seats vary by course.  Registration does not guarantee enrollment into the course.  A request will need be approved by the student's school counselor and VPW administration.

Register for the VPW Fall 2023 Term

Orientation Information

Students will complete two orientations before the start of the term: Program Orientation (Canvas module) and a Course Orientation (live with instructor).

The Program Orientation module will be available starting on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 8 a.m. Students will need to complete this module before the first day of the fall term (September 5).

The Course Orientation will occur in the evening hours on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Your instructor will set the time of the course orientation which will be live on Zoom.

Important Term Dates

Grading Periods

  • First Semester (halfway through term) – September 5, 2023 - October 27, 2023
  • Second Semester (conclusion of term) – November 6, 2023 - January 5, 2024

Final grades are calculated and submitted to the student information management system immediately after final exams.

Withdraw Deadline

Students have up until September 29, 2023, to withdraw from a course without penalty. Students who withdraw after September 29 and before the end of semester 1 (October 27) will receive a withdraw pass or withdraw fail. Any student who withdraws after Semester 1 will receive no credit and a failing grade for the course.


Students requiring the SOLs will need to make arrangements with their base school counselor and testing coordinator to take the SOL test.

Final Exams

Final exams will be completed online. The final exam day will be January 11, 2024. The make up day will be January 12, 2024.


  • September 15 – Rosh Hashanah
  • September 25 – Yom Kippur
  • November 10 – Veteran's Day Observed
  • November 22-24 – Thanksgiving
  • December 21 - January 1 – Winter Break

Fitness Devices for HPE Students

All HPE students are issued a Polar A370 or Polar Unite heart rate monitor to be used during the term and returned at the end of the term. All physical fitness hours are earned using the Polar A370 or Unite only. This is a requirement to take HPE 1 or 2. Students who do not pick up a Polar monitor will be withdrawn from the course without penalty.

Fall 2023 Polar Device Pick Up Information

  • Location – TBD
  • Time – TBD
  • Dates – TBD

HPE II Drivers Education Information

All students registered for HPE 2 and requiring the driver education classroom component will be provided two options to complete this requirement.

VPW provides the VADETs Driver Education course through our HPE 2 course at no tuition during the fall and spring terms. This course will be conducted in the VADETs Canvas website. If a student elects not to complete driver education with their VPW HPE 2 course, they can do so on their own at a later date through the VADETs program directly. The cost to complete Driver Ed directly with VADETs is $119.

*Note: This is not behind the wheel/road and range training. Please coordinate with your base school before your student gets their license.